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  • RUPCO Office Holiday Closings
    The RUPCO offices in Catskill, Kingston and Walden are closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27th. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 30. Wishing you and your »
  • Winter Coat Drive 2015
    In its 12th year, the Winter Coat Drive provides winter coats, jackets, hats, mittens and boots FREE to families and people in need throughout Hudson Valley. In 2014, the Annual Coat Drive gave away »
  • Family Self-sufficiency Newsletter: Fall 2015
    The Family Self-sufficiency Program Fall 2015 newsletter looks at a variety of money-saving solutions for you and your family: solar installations energy audits holiday food baskets heating »
  • Maintenance Technician
    Applicants may apply online through or by mail to RUPCO, 289 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Deadline for applications/resumes is Noon on Friday, October 9 »
  • Give Housing a Voice: Stories from Woodstock Commons
    Two residents at Woodstock Commons, Susan Palmgren and Christina Bazzicalupo tell their personal stories, share what Homes means to them, and why Home Matters. Why Home Matters: Susan Palmgren »
  • A Perspective on Homelessness
    Imagine living in an apartment with two windows which were constantly covered with blinds, no kitchen, a small bathroom, all the size of a walk-in bedroom closet.  Most people would think this »
  • RUPCO Featured in Regional Arts Magazine Chronogram
    Rarely do you see an affordable housing champion highlighted in a regional arts magazine. That is, until this month. On newsstands this week, the April 2015 edition of Chronogram Magazine features »
  • Hudson Valley Homeowners to Benefit from Homeownership Service Provider Affiliation
    Faith Moore, Executive Director for RDAC, and Kevin O'Connor, CEO for RUPCO are all smiles over the affiliate relationship effective April 1, 2015. Hudson Valley homeowners stand to benefit »
  • City of Kingston & RUPCO Promote Homeownership
    Is homeownership right for you?  RUPCO is administering $350,000 in funding on behalf of the City of Kingston for first-time homebuyers within the City limits. But to qualify for this program »


First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at

Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SUNY Ulster Dining Hall
491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Stone Ridge, NY 12498

#Paris Talks Ulster Listens

SUNY Ulster will be hosting local green organizations as well as having speakers to highlight the importance of the UN Climate talks.


11:00am-11:30am: Wes Gillingham (Catskill Mountain Keeper)- What are the climate talks? “Can we wait”

11:35am-12:05pm: Rebecca Martin (Kingston Citizens)- Grassroots Movement: Timeline of a Successful Grassroots Movement.

12:10pm-12:40pm: Andrew Faust (New York Permaculture: Regional Economy: Pathways to True Security

12:45pm-1:15pm: Rachel Marco-Haven (Earth Guardians New York): Youth Involvment

1:30pm-2:30pm: Student Speakers on a variety of relevent issues.

Organizations Involved:

Catskill Mountain Keeper

Kingston Citizens

Earth Guardians New York

Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency

SUNY’s Clean Energy Technology Program

New Paltz Climate Action Coalition

And more..

Alternative Heating for Homes and Small Businesses
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Farm & Home Center
2715 Rt 44, Millbrook, NY

Alternative Heating For Homes and Small Businesses
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY HEATING forum – For residents and small businesses

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County. (Snow date Dec. 15th)

This forum will present information on alternative heating systems that are becoming increasingly common – both to reduce heating bills and move toward renewable fuels. Topics include: Passive solar, solar hot water, solar panels, geothermal heat, air-source heat pumps, pellet stoves, home energy audits, insulating and air-sealing, and incentive programs such as through NYSERDA and Solarize Hudson Valley.

Speakers include: Jeff Luoma – CCE Environment and Energy Program Leader, Joseph Malcarne – Malcarne Contracting, John Tremblay – Sigma-Tremblay LLC, Hugo Jule – RUPCO representative, and Solarize Hudson Valley. Question and answer to follow presentation. Light refreshments served.

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RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
Woodstock Commons Artist Reception: Barbara Schacker
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet resident-artist Barbara Schacker as she exhibits her artwork now through February 28 in the Woodstock Commons Community Room. Tonight, talk with Barbara at an artist reception, find out about her artist philosophy. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of Veterans’ Day
Jan 11 all-day
RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 18 all-day
RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
Feb 15 all-day
Woodstock Commons Artist Reception: Prudence Nelmes
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet resident-artist Prudence Nelmes as she exhibits her artwork now through April 30 in the Woodstock Commons Community Room. Tonight, talk with Prudence at an artist reception, find out about her artist philosophy. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Full Calendar


GJGNY Spring Newsletter
Green Jobs | Green New York has the right tools for you to get started this Spring on home energy efficiency. Get details about the 3rd Annual Energy Symposium, savings from Central Hudson, energy »
Hudson Valley Communities Partner With RUPCO
RUPCO’s Green Jobs Green New York Team (GJGNY) has been, and is always, on the move! And thanks to them, hundreds of homes in the region are now safer, cleaner and less costly to heat and cool than »


Krista DuBois Ortiz

RUPCO Storytelling – A homeowner’s dream come true. See Krista’s inspirational story.

Step by Step, RUPCO’s FSS program helps people build lives. Read Theresa’s inspirational story.

Theresa Handleman