Affordable Housing Opportunity for Seniors

The Birches at Chambers has two vacant units that include a rental subsidy through Project-Based Vouchers. Located at 300 Maple Lane in Kingston, the Birches  is a community for seniors 62+ that provides residents with affordable homes in a supportive community. 

Income limits 

Family Size 50% AMI
1 Family Member $30,750
2 Family Members $35,150

 

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Financial Assistance for Homeowners is HERE

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund is dedicated to helping NY homeowners affected by the pandemic stay in their homes.

Who is eligible?
Manufactured homeowners in New York State who were financially affected by COVID-19 and who are behind on their home loans or lot rents.

What help is available?
Homeowners may receive referrals to free housing counseling and legal services, negotiation help with their banks or mortgage servicers, and financial assistance with their past or future housing payments.

How do you apply?
Visit www.nyhomeownerfund.org or reach out to our call center at: 1-844-77-NYHAF (844-776-9423) (Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm) for information on how and when to apply.

Learn more at: nyhomeownerfund.org 

Questions? RUPCO can help! Give us a call at (845) 331-2140.

Hurricane Ida Assistance Program for Homeowners

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will provide limited grant funding to homeowners who suffered damage due to Ida and who need to make emergency repairs in order to safely reoccupy their homes.

The program is available in Counties where emergency home repair assistance is otherwise unavailable through FEMA. These include Orange, Putman, Sullivan, Ulster, and New York (Manhattan).

Eligible Homeowners:
Funds may only be used to address the damage that occurred as a direct result of Hurricane Ida. Final awards will be based on the scope of work approved by RUPCO and must be applied for after any insurance claims have been fully exhausted.
Applicants must be an income-eligible homeowner whose primary residence is in one of the targeted counties.

To get more eligibility information and to get connected to a Program Administrator, contact the NY Homeowner Hub hotline:
(646)-786-0888

Financial Assistance for Landlords Available


RUPCO Inc. is administering funds provided by Enterprise Community Partners to support our mission to keep New Yorkers housed by providing financial assistance to Landlords agreeing to keep rents stabilized for 2-5 years. Assistance can be applied to eligible repairs, fiscal distress, and back rental assistance to eligible rentals in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Greene Counties through the Landlord Assistance Program (LAP)
 

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CLOSED – City of Kingston COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is CLOSED

CLOSED – City of Kingston COVID-19 Rental Assistance 

Deadline:  Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2 pm

Kingston COVID Rental Assistance will provide up to three months’ rental arrears for households impacted by COVID 19.  Households must earn less than 80% area median income (see income limit chart below).  Households will need to document that have been directly impacted by COVID-19 by a reduction or loss of income.  Assistance will be prioritized for families and for households earning 60% area median income (see chart below) or less. The Program anticipates serving between 20-25 households with a maximum assistance cap of $3,000 for each household.  Payments will be made directly to landlords for rental arrears and assistance can’t exceed base rent amount in lease.  

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a current renter residing in the City of Kingston
  • Household income limits are listed below. Those earning at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI) will be prioritized 
  • Proof of loss or reduction of income related to COVID-19 is required
  • A lease or rental agreement is required

Please note that tenants living in RUPCO properties or renters receiving ongoing rental assistance, such as Section 8, are not eligible

Required Application Documentation
Eligible families will be required to provide the following documentation to be screened for eligibility:

  • Complete an intake form either online or paper intakes are available at RUPCOs Lobby at 289 Fair Street.
  • Complete a HUD Self-Certification-Form to document you earn less than 80% AMI; See Household Income Chart below*
  • Document that they experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19. Examples of acceptable documentation include but not limited to Unemployment filing date, Furlough documentation, or documentation of illness or quarantine. Screen shots of the required documents will be accepted, as long as they are legible.

Household size

1 2 3 4 5
80%  Area Median Income

46,900

53,600 60,300 66,950

72,350

60% Area Median Income 35,160 40,200 45,240 50,220

54,220


Application Instructions

  1. Complete the online application or pick up a paper copy of the application at the RUPCO drop box in the lobby at 289 Fair Street
  2. Send the following documentation to Sally Dolan at sdolan@rupco.org 
    –  HUD Certification Form and list all income sources for all household members over 18 years of age, unless they are full time
        students. 
    – Documentation of hardship related to COVID-19. 

Application and documentation deadline is Thursday, December 31, 2020.   Applicants must submit the application, HUD Certification Form and the documentation of COVID hardship to be entered into the lottery.

A lottery for completed applications will take place January 12, 2021

Notification will be sent to all Renters and Landlords by e-mail if they were or were not selected in the lottery.  

Households that are selected from the lottery will be will be required to submit two additional landlord documents by Monday January 25, 2021.

Paper applications are available in RUPCOs Lobby at 289 Fair Street which is open 24/7 for drop off and pick up.  Please note that RUPCO offices are closed to the public, so applications need to be submitted via e-mail to sdolan@rupco.org, faxed to 845-331-9864 or put in the drop box. Call Sally Dolan at 845-331-9860 ext 227 for questions and information.

RUPCO offices will be closed December 25, 2020 through January 1, 2021.  Applications and documentation submitted during that period will be reviewed the week of January 4th.

 

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • Deadline for Application and Documentation: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2 pm
  • Application Lottery: January 12, 2021. Renters and Landlords will receive notification if they were or were not selected in the lottery.
  • Deadline for Additional documentation for selected households: January 25, 2021

Funding for this program made possible by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the City of Kingston Community Development Office

HOMEOWNERSHIP GRANTS AVAILABLE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Interested in purchasing a home in Sullivan County? RUPCO is administering a homeownership grant program for Sullivan County first-time homebuyers. Up to $25,000 is available for income eligible households for down payment, closing costs and post closing rehab. Contact Frank Robusto, frobusto@rupco.org (845) 331-9860 ext 320 for an eligibility screen. ⠀

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Come see the first group show of Lace Mill artists to be held at the Lace Mill! As part of Arts Mid-Hudson’s Art Walk Kingston, held Saturday and Sunday October 1 and 2, Holly Christiana will be hosting two shows each day in the Main Gallery.

Saturday 10/01
4pm: Poetry and Poety Things – artists include: Allan Stevo, Chris Wood, Tobias Anderson, Joshua Stern and Peter Coates on Koto
5pm: “Lace Mill Sampler” artists include: Cheryl Crispell, Tina Crispell, James Martin, Jordan Roque, Rubi Rose, Ziggy Ziebell, Terrance Harris, Felix Olivieri and Daniel Rhinier

Sunday 10/02
3pm: Poetry and Poety Things – Allan Stevo, Chris Wood, Tobias Anderson, Joshua Stern and Amy Westberg
4pm: “Lace Mill Sampler” artists include: Cheryl Crispell, Tina Crispell, James Martin, Jordan Roque, Rubi Rose, Ziggy Ziebell, Terrance Harris, Felix Olivieri and Daniel Rhinier

“The potential created by this beautiful building, and this community – both for our artists and for our neighbors – is profound.  We look forward to this being the first of many collaborations, and to regularly creating an opportunity to share our work with local residents, as RUPCO envisioned when renovating the Lace Mill.” Holly Christiana

Informational Session for Solar Energy Grants

Are you tired of high electric costs? Is solar energy a project you wish to learn more about? Do you want to install solar on your home?

Join us for an informational session on Tuesday, April 5. We’ll talk about the solar grant program to assist households with energy efficient upgrades including renewable energy alternatives. RUPCO is o0wrking in partnership with Ulster County to administer its Community Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG).

This informational session is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with megonzalez@rupco.org or 845 331 9860 ext 220.2016-CDBG-Solar-Flyer