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Oneonta Affordable Housing Wins State Support

This house is one of the project sites. Under the plan, an affordable housing duplex will replace it.
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An affordable housing project in Oneonta just got nearly $7 million from New York state. Gary Herzig says the project fills a big need.

“We have very few affordable housing units for working families,” Herzig says. “In addition, we have a list, a long list, of vacant housing units that unfortunately is getting longer every year.”

Herzig works at the community agency Opportunities for Otsego. He helped coordinate the new housing project. Low-cost units will replace five currently abandoned buildings and some vacant property. There will be senior housing for 40 and other units for 20 families.

“It’s a good start,” Herzig says. “There’s a lot more work to be done, but it’s moving us in the right direction.”

The total project cost is $15 million. Herzig says the city and private investors will add to the money from the state.