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Department of Social Services

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)
For assistance with back rent and utilities due to COVID-19, please see this informational video regarding ERAP: 
in English   
in Spanish
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program online application and information is now available at:  https://otda.ny.gov/programs/Emergency-Rental-Assistance/

Cash awards due to COVID hardships are available for youth who were in or are in Foster Care:
Click HERE for information or email chafee@ocfs.ny.gov with questions.

DSS Mission

The mission of the Oswego County Department of Social Services is to strengthen families, assure safety, promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life in our community.

DSS Vision
Oswego County DSS is a reputable group of skilled and influential professionals that engages all available resources to protect our community's most vulnerable and assist them in accessing opportunity, resources and supports so that all may reach their greatest potential.

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