City of Kingston & RUPCO Promote Homeownership

Famille 2 enfants devant la maisonIs homeownership right for you? 

RUPCO is administering $350,000 in funding on behalf of the City of Kingston for first-time homebuyers within the City limits.

But to qualify for this program (and possibly others), you need to attend RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center‘s first-time homebuyer workshops. If you are considering a house purchase in 2015, within or outside the City Limits, attend a one-hour orientation at The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston, at 6 p.m. Find a date on our schedule and register online  or call (845) 331-2140, ext. 220 for more information.

Two additional three-hour classes prepare you for the home purchase process. Many grants are available to cover expenses associated with down payments, closing costs, and post-closing rehabilitation. Get the answers you need to make the jump to homeownership in 2015.

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Be a part of RUPCO’s Give Housing a Voice awareness campaign. It’s as easy as sharing your thoughts, perspective and experience about why “Home Matters.”

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1000 Fans on RUPCO Facebook PageThanks to you, we’ve topped 1,000  LIKES (actually 1,057 as of 1/8/15). Invite a friend to visit our Facebook Page; you’ll find things there you won’t find here on our website. We regularly post regional information, articles, fun photos and tips on homeownership, homelessness, community development and historic preservation. Stay connected and join the conversation!

2015: The Year of the New American Dream

couple-home-hands-250x318Is homeownership right for you? 

RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center offers first-time homebuyer workshops to help you answer that question. If you are considering a house purchase in 2015, attend a one-hour orientation at The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston, at 6 p.m. Find a date on our schedule and register online  or call (845) 331-2140, ext. 220 for more information.

Two additional three-hour classes prepare you for the home purchase process. Many grants are available to cover expenses associated with down payments, closing costs, and post-closing rehabilitation. For example,RUPCO is also administering $350,000 in funding on behalf of the City of Kingston for first-time homebuyers within the City limits. City of Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo made the announcement earlier this month.

Give Because Home Matters…

If you believe “Home Matters;” if you believe it’s important to have a place to hang your hat; if you believe in having a place to call “Home,” donate online today!

UPDATE 8/31/17: The Ulster County Continuum of Care Project Priority Listing that will be included as part of our 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Grant Submission is now available to view.

Nearly 70 regional agencies are committed to end homelessness in the Hudson Valley region, many of them are members of Ulster County Continuum of Care:

CARES Inc.
Caring Hands
Catholic Charities
Catskill Mtn. Love in the Name of Christ
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
Family of Woodstock-Kingston
Family of Woodstock-Ellenville
Family’s Child Care Council
Gateway Community Industries
Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley
Kingston Community Development
Kingston Landlord Assoc.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mental Health Association of Ulster County
Mid-Hudson Care Center (Albany Med. Center Kingston HIV Clinic)
Midtown Rising
Multi-County Development Corp.
PEOPLE, Inc.
Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS)
RUPCO
Soldier On
Ulster BOCES
Ulster County Catholic Charities
Ulster County Department of Social Services (DSS)
Ulster County Mental Health
Ulster County Planning
Ulster County Veteran’s Service Agency
United Way of Ulster County
VA Albany
WestCOP, INC.

Mayor and RUPCO Hold Press Conference on November 23

PRESS CONFERENCE: Mayor Shayne Gallo and RUPCO Announce Second Round of First-time Homebuyer Grant Money Available

DETAILED PRESS RELEASE: https://rupco.org/news-events/city-of-kingston-attracts-first-time-homebuyers-with-state-incentive-grants

DATE:  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TIME:  10:30 a.m.

LOCATION:  Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

CONTACTS: Tara Collins, RUPCO Communications, (845) 331-2140 ext. 210 / (607) 643-5148 cell
Ellen DiFalco, Mayor’s Office, (845) 331-0080
Stephan Knox & Brenna Robinson, Office of Community Development (845) 334-3928

TOPIC:  Mayor Shayne Gallo announces City of Kingston to receive $350,000, a second installment of first-time homebuyer funding, from NYS Homes & Community Renewal. RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center will oversee the grant awards available now to those looking to purchase a home for the first time. This City-RUPCO partnership enters its second year with this award.

AGENDA: 

10:30 a.m.           Mayor Shayne Gallo talks about City’s housing aspects, community growth and the opportunity that lies in this second round of funding

10:40 a.m.           RUPCO CEO Kevin O’Connor talks about housing’s impact on the City of Kingston,  community and residents

10:45 a.m.           Two first-time homebuyers from the first round of funding will tell their stories on the process of buying a home for the first time, their choice to live in Kingston, and the impact owning a home has made on their lives.

10:55 a.m.           Q&A

POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • Second round of NYS HCR funding; $350,000 available now to qualified applicants
  • Applications accepted through RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center, 301 Fair Street, Kingston
  • Collaborative approach to strengthening community through homeownership