We are writing to express our strong support for the development of the Riverside Apartments project in Oneonta. As family doctors who have served the Oneonta community for 25 years, we are aware of the many challenges people face in our town. Access to safe, quality and affordable housing is an important social determinant of health. It is essential that our families, friends and all members of our community can access affordable housing.

There is no question about the need for more affordable housing in Oneonta. We work with many individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet, and the lack of quality, affordable housing often poses significant challenges.

The Riverside Apartments will make a considerable difference by increasing access to affordable housing. The location, near public transportation, local businesses and services, is ideal. It will give individuals easy access to job opportunities, and provide businesses with both an expanded pipeline of prospective employees and additional customers. Best of all, it will bring a new vibrancy to the downtown area that will benefit everyone.

We have been privileged to work with Rehabilitation Support Services during our tenure in Oneonta, and have seen how they care for our patients and deliver successful programs that change people’s lives. We know that RSS has our community’s best interests in mind, as well as a proven track record of partnership, and of delivering successful programs that improve people’s lives. They are exactly the right organization to lead this vital effort.

We look forward to seeing the Riverside Apartments built and urge our friends and neighbors to join us in supporting this valuable investment in our community.

Carolyn and Chris Wolf-Gould

Town of Oneonta

The Wolf-Goulds are doctors with Susquehanna Family Practice, The Gender Wellness Center, A.O. Fox Hospital and The Bassett Healthcare Network.

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