RUPCO is happy to announce that 33 Ulster County renters received assistance through the Ulster County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. There is still funding available to assist more households that have had a reduction or loss of income due to COVID-19.  

The program provides emergency rental assistance payments for up to three months for a maximum of $3,000, for renters that were directly impacted by a reduction or loss of income due to COVID-19.  Only households outside the City of Kingston* are eligible to apply. Funds can be used to pay back rent beginning on April 1, 2020 and/or future rental payments.

Complete Applications with all tenant and Landlord documentation will be funded on a first come first serve basis until funding is exhausted.  

Paper copies of the applications are available at the Drop Box at RUPCO offices on 289 Fair Street. 

If you have questions or need assistance with the required documents please call 845-331-9860 x 227.  Screen shots of  the required documents will be accepted, as long as they are legible.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Household income limits are listed below. Lower incomes will be prioritized.
  • Proof of loss or reduction of income related to COVID-19 is required
  • A lease or rental agreement is required
  • Applicant(s) must be current on rent as of March 1, 2020
  • All properties must be reviewed for state and federal mapping requirements and must be deemed an eligible property
  • Renters in the City of Kingston are not eligible*
  • Tenants living in RUPCO properties are not eligible
  • Renters receiving ongoing rental assistance, such as Section 8 are not eligible

Household Size









80% AMI


53,600 60,300 66,950 72,350 77,700 83,050 88,400

Need help? Contact Sally Dolan at 845.331.9860 x227 or e-mail [email protected]


* The City of Kingston receives a direct allocation of similar funds therefore County CDBG funds must be utilized outside the City.  RUPCO has applied for funding for City of Kingston residents.  When and if those funds are secured, RUPCO will open another application and lottery for renters in the City of Kingston.

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