UPDATE 8/31/17: The Ulster County Continuum of Care Project Priority Listing that will be included as part of our 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Grant Submission is now available to view.

Nearly 70 regional agencies are committed to end homelessness in the Hudson Valley region, many of them are members of Ulster County Continuum of Care:

CARES Inc.
Caring Hands
Catholic Charities
Catskill Mtn. Love in the Name of Christ
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
Family of Woodstock-Kingston
Family of Woodstock-Ellenville
Family’s Child Care Council
Gateway Community Industries
Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley
Kingston Community Development
Kingston Landlord Assoc.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mental Health Association of Ulster County
Mid-Hudson Care Center (Albany Med. Center Kingston HIV Clinic)
Midtown Rising
Multi-County Development Corp.
PEOPLE, Inc.
Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS)
RUPCO
Soldier On
Ulster BOCES
Ulster County Catholic Charities
Ulster County Department of Social Services (DSS)
Ulster County Mental Health
Ulster County Planning
Ulster County Veteran’s Service Agency
United Way of Ulster County
VA Albany
WestCOP, INC.

Advocacy

Homelessness Hurts Everyone!

Not every homeless person is sleeping on the sidewalk at night.  More often than not, they are sleeping in cars, garages, and other places where they blend in; become invisible.  But whether they are visible or invisible, the fact of their homelessness hurts them and their families and hurts their communities as well.

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Substandard hand-made housing built in 2011 by unidentified homeless in the woods at Bradley Meadows, the site now known as Woodstock Commons

The Ulster County Continuum of Care exists to promote the goal of ending homelessness in Ulster County by building an effective centralized intake and assessment system, evaluating homeless data to determine the need to reduce homelessness, providing services that increase stabilization of individuals and families, monitoring progress of existing programs and services for homeless, and advocating for funding to promote decent, safe, affordable housing for all. Collectively, the group administrates $1.2-million annually to programs and services directed at meeting the needs of this population in crisis.

Click here for a list of 70+ agencies participating in this conversation and ongoing regional work.

UPDATE 8/31/17: The Ulster County Continuum of Care Project Priority Listing that will be included as part of our 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Grant Submission is now available to view.

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RUPCO Monthly enews:  December 2014 | November 2014 | October 2014 | May 2014  |  Spring 2014 

December 2, 2014: Free Winter Coats, Wellness Clinic and Section 8 Application Assistance Piggyback on December 11

November 20, 2014: Mayor Announces Second Award of $350k grant for First-time Homebuyers

November 19, 2014: Overcoming Homelessness Discussion and Continuum of Care Annual Meeting

November 10, 2014: Housing Choice Voucher Program Opens November 17

October 17, 2014: Saugerties Resident Recognized for Lifetime Service Award at Community Lunch on October 30

October 17, 2014: Ulster County Director Recognized for Community Contributions at Annual Lunch

October 3, 2014: NYS HCR Executive Deputy Commissioner Speaks at Community Lunch

September 26, 2014: RUPCO Housing Expert Appointed to National Advisory Committee

September 24, 2014: RUPCO Adds Depth to Senior Leadership Team

April 8, 2014: Woodstock Commons Spring Art Show

March 24, 2014: Ulster Savings Bank and RUPCO Host First Time Home Buyer Seminar

March 12, 2014: “Paint Can Opening” Celebrates Lace Factory Rehab

February 25, 2014: Childs Elected Chair of RUPCO Board

February 12, 2014: RUPCO and Woodstock Seek Energy Advocates

February 6, 2014: “Share the Love” at Woodstock Commons, Valentine’s Day, 5 pm to 8 pm

January 29, 2014: First-time Homebuyer’s Seminar on April 7, 2014

January 16, 2014: Energy Saving Success Stories: Cut Home Energy Costs with a Home Energy Retrofit!

January 6, 2014: Congressman Partners with Housing Agencies on Help for Distressed Homeowners

January 6, 2014: Explore Energy-efficiency Education