ACCESS to Home Veteran Program

ACCESS to Home Veterans ProgramVeterans with a service-related disability may qualify for accessibility modifications in their homes or apartments through the Access to Home Veteran Program. RUPCO and the Ulster County Veteran Service Agency are ready to assist a minimum of 8 veteran households with this work. Accessibility modifications include:

  • Visual alarm systems for the hearing impaired
  • Roll-in showers with grab bars
  • High-rise toilets with grab bars
  • Roll-under countertops & sinks
  • Wheel chair ramps& vertical lifts
  • Interior& exteriorstair lifts
  • Automatic door openers
  • Front knob appliances
  • Automated faucets
  • Reclining liftchairs
  • Other accessibility needs

Call today for more information, RUPCO (845) 331-9860 or UCVSA (845) 340-3190.

Call for Homeowner Letter of Interest: New Paltz Housing Rehabilitation Program

Kingston home solar system array install 2016The Town of New Paltz has the opportunity to apply for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding from the New York State Office of Housing and Community Renewal to assist a minimum of (10) owner occupied homeowners with housing rehabilitation within the Town or Village New Paltz. This program will focus on energy-efficiency upgrades including residential solar system arrays. RUPCO will administer the program.

In addition to the installation of solar system arrays, eligible repairs may include: failing roofs, window replacement, mechanical systems, water systems, electrical systems, energy efficiency upgrades, structural or foundation repairs, flooring and building safety and code violations.

Interested homeowners should contact RUPCO by e-mail (sdolan@rupco.org) or call the HomeOwnership Center at (845) 331-9860. Letters of Interest can also be obtained at the New Paltz Town Hall.

Letters of Interest are accepted ona rrolling basis. Please apply ASAP.

The Letter of Interest below does not commit you to participation. However, RUPCO will contact you if funding is allocated to this program. If funding becomes available, RUPCO will invite you to an informational meeting outlining program details.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must own and occupy the home as their primary residence (homes in parks are not eligible). The property must be up to date with all taxes, mortgage payments, and homeowners Insurance.

Applicants must meet the gross annual income guidelines below by household size.

Area Median Income for elgible New Paltz homeowners for this grant

Letter of Interest New Paltz Housing Rehabilitation Program

Owner(s)/Name on Deed:_________________________________________

Property Address:________________________________________________

Mailing Address if Different:  ______________________________________

Township:  Town of New Paltz     OR     Village of New Paltz

Phone:____________________________________________

E-mail:____________________________________________

Household Size: _________       Bedroom Size: _________

Gross Household Income: $__________________________

Interested in Solar:  Yes___   No___

Home Repair Needs:_________________________________

Call for UC Homeowner Interest Letter: Septic System Repair/Replacement Grant Program

RUPCO, in coordination with the County of Ulster as the sponsor, is pursuing a grant opportunity to assist low- to moderate-income homeowners with private septic systems in need of repair or replacement.

RUPCO is requesting Ulster County homeowners with private septic systems that are failing and who are interested in participating in a grant program to provide basic information, so RUPCO can better identify the need for this type of grant program.

Interested homeowners should submit a Letter of Interest ASAP

Letters of Interest will be accepted on a rolling basis

  • by fax (845) 331-9864
  • mailed to 289 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401
  • hand-delivered to RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center, 301 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401
  • or e-mail Sally Dolan

The Letter of Interest below does not commit you to participation. However, RUPCO will contact you if funding is allocated to this program. If funding becomes available, RUPCO will invite you to an informational meeting outlining program details.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants must own and occupy the home with a deed in the name of at least one household member.
  • Homes in mobile home parks are not eligible.
  • The property must be up to date with all taxes, mortgage payments and homeowners Insurance.
  • Systems must be privately owned. Systems connected to public waste systems are not eligible.
  • City of Kingston residents are not eligible. Homeowners within the New York City Watershed are not eligible for this program; however, you may qualify for funding available through the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
  • Applicants must meet the gross annual income guidelines below by household size.

Letter of Interest Ulster County CDBG Well & Septic System Repair Program

Owner(s)/Name on Deed:___________________________________

Property Address:_______________________________________

Mailing Address if Different:  ______________________________________

Phone:_________________________

E-mail:___________________________

Household Size: _________       Bedroom Size: _________

Gross Household Income: $_______________________

Current septic system size in gallons:___________________________

 

 

Non-emergency rehab repairs for owner-occupied homes

Home rehab siding installerRUPCO accesses funding from state, federal and other funders to provide grants to low-income homeowners for improvements and necessary repairs. Each home is evaluated to determine the types of repairs that need to be completed. Items include health and safety hazards, improvement or replacement of outdated systems, structural issues, accessibility modifications, and energy conservation measures. Owners must occupy their residence, and most funding sources don’t allow assistance to manufactured housing.

Typical repairs:

  • Roof Replacement
  • Windows and siding
  • Interior painting for lead stabilization
  • Upgrades to heating, plumbing, or electrical systems

RUPCO currently has a wait list for this program, but we encourage Ulster County Homeowners to submit an application. The household income limits are on the downloadable application attached below. Applicants are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, they are chosen by household type, income or other specifications set by funders. There are specific document requirements to verify ownership, household size and income.

Most funding is provided in the form of a zero-interest deferred loan with a term of 5 or 10 years depending on the funding source requirements. These funds require no payments or interest and are forgiven if residency is verified each year till the end of your term. Other restrictions may apply.

This program is not an immediate or emergency program.

Senior homeowners eligible for NYS HTFC RESTORE PROGRAM

older man and older woman as a couple on park benchFor a limited time, RUPCO is offering available funds for emergency home repairs through the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HFTC) RESTORE Program. RUPCO plans to help seven or more senior homeowners in Ulster County with emergency repair funding up to $10,000 including program fees.

 Funding Availability: Not all eligible applicants will be selected. If demand exceeds funding availability, those with most feasible and highest need projects will be selected first.

Basic program requirements:

  • Must own and reside in a home in Ulster County
  • Must be up to date with mortgage, tax payments and have Homeowners Insurance
  • Household total gross income at or below the 80% Area Medium Income limits for Ulster County
  • Must have an approved emergency repair need that is within budget
  • Dwelling must not have other major repair issues
  • Project must be able to complete within 30 days by a qualified contractor.
  • The homeowner must be 60 years of age or older
  • Property Maintenance Declaration form filed
  • Owners must live in the home for 3 years after service
  • Homeowners to supply 2 estimates from local contractors

Typical Emergency repairs or replacement covered:

  • Failing water heaters, well pumps, pressure tanks, supply lines, septic tanks, fields, drains
  • Accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps, lifts etc.
  • Leaking plumbing, Leaking roofs and failing heating systems
  • Electrical safety issues, Broken steps, landings, railings
  • Other emergency health and safety issues

Annual gross income limit for household size

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people
$44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900

For more information or to apply today, contact Sally Dolan 845-331-9860 ext. 227

Equal Housing Opportunity logo black&white EnglishProgram funding is provided based on eligibility, funding availability and project feasibility. Other restrictions and conditions may apply. Funding provided through the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation.