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HomeOwnership Center

RUPCO’s NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center has HUD-certified housing counselors to guide and support homebuyers and homeowners in making informed decisions based on their homeownership needs. The Center has assisted thousands of Hudson Valley families with navigating the first-time homebuyer process since its opening in 2004. In addition, the Center also offers foreclosure prevention counseling and administers home repair programs for existing homeowners when eligible and available.

Homebuyer Services:

RUPCO’s Homeownership Center has helped over a thousand households achieve the American Dream of becoming homeowners! Services offered:

  • Homebuyer information sessions 
  • First-time homebuyer counseling, including credit review and mortgage-ready analysis
  • Homebuyer education classes (in-person or online when available) 
  • Grants for first-time homebuyers to assist with down-payment, closing costs, and repairs when available (eligibility is required)
  • Referrals to loan products 

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Other Services

  • Home repairs: Over 900 households have received home repairs through our Single-Family Repair Program, which provides homeowners with grant funding to make necessary repairs, energy improvements and/or accessibility modifications. This program is not an immediate or emergency program. Applicants may apply to be on the waitlist for future funding as it comes available. 
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  • Foreclosure Prevention: RUPCO has been assisting Hudson Valley homeowners with foreclosure prevention counseling since 2008. Our HUD-certified counselors offer guidance and trained answers to help homeowners make the best decision based on the individual situation.
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Mobile Home before and after

Homeowner Success Videos

Sheila Heath, First-time Homebuyer

Pulla Family, First-time Homebuyers

Meyer Family, Solar Panel Recipients

Town of Fallsburgh, Mobile Home Replacement Project

Jenetta Connors, First-time Homebuyer

Krista Ortiz, First-time Homebuyer

Laura Heady, First-time Homebuyer

Krempl Family, First-time Homebuyers

Pauline Mukozho, First-time Homebuyer