We’re building homes people can afford.
Building support for our fellow nonprofits.
Building a stronger local economy and tax base.
We’re building community to benefit us all.

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BUILDING COMMUNITY 2500+ Events and Counting

This is the number of community events, over the past 10 years, that were hosted or sponsored by RUPCO. In 2017 alone, we supported 264 events. And we invested $17,675 in these activities.

Arts. Music. Drama. Free health clinics. Made in Kingston craft show. Civic events. Local merchant meet-ups. RUPCO is a long-time supporter of the O+ Festival, My Kingston Kids, Healthcare is a Human Right and many other organizations.Discover more.

Enriching our community. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING FOR SENIORS 66 Out of 559

66 are the number of deserving seniors who will live with dignity at RUPCO’s Landmark Place in Midtown, Kingston. But as you can see, 66 of 559 mean hundreds will be on a waiting list.

The fact is we don’t have nearly enough affordably priced rentals for our local seniors. Kingston has only 26% of the senior affordable units in Ulster County, with zero built since 2001. The need is great, and we must do more.

Landmark Place will be built to respect the heritage of what was once the Kingston Alms House, constructed in 1873.Learn even more.

Dignity for our seniors. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING THE ECONOMY $89.3 million

This is the total value of RUPCO’s projects in development, set to strengthen our communities. Millions go to local businesses and their employees’ paychecks.

This figure includes both affordable home rehabilitation plus job-creating commercial development. Our real estate pipeline includes The Metro ($14.4M), Energy Square ($21.8M), Newburgh Revitalization ($15.2M), and Landmark Place ($21.5M). Projects that will build momentum for our economy.

Smart, equitable growth. Aother way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING THE TAX BASE $398,157

This is the amount paid in property taxes by RUPCO in 2017 on our 17 properties that provide affordable living options throughout the Hudson Valley.

The Kirkland building in Uptown Kingston paid over half a million dollars in taxes over the past 10 years. Landmark Place, a new project, will put that property on the tax rolls for the first time since the late 1800’s!

We put public monies to work, transforming communities. In turn, we pay out taxes on the properties we own.

Paying our fair share. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING HOME OWNERSHIP 600+

This is the number of new homeowners who took RUPCO’s classes for First Time Homebuyers. 322 others have enrolled, ready to achieve the dream of homeownership.

This remarkable program, offered at a nominal fee, opens the door to many benefits. People learn the ins and outs of the home buying process, and can get a free, personalized mortgage readiness evaluation. They can earn matching funds of up to $7500. They gain access to grant programs. And if it’s a rural property, a favorable USDA loan may be available.

Turning renters into owners. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING ENERGY SAVINGS 2650 Assessments

We have helped thousands of homeowners with free or low-cost energy assessments. And helped 670 households get grants and low-interest loans for energy savings of all kinds.

The savings for local residents have mounted up nearly 5 million kilowatt hours, and about 2.5 million units of natural gas. A reduction of about 15 million tons of carbon. That’s a lot less pollution plus big savings. Quite a win-win!

Cutting energy costs. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING PARKS AND REC $302,422

These are the fees to be paid by RUPCO in 2018 to the City of Kingston’s recreation department. The money will be used to improve the local parks we all enjoy.

FYI: only residential projects pay such fees. Commercial projects do not.

In the same vein, RUPCO is donating the Barmann Park baseball field in Midtown to the City. Along for the ride are the park’s bleachers, snack bar, playground, and parking.

Building fun for all. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP 700,000 SQ. FT.

That is the number of square feet at the Metro in Midtown Kingston. Originally built in 1946 as a furniture factory, it was later used by MetLife to store records.

Now it will be transformed into a job-generating film production studio plus maker spaces. RUPCO has teamed with Stockade Works, a production company headed by actress and director Mary Stuart Masterson, to develop the project.

Bringing jobs to Kingston. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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BUILDING GREEN. NET-ZERO LIVING.

What’s “net zero living”? It means a building that combines exceptional energy conservation with the ability to generate all of its own energy needs. That defines RUPCO’s Energy Square in Midtown Kingston. With solar power and geo-thermal energy, the result is zero energy cost.

The site of an abandoned bowling alley will become home to mixed-income residents as well as non-profits such as The Center for Creative Education.

RUPCO had already pioneered major “green” projects such as Woodstock Commons and the Lace Mill. Energy Square takes the next big step.

Bringing the future to life. Another way RUPCO is Building for Everyone.

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