Housing Program

Opportunities for Broome, Inc. Housing Program provides permanent, safe, and affordable housing opportunities for low-income people.  OFB is HUD certified Community and Development Organization (CHDO), which receives funding assistance from the City, State, and Federal governments to improve local housing conditions.

Low Income Housing Units

OFB has several housing units throughout the City of Binghamton, including housing units on Carroll Street, Susquehanna Street, Pine Street, Griswold Street, and State Street.  For further information on availability and income eligibility, please contact us at (607) 723-6493.

Testimonial Anthony Housing

Testimonial Kelly Housing

Testimonial Majada Housing

Testimonial MaritzaFournier Housing

East Hills Senior Living Center
50 East Clapham Street Binghamton, New York 13904
Phone: 723-1863

East Hills Senior Living Center is affordable housing for seniors 55 years of age and over or handicapped people of any age. Our facility is comprised of 28 one-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units. Rental rates are based on income, 60% of units are at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 40% of the units are at or below 60% AMI. Heat and hot water is included in all units; residents pay their own electric.

Each unit at East Hills Senior Living Center is spacious and quiet, with plenty of closet space and beautiful views. All apartments are handicapped-adaptable, including stoves, refrigerators and central air-conditioning, and are equipped with an 24-hour emergency call system. Laundry hook-ups are available in each apartment, as well as a laundry room located in the community center. East Hills Senior Living Center is a neighborhood where the people that live there take pride in their surroundings.

Testimonial Arcenia East Hills

Shelter Plus Care Program

Shelter Plus Care is subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide safe, affordable housing to chronically homeless individuals.  It is a project based rental assistance program that we are very proud to bring to our community.

Qualifications:

The program pays the rent for chronically homeless individuals to assist them in regaining independence and control of their lives.  Chronically homeless individuals are single people that have been either homeless for one full year or have had four episodes homelessness in the past three years.  All of our participants have an underlying disability, such as past drug/alcohol addiction, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Clients are carefully selected to be enrolled in the program.  Participants must be very serious about changing their lives and be actively engaged in recommended treatments.  While HUD provides a base grant for this program, it is also partially funded by the participants themselves.  Many clients have secured paying positions because of their involvement in our program.

Referrals are accepted from other agencies that work with the homeless populations.  We document and record past living situations and establish a plan that involves both what actions the case manager will take and the steps the clients will follow to realize their goals.  It is important for our clients that they are an active participant in determining their own course of action.  Our trained Family Advocates keep in constant contact with each individual enrolled in the program to ensure that they are living a healthy lifestyle and to assist them in obtaining needed services within the community.

Please contact Opportunities for Broome, Inc. at (607)724-0000 or (607) 723-6493 for referrals or for more information.