Advocacy

Jun
12

One Step Behind

  Although I’ve never been homeless, it feels like I don’t have a home. All my life, I’ve struggled to find and accept one. To me, a home is a place where you feel content and secure. I’m so »
Jun
11

In Support of Veterans…and Landmark Place

Fifty years ago, I was drafted into the United States Army along with thousands of other Americans.  Though I was drafted into the Army, I’m proud of my service to my country. I spent 12 months »
Oct
01

Guy Kempe elected to the Board of Directors of NYS Rural Housing Coalition

RUPCO's Vice President of Community Development Guy Kempe has been elected as Hudson Valley Representative on the board of directors of NYS Rural Housing Coalition. The NYS Rural Housing »
Jul
23

Why the “Making Affordable Housing Work Act of 2018” won’t work for most vulnerable

At RUPCO, we certainly hope this legislation will not pass. The Housing Choice and Project Based Voucher programs, formerly known as Section 8, provide affordable housing to the most vulnerable »
May
29

The Gift of Home

Heather Free knows what it’s like to be homeless. Employed full-time in the Human Services industry, Heather worked closely with those needing supportive services. A »
Apr
20

Mending A Community

I consider myself lucky. My parents came from modest backgrounds and large families. Every resource was shared, saved, and utilized to its full expense. Both strove toward higher education; both »
Apr
13

There’s no Place Like Home

Dorothy was right, there is no place like Home. For most, when you hear the word “Home” there is a strong feeling of nostalgia attached. Family is typically the main association and with that comes a »
Mar
19

Michael Bisio Hits the Right Note in Home-Life Symphony

Michael Bisio is an accomplished bassist player, music connoisseur, and long-time adjunct professor. Bisio also moved around many times, from Washington State to NYC, adding to his repertoire of »
Oct
03

A Bag of Cans

I picked up Janet hitchhiking this morning. The first time, I’d driven past her at 55mph down Route 9W. Thumb out, cigarette dangling from her lip, she stood shivering close to the metal guardrail - »
Aug
25

Letter to the Editor: Petition for What is Right

In response to recent articles about Landmark Place -- in particular RUPCO's filing of an amended petition, Article 78 and HUD complaint -- RUPCO CEO Kevin O'Connor distributed this letter to area »

 

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