FAQs

  • Are your offices open to the public?
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, RUPCO offices are open by appointment only. For assistance, call 845-331-2140 or visit our staff directory. 

 

  • How can I apply to live at a RUPCO property?
    RUPCO owns and/or manages a rental portfolio of 751 affordable apartments across 23 developments located in Ulster, Orange, and Greene Counties. Our properties include a mix of artist, senior, family, and special needs rental housing. Tenant eligibility is determined by income, age (for senior properties), and household size. Several properties have additional preference criteria. Click here to download an application and learn about each property. 

 

  • How can RUPCO help me pay my rent?
    RUPCO administers multiple rental assistance programs, including Section 8 (in Ulster and Greene county), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI), and New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP). Click here to learn more. 

 

  • How can I receive a Section 8 voucher?
    RUPCO is the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 Program’s local administrator in Ulster and Greene Counties, managing over 2,000 vouchers in our offices in Catskill and Kingston. The Ulster County list is currently closed and not taking applicants. Click here to apply for the Greene County program. 

 

 

  • How can RUPCO help me buy a house?
    RUPCO has multiple resources available for homebuyers, including homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education, grants, and mortgage loan programs. Click here to learn more

 

 

  • How can RUPCO help me repair my home?
    RUPCO has been administering repair grants to eligible homeowners for over 25 years, assisting over 900 Ulster County households using public and private funding to help them maintain safe and sanitary affordable housing stock in our community. Click here to learn about current repair programs. 

 

 

  • Register as a RUPCO Contractor?
    Thank you for your interest in becoming a RUPCO contractor or vendor. RUPCO’s Homeownership Center is constantly looking to make new connections with contractors and vendors for home repair work. Click here to learn more. 

 

  • How do I join Newburgh YouthBuild?
    The pre-apprenticeship program for Newburgh residents ages 16 – 24 is open! Click here to apply. 

 

  • How can I receive financial assistance for landlords?
    RUPCO is administering the Landlord Assistance Program (NYSLAP) to support our mission to keep New Yorkers housed by providing financial assistance to Landlords agreeing to keep rents stabilized for 2-5 years. Click here to learn more.