We’re Hiring – Residential Coordinator at Landmark Place, Kingston
Revision Date: 4/12/2021 Title: Residential Coordinator
Department: Property Management Location: 300 Flatbush Ave. Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Senior Property Manager Direct Reports: N/A
 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Residential Coordinator will answer the phones, direct visitors, conduct foot patrol of the property, view surveillance cameras, perform light cleaning duties and assist Supervisory Staff with other day-to-day administrative tasks as required.  Positions available for all shifts according to skill set.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer incoming phone calls and act as the first point of contact for Emergency Calls.
  • Greet visitors and tenants.
  • Make rounds through the property regularly during shift.
  • Assist residents with lock-outs, phone calls, general administrative assistance.
  • Maintain an activity log during shift.
  • Light custodial duties and others as assigned.
  • Receive and enter all Maintenance Requests reported during shift.
  • Assist residents with by providing basic information and referrals.
  • Monitor Cameras and document incidents as necessary.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Health, Safety, & Compliance

  • Provide leadership and positive direction necessary for maintaining a safe work environment as well as hold all subordinates accountable in providing direction necessary for maintaining a safe work environment
  • Actively participate in and support employee participation in health and safety practices and accident prevention
  • Maintain a work environment in a clean, organized, and safe manner. Conduct daily inspections of work areas to look for unsafe conditions
  • Ensure all accidents are reported to supervisor and Human Resources, thoroughly investigated, and properly documented. Investigate near-miss incidents to determine root cause to promote accident prevention.
  • Ensure all staff are properly trained on emergency response procedures. Maintain practices to ensure Health and Safety compliance
  • Use all required safety devices and personal protective equipment. Train staff on all safe operating procedures and on the use of personal protective equipment

Agency Standards

  • Demonstrate positive work attitudes and habits. Act as a role model for vocational success for individuals
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance consistent with agency standards and act as a role model
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings
  • Participate in training programs for professional growth as scheduled and approved
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to RUPCO Inc.’s applicable program rules, regulations and policies. Keep abreast of any changes or modifications to policies or regulations. Ensure that all staff are knowledgeable of applicable regulations, laws, and policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience:

  • Customer/Client service experience

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience with de-escalation techniques in social settings
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work with diverse groups. 
  • Ability to organize, work independently, negotiate and problem solve.
  • Basic computer literacy

If you are interested in this position, please send resume and letter of interest to Lindsay Sutton at lsutton@rupco.org

We’re Hiring – LPN Healthcare Advocate and Educator
Revision Date: 10/2021 Title: LPN – Healthcare Advocate and Educator
Department: Program Services Location: 300 Flatbush Ave
Kinston, NY 12401
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Program Services Direct Reports: N/A
 


POSITION SUMMARY

The LPN – Healthcare Advocate and Educator will provide age-appropriate programming, advocacy, and education care for the adult/senior tenants at Landmark Place.  Many of the tenants will move in with a wide variety of medical conditions.  The LPN – Healthcare Advocate and Educator will provide appropriate and accurate documentation in program participant records, facilitation of nutrition, wellness, and health seminars to program participants as well as caregivers, spouse, guardian, significant others, and co-workers. This position will collaborate with RUPCO’s Behavioral Health Specialist and other health professionals regarding program participant care. This position will update plans of care as pertinent to program participant’s health challenges. This position will perform nutrition and health seminars and interactive activities.  This position does not provide on-site treatment of any medical conditions or ailments, provide diagnoses, nor provide any vaccinations or administration of medications.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for conducting an initial assessment as well as developing an individualized service plan to address whatever obstacle(s) the tenant/client is facing.
  • Provide health services supports intended to improve and stabilize tenant’s personal health by increasing the individual’s awareness of physical health care, proper nutrition, and daily physical movement.
  • Plans and implements tenant medication management techniques and training focused on the role and effects of medication in the treatment of symptoms of mental illness and other health diagnosis’ as well as proper storage and self-administration of prescribed medications.
  • May conduct appropriate health screenings to include checking blood pressure and finger sticks for diabetes management
  • Participate in monthly Care Plan Meetings with Behavioral Health Specialist, tenant, external care team to discuss tenant’s progress/areas of improvement to stabilize their housing and maintain their mental health.
  • Schedule and maintain, at minimum, two in-person meetings with tenants each month. One meeting may take place in office or communal setting. One meeting must take place in apartment so LPN – Healthcare Advocate and Educator can complete routine visual inspection of living area and identify any arising medical/health needs, maintenance issues, and address any cleanliness concerns.
  • Make referrals and coordinate care plans with other community service providers as needed.
  • Assists tenants with seeking the appropriate aid or resources to help accomplish daily living activities for frail or disabled seniors including eating, bathing, grooming, dressing or home management.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition and healthy lifestyle seminars and activities which seek to decrease isolation and increase the development and practice of healthier habits.
  • Responsible to ensure confidentiality of client files and other client information.
  • Responsible for all data entry of clients in all applicable data bases. Preparing quarterly reports on numbers served, status and successful outcomes.  Provide additional reports as required.
  • Be responsible for timely return of phone call follow up with clients, community partners and other service providers.
  • Occasional flexibility to work hours required as business necessitates to accommodate client schedules or for periodic programming to be held in the evening or on the weekend.
  • Organize and advertise annual vaccination clinics open to all tenants at Landmark Place including but not limited to regular flu shots.
  • This is a newly created program and position. Job duties may evolve or expand as the program is launched and real-time experience related to the needs of the tenants have been identified.
  • This position will, at minimum, have work hours scheduled from 11am-7pm twice a week to accommodate evening “tenant enrichment events.” Events will be health-focused, interactive activities for participants that promote a healthy lifestyle. I.e.: low impact exercises, chair stretches/yoga, walking club, memory/cognitive activities. The other 3 days a week will be flexible and may follow traditional work hours such as 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • This position does not provide on-site treatment of any medical conditions or ailments, provide diagnoses, nor provide any vaccinations or administration of medications.

Health, Safety, & Compliance

  • Actively participate in and support participation in health and safety practices and accident prevention in the workplace.
  • Maintain a work environment in a clean, organized, and safe manner. Conduct periodic inspections of work areas to look for unsafe conditions.
  • Ensure all incidents and accidents are reported to supervisor and Human Resources, thoroughly investigated, and properly documented.
  • Remain updated and properly trained on emergency response procedures.
  • Use all required safety devices and personal protective equipment. Ensure there is a small stock of personal protective equipment on property to encourage a safe working environment for self and

Agency Standards

  • Demonstrate positive work attitudes and habits
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance consistent with agency standards and dress code
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings
  • Participate in training programs for professional growth as scheduled and approved
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to RUPCO Inc.’s applicable program rules, regulations and policies. Keep abreast of any changes or modifications to policies or regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS LPN
                Licensure

  • The LPN – Healthcare Advocate and Educator shall, at a minimum, be a graduate of an accredited LPN nursing program approved by New York State and hold an applicable and current license to practice. License must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Valid BLS Certification is required or must be willing to get certified

Education

  • Accredited practical nursing program certificate, Associate, or Bachelor’s from an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Accredited program transcript will be requested


Experience
:

  • 2 years of experience of case management is preferred
  • 1 year of experience in practical nursing
  • Geriatric/mental health nursing experience ideal

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse groups required.
  • Compassion and empathy for the population this program serves.
  • Bilingual ability is desired but not required.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for travel.

Please submit Resume and Letter of Interest to Laura Boehm at lboehm@rupco.org 

We’re Hiring – YouthBuild Program Director

POSITION AVAILABLE

YouthBuild Program Director

Full time- Newburgh, NY – 35 hour work week
Job Posting date: 10/6/21

Overview:
The YouthBuild Program Director reports to Lync Executive Director with oversight by the RUPCO Assistant Vice President for Social and Human Services. The Director is the primary operational leader and manager of all Newburgh YouthBuild programming and manages a team of program staff including, a Career Specialist, a Case Manager, and other related staff. The Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring the participants. The Director will provide consultation and coaching to Case Management and Career Specialist staff who manage participants’ educational and professional development. The primary goal is to address the participants’ ability to remain successful in the program and maintain a program culture that is participant centered, outcome-oriented, and dedicated to program participants’ continuous educational growth and skill development.

This full-time position has duties that may include, but are not limited to:

● Provide leadership and positive direction
● Run the day-to-day program operations
● Supervises YouthBuild program staff to achieve supportive program culture and high-quality services for
young adults
● Provides support and direction to program staff on effective youth development
● Provides training and support to staff
● Develops community partnerships for Newburgh YouthBuild and its members
● Assists with agency resource development by seeking volunteers, supporting grant writing, and fundraising
events
● Works closely with RUPCO and Lync on program policies and procedures, strategic planning, and budgets
● Provides leadership and quality assurance to all aspects of programming
● Able to implement system changes while managing competing priorities
● Able to develop and manage schedules, budgets and communicate with partners
● Able to learn and understand program requirements among funder and affiliate requirements, including YouthBuild USA, DOL, LYNC and RUPCO

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Must have good communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse groups, and strong command of the English Language. Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have current driver’s license.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, especially in Business Administration, Public/Nonprofit Administration, Social Work, or similar field along with 3 – 5 years of program management and supervision experience.

Attributes:
Candidates must be flexible, compassionate, creative, organized, motivated, and have a verifiable understanding
of the services and resources available in the community.
Please submit a letter of interest including a summary of qualifications for this position to Emma Hambright at ehambright@rupco.org

Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance (Section 8) Wait List IS OPEN

RUPCO, as Local Administrator for New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), will open the Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List, also known as Section 8. The Ulster County HCV Waiting List will be open 9:00 am, October 15, 2021, through 4:30 pm, November 15, 2021.

Housing Choice Voucher English Application   Housing Choice Voucher Spanish Application  

Starting on Octoer 15, interested applicants can download  an application or pick up a hard copy at RUPCO’s office; 289 Fair Street, Kingston. All applications must be completed, signed, and mailed or dropped off at the mailbox in the lobby of 289 Fair St. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance for families with low or modest incomes to enable them to choose and lease affordable, privately owned rental housing. RUPCO administers the HCV program in Ulster and Greene Counties. The last time the Housing Choice Voucher Wait List was open in Ulster County was Spring 2019, and RUPCO is now re-opening the waiting list as the existing waiting list is nearing exhaustion.

Applicants must have annual household incomes that do not exceed the following limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

2021 INCOME LIMITS          

1 Family member

2 Family member 3 Family member

4 Family member

$30,750 $35,150 $39,550

$43,900

5 Family member 6 Family member 7 Family member

8 Family member

$47,450

$50,950 $54,450

$57,950

 

Housing Choice Voucher English Application       Housing Choice Voucher Spanish Application  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is HCV? HCV stands for Housing Choice Voucher. Eligible families are issued “vouchers” which show the family is eligible for rental assistance. Participants rent is limited to 30-40% of their adjusted monthly income and the remaining portion of the rent is covered by a subsidy. If the family is placed on the waitlist and then issued a voucher, they can look for a unit anywhere in Ulster County. When you find a location, the landlord agrees to accept a voucher holder, he/she must sign paperwork to follow program rules and to receive payment from NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation. 
  • What is the HCV Waitlist? This is the waitlist for Housing Choice Vouchers, formerly known as Section 8. Please note that the current opening of the waiting list is for the tenant-based program (not the project-based program). 
  • Are HCV and Section 8 the same thing? The Housing Choice Voucher program is also referred to as Section 8. 
  • How do I apply? Starting on October 15 at 9:00 am, Applications can be downloaded online at rupco.org and printed copies will be available in the RUPCO main lobby located at 289 Fair Street in Kingston, NY 12401. Applications must be mailed or dropped off in the drop box lobby at 289 Fair Street. We will not accept applications via email or fax.
  • When is the deadline to apply: The Housing Choice Voucher waitlist will be open starting Friday, October 15 at 9:00 am and will close on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm. All applications must be received by then. 
  • What can I do if I need help filling out the application? Applicants can call 845-331-2140 ext 245 for assistance. Staff will return your call within 48 hours. 

In addition, RUPCO will be hosting application assistance sessions exclusively for disabled, elderly, or homeless individuals at 2 Main St. Kingston on the following days:

  • Wednesday, October 20, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 27, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 3, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 10, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 15, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

All visitors must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 

  • Do I have to fill out the whole application? Your application will be considered incomplete if any fields are left blank. In addition, proof of residency must also be submitted with your application. Applications will not be accepted without this documentation.
  • Do I need to submit proof of residency? For your application to be considered complete, you must include one form of accepted proof of residency. 
  • What is a valid proof of residency?

The following documentation will only be accepted proof of residency:

  • Driver’s License with corresponding address (licenses with only a P.O. Box address will not be accepted; HOWEVER, you may visit the Department of Motor Vehicles for a physical address sticker to apply to your License  
  • Copy of a current Lease
  • Copy of current utility bill (a utility bill is defined as a bill containing the applicant’s name and address for any recurring service like electric, water, etc.)
  • Documentation from DSS showing address (welfare benefits statement, food stamps, HEAP, Medicaid, etc.)
  • Documentation from a homeless shelter or agency indicating such circumstances
  • What happens after I submit my application? Once the waitlist closes, 2,000 families will be selected by a random computerized process to be placed on the wait list. Then, the list is sorted by preferences or priorities. 
  • What are preferences? Points are assigned to each preference, based on your application. The current preferences are for Homeless, Disabled, and Elderly. Proof of this preference will be required to be submitted once your name reaches the top of the waiting list. 
  • How will I know if I am on the waiting list? All applicants will receive a letter once the lottery is conducted informing them if they made the waiting list or not. Applicants will be notified by mail by February 15, 2022, confirming if they were or were not placed on the waitlist. 
  • What happens if I made the waitlist? Congratulations if you made it on the waitlist. However, you must wait until your name is selected to begin the eligibility process. Your name may take anywhere from 1-5 years to reach the top of the waiting list. Positions are subject to change, and therefore positions on the waitlist will not be released. 
  • What happens after the waitlist closes? A lottery will be conducted to determine who makes the waitlist and what position applicants are placed onto the waiting list. Families will be selected as there are openings in the voucher program. Once selected, families will be required to verify the information they reported on their application. If they meet the preferences, staff will begin to determine the family’s eligibility for the program. If the family does not meet the preferences they reported, the family will be returned to the waitlist with the reduced preference.
  • What if my information changes after I submit my waitlist application? Applicants must report in writing any changes in their income, household composition, or mailing address. RUPCO is not responsible for returned mail and should your mail be returned due to failure of updating your mailing address; you will be removed from the waitlist. In addition, if your name reaches the top of the waitlist and you failed to report your income changes and no longer qualify for the income limit you were originally eligible for, your name will be placed back onto the waiting list at the higher income limit you qualify for. Report all changes in writing by mail to: 

RUPCO
Attn: Housing Choice Voucher
289 Fair St. Kingston NY 12401
* All letters must include the name of full name of the applicant

  • Are all applications accepted to waitlists? RUPCO will be conducting a lottery once the waiting list closes. Approximately 2,000 applications will be chosen and placed on the waitlist. However, all applicants will receive a letter by February 15, 2022, informing them of whether they made the waiting list or not. If you do not make the waiting list, your application will be mailed back to you, informing you that you, unfortunately, did not make the waiting list.
  • Are there any other housing assistance programs offered in Ulster County, NY?  Please visit https://ulstercountyny.gov/aging/senior-housing  for additional resources that offer rental assistance. 
  • How can I verify if I’m on the Ulster County HCV waiting list? Please allow RUPCO 90-days from date the waiting list closes to confirm whether you made the lottery and your name was placed onto the waiting list. Applicants will be notified by mail by February 15, 2022, confirming if they were placed on the waitlist.
  • Where am I on the waitlist? Positions on the waitlist are subject to change due to preferences. Therefore, RUPCO does not release positions on the waiting list.
    How long will it take to receive a voucher? The average wait for a voucher is approximately 1-5 years. There are many families and individuals who have applied for housing assistance and are on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher tenant-based program. We cannot predict when your name will reach the top of the waiting list. Please be sure to keep your contact information current with RUPCO and report all changes in income, household composition, and mailing address.  Report all changes in writing by mail to:
    RUPCO
    Attn: Housing Choice Voucher Dept.
    289 Fair St. Kingston, NY, 12401
    * All letters must include the name of full name of the applicant
  • What happens when my name reaches the top of the waitlist? You will be notified by mail only once your name reaches the top of the waiting list. Then, you will be given 10-business days to contact our office to conduct a phone screening to determine that you are still income-eligible and confirm the information reported on your application.
  • What if I am behind on my rent? RUPCO does not assist with back rent or security. Subsidy on a unit will only begin once all eligibility requirements have been met, all required documentation has been provided, and your unit has passed a Housing Quality Standard inspection. Subsidy on all units may only begin on the 1st or the 15th of the month.

If you are currently behind on your rent, you can visit: https://rupco.org/1940037-2/ to learn more about the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 

  • Once issued a voucher, can I transfer my voucher? You are eligible to transfer your voucher to another county or state if you were a legal resident of Ulster County at the time you applied and your proof of residency supplied indicated this as well. However, if you were not a legal resident of Ulster County when you applied to the waitlist, then you mustreside in Ulster County for 12-consecutive months before being eligible to transfer your voucher. There are no exceptions to this requirement and reasonable accommodations will not be accepted to waive this one-year rule.

LISTA DE ESPERA PARA EL PROGRAMA DE VALES DE ELECCION DE VIVIENDA DEL CONDADO DE ULSTER PREQUENTAS FRECUENTES 

  • ¿Qué es el Programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda? También referido como Sección 8 o Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). Los participantes reciben “vales” o vouchers que muestran que la familia es elegible para recibir asistencia para el alquiler. Este programa limita los pagos de alquiler de un participante a un 30-40% de su ingreso mensual ajustado, el resto es pagado por una subvención. Si una familia es agregada a la lista de espera y luego reciben un vale, podrán buscar una unidad para renta en cualquier lugar del condado de Ulster. Cuando encuentre una ubicación, el propietario acepta aceptar un vale, debe firmar la documentación para seguir las reglas del programa y recibir el pago de NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation.
  • ¿Qué es la lista de espera para Programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda? Esta es la lista de espera para recibir un vale de elección de vivienda, (también conocido como Sección 8). Tenga en cuenta que la apertura actual de la lista de espera es para el programa basado en inquilinos (no el programa designado a proyectos)
  • ¿El programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda es lo mismo la Sección 8? Si. El programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda también se conoce como Sección 8. O Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) en inglés.
  • ¿Cómo puedo aplicar? A partir del 15 de Octubre a las 9:00 am, las aplicaciones podrán ser descargadas en www.rupco.org y las copias impresas estarán disponibles en el vestíbulo principal de RUPCO ubicado en 289 Fair Street en Kingston, NY 12401. Las solicitudes deben enviarse por correo o entregarse en el vestíbulo del buzón en 289 Fair Street. No aceptaremos solicitudes por correo electrónico o fax.
  • ¿Cuándo es la fecha límite para entregar la aplicación?  La lista de espera del Vales de elección de vivienda estará abierta a partir del viernes 15 de Octubre a las 9:00 am y cerrará el lunes 15 de Noviembre de 2021 a las 4:30 pm. Todas las solicitudes deben recibirse para entonces.
  • ¿Qué puedo hacer si necesito ayuda para completar la aplicación? Los solicitantes pueden llamar al 845-331-2140 ext. 245 para obtener ayuda. El personal de RUPCO le devolverá la llamada en un plazo de 48 horas.

Adicionalmente, RUPCO organizará sesiones de asistencia con la solicitud exclusivamente para personas discapacitadas, ancianas o sin hogar en 2 Main St. Kingston en los siguientes días:

– Miércoles 20 de octubre, de 9:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
– Miércoles 27 de octubre, de 9:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
– Miércoles 3 de noviembre, de 9:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
– Miércoles 10 de noviembre, de 9:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
– Lunes 15 de noviembre, de 9:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m.
Todos los visitantes deben usar máscaras independientemente de su estado de vacunación.

  • ¿Tengo que completar toda la aplicación? Si. Su aplicación se considerará incompleta si deja algún campo en blanco. Además, también deberá  presentar un comprobante de residencia con su solicitud. No se aceptarán solicitudes sin esta documentación.
  • ¿Necesito presentar prueba de residencia? Si. Para que su solicitud se considere completa, debe incluir una forma valida de prueba de residencia aceptada.
  • ¿Qué es una prueba válida de residencia? Solo se aceptará la siguiente documentación como comprobante de residencia:
  • Licencia de conducir con la correspondiente dirección (no se aceptará Licencias con sólo una dirección de PO Box, SIN EMBARGO, usted puede visitar el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados para una obtener una calcomanía de una dirección física para colocar en su licencia).
  • Copia de su contrato de arrendamiento (o renta) actua
  • Copia de una factura o recibo de servicios públicos o utilidades (una factura de servicios públicos se define como un proyecto de ley que contiene el nombre y la dirección del solicitante de cualquier servicio que se repite como electricidad, agua, etc.)
  • Documentación de DSS que muestra la dirección (declaración de prestaciones sociales, vales de comida, HEAP, Medicaid, etc.)
  • Documentación de un refugio para personas sin hogar o de una agencia indicando tales circunstancias.
  • ¿Qué sucede después de entregar mi aplicación? Una vez que se cierre la lista de espera, 2,000 familias serán seleccionadas mediante un proceso computarizado al azar para ser colocadas en la lista de espera. Después, la lista es ordenada por preferencias o prioridades.
  • ¿Qué son las preferencias? Los puntos se asignan a cada preferencia, según su aplicación. Las preferencias actuales son para personas sin hogar, discapacitados y ancianos. Se requerirá que presente una prueba de esta preferencia una vez que su nombre llegue a la parte superior de la lista de espera.
  • ¿Cómo sabré si estoy en la lista de espera? Todos los solicitantes recibirán una carta una vez que se realice el sorteo informándoles si fueron colocados en la lista de espera o no. Los solicitantes serán notificados por correo antes del 15 de febrero de 2022, confirmando si fueron o no incluidos en la lista de espera.
  • ¿Qué sucede si fui colocado en la lista de espera? Felicidades si fue colocado en la lista de espera. Sin embargo, debe esperar hasta que se seleccione su nombre para comenzar el proceso de elegibilidad. Su nombre puede tardar entre 1 y 5 años en llegar a la parte superior de la lista de espera. Las posiciones están sujetas a cambios y, por lo tanto, las posiciones en la lista de espera no serán publicadas.
  • ¿Qué sucede después de que se cierra la lista de espera? Se llevará a cabo un sorteo para determinar quién está en la lista de espera y qué aplicantes se colocan en la lista de espera. Se seleccionarán familias cuando existan vacantes en el programa de vales. Una vez seleccionadas, las familias deberán verificar la información que proporcionaron en su solicitud. Si cumplen con las preferencias, el personal comenzará a determinar la elegibilidad de la familia para el programa. Si la familia no cumple con las preferencias que proporcionaron, la familia volverá a la lista de espera con la preferencia reducida.
  • ¿Qué pasa si mi información cambia después de enviar mi aplicación? Todos los solicitantes deben informar por escrito cualquier cambio en sus ingresos, composición del hogar o dirección postal. RUPCO no es responsable por correo devuelto y en caso de que su correo sea devuelto debido a que no se actualizó su dirección postal; será eliminado de la lista de espera. Además, si su nombre llega a la parte superior de la lista de espera y no informó los cambios en sus ingresos y ya no califica para el límite de ingresos para el que originalmente era elegible, su nombre se colocará nuevamente en la lista de espera en el límite de ingresos más alto que usted califica actualmente.

Informe todos los cambios por escrito por correo a:
RUPCO
Atención: Departamento HCV
289 Fair St. Kingston NY 12401
* Todas las cartas deben incluir el nombre completo del solicitante.

  • ¿Todas las aplicaciones son colocadas en la lista de espera? No. RUPCO realizará un sorteo una vez que se cierre la lista de espera. Aproximadamente 2,000 solicitudes serán elegidas y colocadas en la lista de espera. Sin embargo, todos los solicitantes recibirán una carta antes del 15 de Febrero de 2022, informándoles si están en la lista de espera o no. Si no está en la lista de espera, se le enviará su solicitud por correo, informándole que, desafortunadamente, no está en la lista de espera.
  • ¿Se ofrecen otros programas de asistencia para la vivienda en el condado de Ulster, NY? Si. Visite https://ulstercountyny.gov/aging/senior-housing para obtener recursos adicionales que ofrecen asistencia para el alquiler.
  • ¿Cómo puedo verificar si estoy en la lista de espera de HCV del condado de Ulster? Permita 90 días después de que RUPCO cierra la lista de espera para confirmar si su nombre fue incluido en la lista de espera. Los solicitantes serán notificados por correo antes del 15 de febrero de 2022, confirmando si fueron incluidos en la lista de espera.
  • ¿Qué numero soy en la lista de espera? Las posiciones en la lista de espera están sujetas a cambios debido a preferencias. Por tanto, RUPCO no divulga esta información.

¿Cuánto tiempo se tarda en recibir un vale? La espera promedio para un vale o voucher es de aproximadamente 1 a 5 años. Hay muchas familias e individuos que han solicitado ayuda para la vivienda y están en la lista de espera para el programa. No podemos predecir cuándo su nombre llegará al principio de la lista de espera. Asegúrese de mantener actualizada su información de contacto con RUPCO e informar todos los cambios en los ingresos, la composición del hogar y dirección postal.

Informe todos los cambios por escrito por correo a:
RUPCO
Atención: Departamento HCV
289 Fair St. Kingston NY 12401
* Todas las cartas deben incluir el nombre completo del solicitante.

  • ¿Qué sucede cuando mi nombre llega a la cima de la lista de espera? Se le notificará por correo cuando que su nombre llegue al principio de la lista de espera. Luego, se le otorgarán 10 días hábiles para comunicarse con nuestra oficina y realizar una revisión telefónica para determinar que aún cumple con los requisitos de ingresos y confirmar la información proporcionada en su solicitud.
  • ¿Qué pasa si estoy atrasado en mis pagos de alquiler? RUPCO no ayuda con el alquiler atrasado o depósitos. El subsidio para una unidad solo comenzará una vez que se hayan cumplido todos los requisitos de elegibilidad, se haya proporcionado toda la documentación requerida y su unidad haya pasado una inspección del estándar de calidad de la vivienda. El subsidio para todas las unidades solo puede comenzar el 1 o el 15 del mes.

Si actualmente está atrasado en el pago del alquiler, puede visitar: https://rupco.org/1940037-2/ para obtener más información sobre el Programa de asistencia de emergencia para el alquiler del estado de Nueva York.

  • Una vez que ya cuente con un vale, ¿Lo puedo transferir? Usted es elegible para transferir su vale a otro condado o estado si era un residente legal del condado de Ulster en el momento en que entrego la aplicación y su prueba de residencia proporcionada también lo indica. Sin embargo, si no era un residente legal del condado de Ulster cuando aplico para la lista de espera, debe vivir en el condado de Ulster durante 12 meses consecutivos antes de ser elegible para transferir su vale. No hay excepciones a este requisito y no se aceptarán adaptaciones razonables para eliminar la regla de un año.

Housing Choice Voucher English Application       Housing Choice Voucher Spanish Application  

Housing Choice Voucher FAQ's English

Elección de Vivienda del condado de Ulster Preguntas Frecuentes

Social Media Kit for Partners  

RUPCO’s 40th Anniversary Community Lunch

 

Join us to celebrate 40 years of creating homes, supporting people, and improving communities! Mark your calendar for Community Lunch this November 4, 11:30 AM at The Chateau.  

We are excited to welcome back our friends, family, and supporters this fall, where we will gather to discuss important topics around the housing need in the Hudson Valley and our work. Take a stroll down memory lane with us as we look back at four decades of creating affordable housing and fostering community development.

This year, we’re honored to have Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO of NeighborWorks America, as our keynote speaker.

Formed in 1981 as Rural Ulster Preservation Company and rebranded in 2013 as “RUPCO,” our agency has expanded its geographical reach and breadth of services throughout the years. Still, we have stayed true to our original mission – to create homes and improve communities.

We hope you are able to join or support us in this informative conversation. We are looking forward to seeing you all then! 

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Health and Safety

To ensure the safety of our guests, RUPCO is requiring that all attendees provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result (taken no more than 2 days prior) upon entry.  RUPCO is also offering the opportunity to join the event virtually for individuals who are unable to attend in person. 

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Application for the Ulster County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program  (REOPENED)

Application for the Ulster County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program 

How To Apply

Step 1: Complete the online application: (click link below)

Ulster County Resiliency Fund- Emergency Rental Assistance Application

Step 2: Return the following SIX (6) documents (listed a through f below). Paper Applications available at our Drop Box at 289 Fair Street.

Email to Sally Dolan sdolan@rupco.org, fax documents to 845.331.9864, or drop off documents in the drop box located in RUPCO’s Lobby at 289 Fair Street Kingston. 

Documentation required of Tenants:

a. HUD – Self Certification of Annual Income By Beneficiary – CDBG (PDF to be downloaded, printed and completed)

b. Documentation of hardship related to COVID-19 Examples of acceptable documentation include but not limited to Unemployment Filling Date, Furlough Documentation, or documentation of illness or quarantine.

c. Lease or written rental agreement- There is a template for a month to month lease if there is no written rental agreement. (Blank Month to Month Agreement available HERE for the tenant and landlord to complete).

Required Landlord Documentation (Download and print to have landlord complete. Click links below)

  1. Rental Assistance Payment Agreement
  2. Landlord Statement
  3. W-9

Submission Instructions:

Applications and/or documentation can be:

  1. E-mailed to sdolan@rupco.org,
  2. Faxed to 845.331.9864
  3. Utilize the drop box at RUPCO’s Administrative offices at 289 Fair Street, Kingston. You will have 24/7 access to the drop box.  Please put documentation in an envelope provided at door

Applications will be taken on a first come first served basis.  Renters and Landlords will receive notification if they were or were not selected. 

 If you have questions, contact Sally Dolan at sdolan@rupco.org 845.331.9860 Ext. 227

COVID-19 Resources for Tenants & Landlords
RUPCO NYS-LAP COVID-19 Resources from Tenants and Landlords

Spring 2020

RUPCO wants to make sure that tenants and landlords have the most up to date information related to COVID-19. There are several resources available that offer daily updates on COVID-19. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease spread between people who are in close contact with one another. Apartment buildings and other shared living spaces pose the increased potential risk of persons spreading the virus. Tenants and Landlords can start preparing for the virus by being proactive with preventative steps and with communication while working as a team.

TENANTS:

Know your rights during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Landlords cannot participate in “rent gouging,” by increasing rent in order to capitalize on the crisis.

  • If you have a current lease, your landlord cannot increase your rent until it expires. If you are rent stabilized or rent controlled, the landlord is limited in the amounts it can increase your rent (currently 1.5 percent for a 1 year renewal and 2.5 percent for a 2 year renewal).

  • For market rate tenants whose lease is expiring or are month-to-month tenants, your landlord must provide you with advance written notice of any rent increases above 5 percent.

    • 90 days written advance notice if you have lived in your apartment two years or more, or if you have a two-year lease;

    • 60 days written advance notice if you have lived in your apartment for more than one year, but less than two years;

    • 30 days advance written notice if you have lived in your apartment for less than one year, or have a lease for less than one years.

Even if you are given proper advance notice of the rent increase, your landlord cannot charge you the increase in rent unless you accept it by signing a lease, paying the increase, or take another affirmative step.

  • If you refuse to pay the increase, the landlord must go to court to evict you. However, your landlord cannot bring you to court because there is currently a moratorium on both new cases and evictions.

  • Landlords cannot withhold essential services over failure to pay rent.

  • A landlord’s failure to provide essential services such as hot water or electricity is a breach of the warranty of habitability.

  • If your landlord has failed to provide essential services to you, you can call your local Code Enforcement office to complain about a loss of essential services such as heat and hot water or other bad conditions. The deliberate disruption or discontinuance of essential services may also constitute harassment as described above.

  • New York state anti-harassment laws make it illegal for landlords to engage in any action that is intended to force tenants to leave their homes or otherwise give up their rights under law.

  • Landlords are prohibited from interfering with tenants’ privacy, comfort, and quiet enjoyment of their homes. It is a Class A Misdemeanor for a landlord to threaten a tenant, change a tenant’s locks, or otherwise try to force a tenant from her apartment without a court order, whether that tenant is paying rent or not.

  • Landlords are also prohibited from engaging in disruptive construction or renovation projects in your building that interfere with your health, safety, and use of your apartment. These actions could be considered harassment.

  • Landlords cannot discriminate against or evict a tenant because the tenant, or someone the tenant lives with, has contracted or had COVID-19, or the landlord thinks that the tenant has or had COVID-19.

  • If you are elderly or have a physical, mental, or medical impairment, which may include a COVID-19 related illness, you are protected from housing discrimination under the federal, state, and city laws, including the New York State Human Rights Law.

  • Landlords also cannot discriminate against a tenant or treat a tenant differently or unfairly because of their immigration status or because the tenant is from, or looks like the tenant is from, a country where there is a serious COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Landlords cannot refuse to protect a tenant if the tenant is being harassed by other tenants because the tenant is from, or looks like the tenant is from, a country where there is a serious COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Posting a notice that someone has an illness would be considered discrimination unless it is necessary to protect the health of others. Generally, there is no need to identify a person who has contracted the coronavirus. Instead, a landlord can post a notice stating that someone within the building has contracted the coronavirus without identifying the person who got ill.

  • If you have questions or believe you have been a victim of harassment or discrimination of this kind, contact the OAG Civil Rights Bureau by emailing civil.rights@ag.ny.gov or calling 800-771-7755.

  • If a New York State Sheriff attempts to evict you, you should contact the Sheriff’s office and then your local County office’s general number to report a violation of the Governor’s Executive Order.

  • If a Landlord locks you out or tries to evict you, also known as “self-help evictions,” which are unlawful in New York State, you should call 911 and show the police officer identification, lease, or public utility bill with your name and address.

Ulster County’s Tenants Protection Unit

COVID-19 : Vaccine Information

Links to helpful information from the CDC and other sources.

COVID-19 Information and Resources by Google
How COVID-19 Spreads
COVID-19 Symptoms
Prevention and Treatment
Stigma and Resilience
What to Do If You Are Sick With COVID-19

These resources track the spread of COVID-19:

COVID-19 Tracker and State-By-State Health Information
Kaiser Family Foundation Tracker

Links regarding rules on evictions given the crisis:

Cities Restrict/Refuse to Conduct Evictions During COVID-19 Outbreak
Coronavirus and Landlords: Effects on Evictions, Assets, and Liability

National Multifamily Housing Council COVID-19 Webinar Series
FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties

Other Helpful Links

National Apartment Association Coronavirus Micro-Webinar: How to Handle Maintenance During COVID-19
COVID-19 guidance for owners and managers of multifamily residential properties
If the coronavirus has you worried about your mortgage, do these four things
COVID-19: FAQ for Residential and Commercial Buildings

COVID-19 : NYS Vaccine Information

Guidance for Renters

Support for Renters: Fannie Mae Disaster Recovery Network
New York eviction suspension statewide
Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities
Utilities across NY to suspend disconnections for customers facing coronavirus hardships
Renters: How to Get COVID-19 Rent Relief

Additional Resources (Non-Profit/Small Business Support)

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Maintaining Business Continuing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you for taking the time to review this and for taking steps to help our region flatten the curve. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, comments or concerns.

RUPCO is here to support you.
Michael D’Arcy
845-705-7883
https://rupco.org/nyslap/