Due to current COVID social distancing restrictions our office remains closed for walk-in assistance. Please continue to use the post office, the drop box
on the front of our building or e-mail missieh@oswegony.org. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during these unprecedented times.

Having the security of a place to call home is a great place to begin taking steps to improve your life. The City of Oswego Rental Assistance Program provides housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) to low income families, elderly and disabled households. We are committed to serving eligible applicants and will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Empowering People in Our Community

through affordable housing and self sufficiency opportunities

Because Home is a Great Place to Start

Welcome from the Director

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Welcome to the City of Oswego Rental Assistance Program website. As you peruse the following pages you will learn about our agency, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, the self sufficiency programs we have underway, and the services and programs we provide.

First and foremost, we are here to assist our program participants. We strive to not only to assist participants in finding quality, affordable housing, but perhaps more importantly we can help our participants achieve financial independence. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to read about our programs that have been designed to help participants reach their goals.

The Rental Assistance Program began in the City of Oswego in 1976 and have been assisting residents over the past 40 years under the over site from the City of Oswego Common Council and the Mayor of Oswego. We currently serve 489 families in the Oswego community through direct partnerships with private property owners.  

We are proud of the accomplishments we have achieved to date, and we are committed to seeking out innovative housing opportunities and special programs that will serve to positively impact the lives of our program participants  And, with the support of the City of Oswego and our dedicated employees, as well as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we are confident that we can continue to improve the housing and programs we offer to our participants and our community.