Today is #GivingTuesday – Your Donation Makes a Difference

Giving Tuesday is an inspired global day of giving, a day where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the causes they care about. It is a day to celebrate and encourage giving in all its forms. People and businesses get involved by volunteering time, donating money, sharing skills or organizing a community event such as a street or beach clean up. 

When you add RUPCO to your holiday gift-giving list your donation help us create homes, support people and improve communities in 2020. Donations benefit homeless families or those on the verge of losing their homes through our Emergency Assistance Fund. We combine your donation with contributions from United Way and Bruderhof, to keep our neighbors and their families housed, safe, and secure. 

DONATE ONLINE (this takes you to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. Simply select the “Credit card option” in the grey box)

CALL  with your credit card (845) 331-2140 X 282

MAIL A CHECK to RUPCO,  289 Fair Street,  Kingston, NY 12401

 

 

Great News, The Greene County Section 8 Voucher Program Extended!

Great News!

RUPCO’s Greene County waiting list will not close on November 15, 2019 and will remain open until further notice. All applications received by Friday, November 15, 2019 will be placed into a Lottery to determine the order for being placed onto the waiting list.

Applications will continue to be accepted after 11/15/2019 but will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list on a first come first serve basis.

You Can Download An Application HERE.

Download Spanish Application HERE. 

 

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring in Ulster County!

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. The positions are temporary and in Ulster County the pay is $18.00/hour and $.58 per mile if you need to travel to an assigned location. By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year.

Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:

• Medicaid.
• School lunch programs.
• Community development grants.
• Road and school construction.
• Medical services.
• Business locations.

If you’re interested in a job, YOU MUST visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020census.gov/jobs. Feel free to share this opportunity with someone in your community who may be looking for a job. Working for the Census Bureau is a unique opportunity!

Apply HERE

Applications will be accepted October 1, 2019 for RUPCO’s Energy Square, 20 Cedar Street, Kingston

Applications will be accepted October 1, 2019 for RUPCO’s Energy Square, 20 Cedar Street, an Energy Efficient Live/Work Community in Midtown Kingston, New York with Occupancy starting March 2020.

Energy Square is an Innovative development in heart of midtown Kingston with 56 Affordable Homes with Retail, Community-based Arts Education and Job Training. The building design incorporates geothermal power sources and energy-saving features to make Energy Square Hudson Valley’s First “Net Zero for Living” Affordable Apartments

September 25, 2019 – Kingston, NY – The new home for the Center for Creative Education (CCE), along with 56 mixed income apartments will start occupancy on March 1, 2020. Applications for the apartments will be accepted starting October 1, 2019, and be due by December 5, 2019 for occupancy March 2020. Applications will enter a lottery on January 3, 2020 for tenant review and selection for RUPCO’s Energy Square’s 56 affordable rental apartments in the 5-story building. There will be 2 studios, 44 one-bedroom, 6 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom apartments. Two apartments will be reserved for homeless adults and another 7 apartments will be set aside for homeless young adults with services funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, which provides operational funding to providers for the development and operation of supportive housing for New Yorkers identified as homeless with special needs or other life challenges. Supportive services will be provided by Family of Woodstock and the Center for Creative Education (CCE). Utilities which include heat, hot water and electricity will be free to residents. Amenities include energy star appliances, laundry on premise, community room with WIFI, green rooftop with outdoor pavilion, on-site parking, and a live-in superintendent.

Energy Square was born when CCE approached RUPCO looking for space to grow. CCE’s mission is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of youth and community through arts, wellness and education. They will provide comprehensive community-based art and workforce development job training for young adults ages 18 to 25. CCE will also share the street-level commercial space with their two tenants: a retail market and a café, which be open to the public. The café will also work in conjunction with their workforce development job training center.

Energy Square is a unique, sustainable and exciting development that breathes life into an outdated property and makes it possible for people of all ages and income levels to call one of Kingston’s most vibrant city neighborhoods home. Rents which include utilities for free, (heat, hot water and electricity) range from $441-$1,428. These homes are affordable to residents with earnings below Ulster County’s area median income.

Energy Square meets a “net-zero for living” standard which combines geothermal and solar power sources and energy efficient features to make it HCR’s first affordable housing development in the Hudson Valley that produces as much energy as it uses.

Energy Square is constructed on the 1.3-acre site of the former Mid City Lanes bowling alley at 20 Cedar Street. Its location is in the heart of Kingston’s Midtown district within walking distance to jobs, healthcare, library, retail, and restaurants.

 

Contact:

Julee Whalin,

Communications Manager

RUPCO

845.331.2140 x 276

jwhalin@rupco.org