Chautauqua Opportunities Inc

17 W. Courtney Street
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York 14701

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 17th, 2021, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc serves Chautauqua County on behalf of New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Chautauqua County, New York Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Website:

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Phone: (716) 366-3333.

Open Until Further Notice: Chautauqua County, New York Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc (COI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis on the third Wednesday and the last Friday of each month, from June 17, 2015, until further notice.

Please note:

  • According to the COI, "Families living in Chautauqua County must provide written verification of residency in order to apply."
  • The dates to apply in 2021 are as follows:
    • Jamestown    | Dunkirk​​​​​​​
    • January 20     |  January 29
    • February 17    | February 26
    • March 17        |  March 26
    • April 21           |  April 30
    • May 19           |  May 28
    • June 16          |  June 25
    • July 21            |  July 30
    • August 18       |  August 27
    • September 15 |  September 24
    • October 20      |  October 29
    • November 17  |  November 29
    • December 15  |  January 3, 2022

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. On the dates under the "Jamestown" column above, complete an application at the Laughlin Community Action Center, located at 402 Chandler St, Jamestown, NY 14701, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm ET.
  2. On the dates under the "Dunkirk" column above, complete an application at Connections North, located at 10825 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

The following documentation is required when applying: Social Security Number for all household members; Income.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the COI Section 8 Housing page, or the COI website.

Sources: This information was verified by the COI on December 15, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (716) 366-3333.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/17/2021.

About Chautauqua Opportunities Inc

More information about Chautauqua Opportunities Inc can be found on its website at

Representatives of Chautauqua Opportunities Inc may be available by phone at (716) 366-3333. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 17th, 2021, it is not known if Chautauqua Opportunities Inc is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 07/12/2018, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.