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Otsego communities struggle with housing needs

Otsego communities struggle with housing needs By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com Affordable and available housing remains an issue in Otsego County in general, but particular issues have come up recently in both Cooperstown and Oneonta. However, both areas are doing their part to amend this issue. Although there has been some backlash, elected officials acknowledge the necessity of creating affordable housing in the area. A planned development at 10 Chestnut St. in Cooperstown is being considered by the…

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Delgado Meets With OFO, Says Session ‘Illuminating

MASKIN, HERZIG IMPRESSED Delgado Meets With OFO, Says Session ‘Illuminating’ ONEONTA – U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, today met with the poverty-fighting Opportunities for Otsego’s board of directors and staff. The freshman congressman called the meeting “illuminating and deeply important to understand the headwinds facing thousands of Upstate New Yorkers experiencing poverty and homelessness.” OFO CEO Dan Maskin said he was “honored” to have Delgado visit the organization, adding, “I was thoroughly impressed that he took the time to listen…

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Challenge For Candidate: Affordable Housing

LETTER from DAVID FLYNN Challenge For Candidate: Affordable Housing To the Editor: This is in regards to letters written about Oneonta and attracting young people to work in our area. What is needed is housing for all working individuals, as most housing in the City of Oneonta is geared for our student population. There aren’t homes available to purchase that could be within the reach of these “young people,” nor are there sufficient apartments available to rent, as we have…

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Dostal: There Are ‘Misconceptions’ About RSS Project

People Who Would Live In RSS Are Committed To Recovery, Dostal Says LEAF Director Responds To Neighbors Organizing By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA – In response to the formation of “Sixth Ward Neighbors United,” LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal said there are “misconceptions” about the proposed Rehabilitation & Support Services housing development and the 14 units set aside for people in addiction recovery. “Those people get to move into those units because they have engaged in a…

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Sixth Ward Will Fight River Street Housing Project

THE TARGET: RSS PROPOSAL 50 Neighbors Uniting To Fight Housing Project By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA – Christened “Sixth Ward Neighbors United,” River Street residents and businesspeople met for more than two hours with  city, county and state elected officials at the Sixth Ward Athletic Club Thursday evening  to discuss strategies to oppose RSS’s housing development in their neighborhood. “There are multiple bad reasons for RSS’s project,” said Fran Colone, a vocal critic of the housing development…

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Oneonta’s Housing Problem Sparks Debate in Council Committee Meeting

Is Additional Affordable Housing Needed In City? Council Committee Asks By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA –  A $10,000 Opportunities for Otsego proposal to determine the need for low- and moderate-income housing in the city and how to fill it met skepticism from a Common Council committee last night. Still, the Community Development Committee forwarded the proposal for discussion by the full Common Council, which next meets at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday. OFO Housing Director Audrey Benkenstein…

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Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home! Oneonta Heights Now Accepting Applications By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA – Christina Drayton and her family got their first tour of their new apartment today as Housing Visions hosted an open house of its latest housing project, Oneonta Heights at 4 Monroe Ave. “I am in love with it,” said Drayton. “The kids have already picked out their rooms. I’ve let them each pick some wall stickers for their bedrooms but the rest of…