purpose of The Schuyler Housing Opportunity Council, Inc.
(SHOC) is to insure that every resident of Schuyler County
has access to safe and decent housing.
was established in 1989 and incorporated as a non-profit
agency in 1993. Since its beginning we have been able to
help between 25 to 50 families each year to improve their
homes to a reasonably livable condition. In the past we
have managed multiple unit rehab jobs. Currently, our emphasis
is on responding to individual housing needs.
try to cover gaps which other programs may not be able to
respond. We network with Schuyler Outreach, the Office of
Social Services, the Economic Opportunity Program, Catholic
Charities, NYSEG Power Partners, and the Office for the
United Way of Schuyler County is at present a major funder.
We also receive substantial income from our Annual Benefit
Dinner held each spring at the Logan Ridge Estates in Hector.
The remainder of our funds come from donations made by local
corporations, businesses and individuals. All of our income
is used for the purchase of materials or expertise that
we do not have. Volunteers provide most of the rehab labor
and all of the program support manpower.
have helped over 300 families in the past ten years.