The Ulster County COVID-19 Rental Assistance program provides emergency rental assistance payment(s) for up to three (3) months for a maximum of $3,000.
+Emergency Help in Ulster County
Ulster County has announced Project Resilience, a community fund and local food distribution effort to support residents impacted by COVID-19. The County has secured over $2 million in funding, and will utilize UCAT and partner with non-profits and municipalities to deliver meals to local distribution centers. This new initiative will help residents in need and simultaneously provide support to small businesses. Ulster County is partnering with United Way and many other area organizations and businesses to mobilize food and services. https://ulstercountyny.gov/projectresilience.
- Ulster County Residents: REQUEST for Food Assistance (English)
- Residentes del condado de Ulster: Solicitud de asistencia alimentaria (Español)
Kingston Food Security Hotline
For those within the Kingston City School District call (888) 316-0879 at any time to receive meals and groceries.
Kingston School District Meals
KCSD will provide families with free to-go breakfast and lunches Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm. They will be distributing these meals at John F. Kennedy Elementary School and J. Watson Bailey Middle School. Students who attend any KCSD school are welcome to stop by either of these two locations for breakfast and lunch items. You may walk or use the drive-through curb side service.
KCSD Food Distribution Sites are being expanded again! To better serve the extended community, they will be offering the breakfast & lunch Go-Bags at the following locations and times:
Mondays – Fridays from 10:00am – 10:45am at:
- J. Watson Bailey Middle School
- John F. Kennedy Elementary School
- George Washington Elementary School
Mondays – Fridays from 11:15am – 12:00pm at:
- Meagher Administrative Building
- Sawkill Manufactured Trailer Park (Sawkill Rd.)
- Corner of Downs St. & Bruyn Ave. in Kingston
Mondays – Fridays from 12:30pm – 1:15pm at:
- Robert Graves Elementary School
- M. C. Miller Middle School
- Stuyvesant Charter Apartments
*If you cannot make it to a food pick-up distribution location, please call the KCSD Food Hotline: 845-943-3938
Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative
Prepared, microwave-ready meals are available for pick-up and delivery on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Call the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative hotline for information about delivery and where to pick-up.
Ulster Community Action
– Kingston office: 70 Lindsley Ave.
845-338-8750 – Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Mole Mole Restaurant –
Providing Free bagged lunches for students. Available Tues-Fri 1-3pm
Ulster County Residents:
Family of Woodstock/YMCA Meals
Prepared, microwave-ready meals are available for pick-up and delivery on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Call or text the Family of Woodstock 24/7 hotline for information about delivery and where to pick-up: (845) 679-2485
For those in need of food support on the weekdays, People’s Place is offering the following services:
- The Community Cafe will be open from 8:30 am to 1 pm offering take out Continental breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.
- The Food Pantry will operate in a modified version at regular hours (10 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
- The Bag Student Hunger Program which offers breakfast, lunch and snack items for school age children will begin on Monday, March 16 and run until school resumes. Distribution will follow the food pantry hours.
For more information please call 845-338-4030 or visit the People’s Place Facebook Page.
Offering prepared lunch, pre-bagged groceries to anyone in need
M-F, 12 location: 35 Cedar St, Kingston (845) 331-1803 you do not need to call ahead.
Ulster County residents outside of Kingston should check with their local food pantry https://www.ulstercorps.org/agencies/food-pantries/, or school district for meals for students.
A map of all the food pantries in Ulster County can be found on the UlsterCorps website which Includes UCAT schedules.
The Table at Woodstock is offering meal and grocery pickup for Onteora School District residents in front of the Woodstock Reform Church on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 4-6 pm (or until they run out). Seniors and individuals in self-quarantine qualify for meal delivery. Those in need can contact [email protected] or message through Facebook.
Town of Woodstock residents are encouraged to register via the Town Supervisor’s Office for delivery, grocery boxes, and check-in calls. Volunteers and donations of funds or Hannaford gift cards are needed.
Community Action of Greene County NY – https://cagcny.org/
LODGER At 188 Liberty Street in Newburgh is preparing and distributing 200 school-lunch-replacement meals for free Mondays through Wednesdays, from 10am to 1pm. Their staff are driving deliveries, and their efforts are being supported through donations from neighbors and local businesses.
+HVNY List of Farmers Markets and Food Pantries
+USDA Federal Resource Guide:
+Farmers and Ranchers USDA’s COVID-19 Food Assistance Program
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.
Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2020. Through CFAP, USDA is making available $16 billion for vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs as a result of lower demand, surplus production, and disruptions to shipping patterns and the orderly marketing of commodities.
Producers can download the CFAP application and other eligibility forms from farmers.gov/cfap.
NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers, as Novel Coronavirus Cases Climb
.Go to NYStateofHealth.ny.gov/.
+Vaccine Eligibility Information
The COVID-19 Vaccine is here! Check your eligibility and sign up for an appointment:
+Mental Health/Substance Use Help
Governor Cuomo’s FREE Mental Health Hotline: 844.863.9314
SAMAHDI 27/7 Peer Hotline:
Kingston Frontline, Hotline providing free, confidential mental health services for Essential workers
O+ and Samadhi have launched Kingston Frontline, providing free, confidential mental health services for everyone who is essential, including healthcare, custodial, delivery, mail, transportation, farm, grocery, municipal, utility +domestic workers – also for the community organizers +volunteers who are keeping their neighbors fed + connecting them to vital services +housing. Essential workers can call 1-844-4FRTLN (1-844-437-6856) — to speak with a trained responder, who will connect them to appropriate resources, including licensed clinical therapists +support groups.
Headspace Meditation + Mindfullness Resources Free for NYers
Hudson Valley Vets Peer Support Hotline
Veterans and Families of, a Peer-Support Hotline along with video conferencing is offered to meet needs during this difficult time. These peer support specialists have been in the military and understand the rigors of the military and military family life. Peer-Support Specialists aim to provide a “first contact resolution” by ensuring that your needs are addressed.
+Ulster County COVID-19 Social Services Resources
The county’s webpage includes information on the Emergency HEAP Benefit. Questions regarding the HEAP program and other Social Services can be directed to the Ulster County Department of Social Services at 845-334-5436.
+New York State and National Domestic Violence Hotline numbers are:
- New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility): 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- National Deaf Hotline Videophone 9am-5pm M-F 1-855-812-1001 or [email protected]
+Ulster County Crime Victims 24/7 Assistance Hotline
Domestic violence, assault, rape, elder abuse, cyber abuse, Human trafficking.
+Groceries/Pharmacies with Senior Shopping Hours, Delivery and Pickup
To assist all Seniors and those otherwise vulnerable, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County has compiled a comprehensive document of Please note that these hours and services are fluid and may change as the stores respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic:
+Kingston Restaurants Offering Online Ordering and Curbside Pick-Up/Delivery for Groceries
- Boitson’s – https://www.opendining.net/menu/5e876b984f5ee97a537b23da#ordering-for-prompt
- PAKT – Pre orders only via direct message to @paktkingston on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger – menu posted weekly.
- Lola’s – https://lola-pizza.myshopify.com/
- Lunch Nightly – https://www.lunchnightly.com/
- Village Coffee and Goods –https://www.villagecoffeeandgoods.com/
+HERZOG Home Center Offering Curbside Pick-Up (hardware)
+Hudson Valley Currents Digital Resistance Market
+Companies Hiring in and around Kingston/Ulster County
- Shoprite in Kingston: https://www.indeed.com/q-Shoprite-l-Kingston,-NY-jobs.html
- The Arc Mid Hudson: https://www.arcmh.org/careers/jobs/
- TOPS Supermarkets: https://www.topsmarkets.com/careers
- Hannaford Supermarkets: https://bit.ly/2Js49d6
- Hudson Valley Help Wanted: https://regionalhelpwanted.com/hudson-valley/job-search/?q=kingston&category=
Please refer to the Ulster County COVID-19 Mobile page for the testing process procedures as well as important phone numbers.
+United Way of Ulster County
Offers a comprehensive guide to health and human services offered in Ulster County and beyond. 845-331-4199
Hudson Valley Region Hotline: dial 211.
+Childcare for Essential Workers
Childcare for Toddlers and Infants: Call Childcare Connections: 845-331-7080
Emergency Childcare Service for Essential Workers: The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County provides childcare for first responders, emergency personnel and essential workers who do not have the option to work from home. Childcare locations:
- Ellenville Elementary School – 28 Maple Avenue, Ellenville
- Marbletown Elementary School – 12 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge
- New Paltz (Lenape Elementary School) – 1 Eugene L Brown Drive, New Paltz
- Kingston YMCA – 507 Broadway, Kingston (Pine Grove Entrance)
- Hours: 8 am – 4 pm. Please pack a lunch plus two snacks and a coat for outdoors.
- Registration is required and offered online or call 845-338-3810 x112 or email [email protected]
+Restaurant Workers COVID-19 Relief Fund
+Service Worker Fund Listing
+ TheSecretCity Guide to Resources for Artists
+COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
+WAAM Woodstock NY Artists COVID-19 Resources
+Arts MidHudson COVID-19 Resources
+Sweet Relief Fund for career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems
+COVID-19 Scam Alerts:
+Price Gouging Reporting
New Yorkers are urged to call 1-800-697-1220 or complete the consumer complaint form to report unfair price increases of products such as household cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 outbreak. File a Complaint.
+Immigration Services Portal
+Resources for Tenants and Landlords
+The COVID-19 Tenant Protection Unit of Ulster County
.The COVID-19 Tenant Protection Unit, staffed by members of the Ulster County Public Defender’s Office, will assure that tenants’ rights are being protected through Governor Andrew Cuomo “New York on Pause” order, which put all commercial or residential eviction under a 90-day moratorium.
To make a tenant complaint, please visit: covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/covid-19-tenants-protection-unit-form/
+Housing and Community Renewal (HCR) COVID-19 Helpful Links and FAQs
+Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program
+Parks and Recreation
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) encourage New Yorkers to recreate locally, practice social distancing, and use common sense to protect themselves and others. [Visit Website]
+Call for Donations/Volunteers
+Assemblymember Brian Cahill’s COVID-19 FAQs
- Health Insurance FAQs
- FAQ Regarding All Insurance Type Coverage Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Frequently Asked Questions About Unemployment Insurance
- Frequently Asked Questions about The Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
- Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Amid COVID-19
- Frequently Asked Questions About Community Resources During the COVID-19 Emergency
+Office of US Congressman Antonio Delgado
State Senator Jen Metzger’s COVID-19 Resource Guide
+The Kingston Land Trust Land Matching Portal
The Land Matching Portal is a webpage where folks can find land in their neighborhood to use for free to grow food on.
More information can be found at the Ulster County Dept of Health website under Community Resources. https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus
Kingston School District
A partir del Miercoles Marzo 18, (KCSD) el distrito escolar de la ciudad de Kingston proporcionará familias con desayuno y almuerzo para llevar gratis de Lunes a Viernes de 11am-1pm. Van a distribuir estas comidas en la escuela primaria de John F.Kennedy y la escuela secundaria de Jay Watson Bailey. Todo estudiante que asiste en cualquier escuela del distrito de Kingston estan bienvenidos a venir a cualquiera de esto dos locales para recoger productos de desayuno y almuerzo. Pueden caminar ó manejar al servicio de la curva de la acera.
Comidas listas para comer
Comidas listas para comer o que se prepara usando la microondas Listas para recoger y entregadas durante la semana para almuerzos y cenas. Para mas información sobre la localización de la entrega de la comida, pueden llamar ó dejar un mensaje por texto a la line directa de Family of Woodstock abierto 24 horas todos los día: (845) 679-2485.
Para aquellos que necesitan ayuda alimentaria durante la semana, People to People está ofreciendo los siguientes servicios:
- The Community Café abierto de 8:30am-1pm está ofreciendo comida para llevar:desayuno continental y sandwiches para el almuerzo.
- La Despensa de Alimentos operará en una manera modificada a horas regulares (10 am -1 pm Lunes a Viernes y Miércoles en la noche de 5:30 pm a 7:30 pm).
- El Bag Student Hunger Program (El programa de la bolsa de ambre estudiantil) ofrece desayuno, almuerzo y meriendas para niños de edad escolar. Comienza Lunes Marzo 16 hasta que las esculas vuelvan a abrir. La distribución seguirá las horas de La Despensa de Alimentos.
Para mas información, por favor llame 845-338-4030 ó visite la página de People’s Place en Facebook.
Kingston se enfrenta a desafíos económicos sin precedentes a raíz de la pandemia de COVID-19 y muchos de nuestros vecinos se encontrarán en lugares de dificultades verdaderas en las próximas semanas y meses. Para ayudar a aliviar algo de este estrés, Radio Kingston’s Community Fund está ofreciendo una mayor capacidad para apoyar a los Kingstonianos durante este momento de gran interrupción.
Residentes dentro del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Kingston que necesiten asistencia financiera podrán por una vez recibir apoyo financiero por única vez a través del Fondo Comunitario. La información para el fondo será a través de Family of Woodstock por teléfono y por mensaje electrónico. Las solicitudes de asistencia comenzarán a procesarse el lunes 23 de marzo. Para mas información visit: radiokingston.org/community-fund
Este es un momento para apoyar nuestro bienestar colectivo y ayudarnos mutuamente a navegar juntos por el camino. Necesitamos su ayuda para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestra comunidad. Por favor considere donar al Fondo de la Comunidad para que este recurso siga fluyendo: bit.ly/knycommunityfund
The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.
Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.
Come hear Frank Waters speak about the third year of Black History Month Kingston. Last year was historic and displayed the united consciousness of the community of Kingston. This year African-American contributions will be highlighted along with strategies of growth, awareness and celebration. Over 30+ events are planned city wide for 2020! Come learn how your organization can contribute to this great celebration and assist in the growth of our newly founded annual tradition. Black History Month Kingston is projected to become a favorite annual community celebration for all generations throughout the Hudson Valley. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation, education and pay tribute to Kingston’s African-American legacy.
Come and learn about:
- The History of Black History in Kingston
- The Highlight of events – review full calendar of events planned
- Opportunities available for volunteering, engagement and participation!
Frank Waters is an artist, dedicated father and member of the Kingston community. A visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing and simply bringing people together. His projects include Black History Month Kingston, which acknowledges and celebrates African American culture, MyKingstonKids, a nonprofit that produces and promotes activities and content for families, and as vice-president of Harambee, which created Kingston’s first African American day parade and festival. Waters is also a board member of the Midtown Arts District and the Successful River Cities Coalition. Waters was recently appointed as executive director of Kingston Midtown Rising, where he will spearhead the development of programming and unique opportunities for residents and neighbors of Midtown.
RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]
RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]
Landmark Place is an integrated campus of senior and supportive housing tied to historic preservation and adaptive re-use of existing buildings paired with new construction.
The Green County Section 8 Voucher Program is OPEN!
You Can Download An Application HERE
Download Spanish Application HERE
Community Partner Social Media Kit HERE
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:
• 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!
Puede Descargar Una Aplicación AQUÍ.
Eligibility for housing at Energy Square is determined based on household size and income requirements.
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.
845.331.2140 x 276
Ready to buy your first home, but don’t know where to start?
This in-person, hour-long First-time Homebuyer Informational Session outlines the RUPCO HomeOwnership Center’s Homebuyer Program and the path to homeownership.
Call 845-331-9860 or email [email protected] to register today!
Wednesday September 18, 2019 / 6-7 pm
The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston NY 12401