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More than half the families in the United States earn $60,000 or less per year

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pngwing.com_survey perople color.pngOFO is working on its next Community Needs Assessment. We have developed a short survey to get a better understanding of the needs in our community & help us work with partners to address gaps & improve community conditions. Click here to take the survey.

Current OFO Community Needs Assessments, including COVID-19 supplemental & Head Start-specific reports, can be found in our Press Room.


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Community Action Agencies across the country are helping people and changing lives by identifying barriers and creating solutions to ensure equitable distribution and access to COVID-19 vaccines and resources.  Visit OFO's one-stop COVID-19 Resource page for information on local testing sites, vaccine opportunities, and other valuable resources.


About Opportunities for Otsego

Founded in 1966, Opportunities for Otsego helps alleviate poverty and fosters self-sufficiency through comprehensive and holistic client-centered services. The Agency focuses its attention on specific problems affecting the community, mobilizes resources, and creates solutions to unlock opportunities for low-income individuals and disenfranchised families. Our services encourage economic stability, social justice, and the promotion of healthy lives and families for residents of Otsego County.

Agency Mission

The leader in developing innovative solutions that promote healthy lives, thriving families, and caring communities.

Upcoming Events

12.24.2021 - Christmas Holiday: The agency will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program 24- hour hotlines and shelters will still be accessible to those with a need.

12.31.2021 - New Years Day Holiday: The agency will be closed in recognition of the New Years Day holiday. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program 24- hour hotlines and shelters will still be accessible to those with a need.

Coming Winter 2022 - Training on Building Science and Home Energy Efficiency Improvements:  Learn the basics of building science and energy efficiency improvements needed for entry into the workplace.  Successful attendees will receive OSHA construction safety and NYS Weatherization Directors Association certifications, work boots, jacket, a starter tool kit, and an opportunity to talk with local employers. Open to residents of Otsego, Delaware, and Chenango Counties.  For more information, email our Housing & Community Development Office or Penny at CDO Workforce by email or at 607.432.4800 extension 0. 

View the full agency calendar

What's Happening...

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NOW ENROLLING! Head Start is now enrolling for 2021-2022 program year. To enroll children must be three years old by December 1, 2021. Head Start also provides support to prenatal mothers and children up to three years old through Early Head Start. Apply online, or for more information call 607.433.8055 or visit our Eligibility page.

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DON'T DELAY - Emergency Rental Assistance: Although the eviction moratorium has been extended until January 15, 2022, tenants at risk of eviction due to financial hardship caused by COVID should apply immediately for New York State ERAP funds. Assistance is also available for landlords. Get more information and apply through the online portal.

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TENANTS RIGHTS: Valuable resources are available for those facing eviction or other housing crises on our Housing Services page.

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Annual Report

$5,320,139reinvested into the local economy through employee salaries and program services. (FY2020)

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