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:___________________________

 

 

Looking for Those Interested in Ulster County Manufactured Housing Replacement Program
brand new manufactured home in Fallsburg NYWe’re applying for grant funding worth up to $600,000 to replace aging manufactured homes in Ulster County.  We’re identifying potential applicants with low-to-moderate incomes in need of home replacement. This program, if funded through NYS Office of Housing and Community Renewal, would provide complete replacement of six, owner-occupied homes on personally owned properties.
 
Homeowners interested in replacement of their existing, outdated manufactured homes with an energy-efficient, new home should contact Sally Dolan by email sdolan@rupco.org or by calling (845) 331-9860 to request a Letter of Interest form.  The Letter of Interest does not oblige a homeowner to participate; however, all interested homeowners submitting a Letter of Interest will be invited to an informational meeting (should RUPCO receive the funding and be selected to administer the replacement program). Priority will be given to homes built prior to 1976, but homeowners with homes built after that date are also encouraged to apply. Interested homeowners should contact RUPCO prior to December 6, 2016.
 
Eligibility requirements include:  
* Applicant must own, occupy, and have title to a manufactured home
* The applicant must own the land upon which the home is located; the deed must include the name of at least one household member
* Homes in parks are not eligible
* Priority will be given to pre-1976 mobile homes
* The property must be up to date with all taxes, or have an agreement for a repayment plan
* Applicants must meet the income guidelines below by household size.
1 person $42,500
2 people $48,600
3 people $54,650
4 people $60,700 
5 people $65,600 
6 people $70,450
 
A Letter of Interest could be as simple as this:
I am interested in learning more about RUPCO’s Manufactured Home Replacement Program 
 Name on Deed:___________________________________
Property Address:_______________________________________
Mailing Address (if different): _______________________________________
Manufactured Home: Yes___   No___     Age of Home: _____   Lot Size: _______________
SBL (as seen on your tax bill): ______________________
Are you listed on the deed for the property? Yes___ No___
Phone: (_______) _____________ Email:_________________________________________
Household Size: _____________
Background
In 2015, RUPCO worked with the Town of Fallsburg to replace seven manufactured homes including disposal of the old home, site work and new home installation. View this YouTube video for more on that story: https://youtu.be/cjWrTrgmaE0
RUPCO also worked in the Town of Thompson on single family repair program for manufactured home owners.
 
A charter member of NeighborWorks America, a national network of housing and community development change agents, RUPCO affects the lives of over 8,000 people through its work with homelessness, rental assistance, foreclosure prevention, first-time homebuyers, home rehabilitation and energy efficiency and real estate development. RUPCO currently owns/manages 15 properties with 430 apartments providing homes to over 500 people. The majority of those residents represent our community’s most vulnerable populations: the elderly, seniors, disabled and working class families. RUPCO’s Housing Choice Voucher Program helps 1959 families with rental subsidies. RUPCO awards $11 million to local landlords in Ulster and Greene Counties through this program alone. Through its NeighborWorks America HomeOwnership Center, RUPCO helped 81 first-time homebuyers in 2016, and another 75 in 2015, to achieve their American dream of homeownership. Over the last five years, RUPCO’s energy efficiency and weatherization program, Green Jobs | Green New York, has helped 2182 homeowners complete energy audits; 516 of those families have conducted energy retrofits, saving money and energy throughout its 10-county reach. With 65 employees working in five offices, RUPCO is working on $75-million worth of real estate development in the Hudson Valley, including Energy Square, Landmark Place and MetLife/Stockade Works in Kingston and the Newburgh Neighborhood CORe Revitalization. For more information, visit www.rupco.org.