93%

Amount of each dollar that goes to support our services and programs

Eligibility

Review the list below to see which programs you may be eligible for based on your family situation. For additional information on any program, click the program name. Services are open to residents of Otsego County.


Building Healthy Families

The Children's Center

  • Families with business at the Otsego County Court Complex
  • Child between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years old

Early Head Start

  • Pregnant or a child under 3 years of age
  • Household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart belowOR
  • Child is in foster care OR
  • Family is receiving TANF, SSI, or is homeless

Emergency Housing 

  • Homeless OR
  • At-risk of homelessness (i.e. late on housing payments/utilities, eviction notice)

Energy Opportunities

  • Programs offered for homeowners of all income levels

First Time Homebuyers Program

  • Applicants must be a first time homebuyer. Click here for the program definition of a first time homebuyer.
  • Purchase a single-family home within the City of Oneonta
  • Successfully complete the First Time Homebuyer Education Course
  • Qualify for and secure a first mortgage with a local lending institution/bank
  • Contribute at least $1,000 to the down payment on a home
  • Household income at or below 112% of HUD Median Income (see chart below)

Head Start

  • Child between the ages of 3-5
  • Household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart belowOR
  • Child is in foster care OR
  • Family is receiving TANF, SSI, or is homeless

Home Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Live in an owner-occupied, single-family home within the City of Oneonta
  • Be current on mortgage payments, property and school tax, and homeowners/flood insurance premiums
  • Homes must have aged, deficient, or unsafe living conditions
  • Household income at or below 112% of HUD Median Income (see chart below)

Housing Services

  • Programs offered for renters, potential homeowners, and homeowners of all income levels.
  • Discounts on online homebuyer education for low-to-moderate income households. See eligibility guidelines below.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

  • Resident of Oneonta School District
  • Child must have turned four (4) before December 1 

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • Primary or secondary victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault OR
  • Innocent victim of a crime

Weatherization

  • Household income at or below 60% of the State Median Income (see chart below)
  • Homes cannot have received Weatherization Services after September 30th, 1994.

Wheels to Work 

  • Employed at least 20 hours per week
  • Meet program income eligibility guidelines. For more information, contact the program coordinator. 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Pregnant and postpartum women and/or children under the age of 5
  • Household income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart belowOR
  • Recipient of Medicaid, TANF services, or SNAP/food stamps
  • Have a nutritional or health reason to qualify

 

Program Maximum Annual Household Income/Family Size
1 2 3 4 5 6
Early Head Start and Head Start $16,237 $21,983 $27,729 $33,475 $39,221 $44,967
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) $23,107 $31,284 $39,461 $47,638 $55,815 $63,992
Weatherization $29,928 $39,144 $48,360 $57,564 $66,780 $75,984
eHome Homebuyer Education Course Discount $37,360 $42,720 $48,080 $53,360 $57,680 $61,920
Home Repair/Rehab & First Time Homebuyer* $41,843 $47,846 $53,850 $59,763 $64,602 $69,350
Assisted Home Performance $38,256 $50,032 $61,808 $73,568 $85,344 $97,120
Energy Opportunities No  Income Limits      
 * Eligibility for the First Time Homebuyers Program may be based on AGI as reported on Federal tax returns.