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RUPCO’s NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center provides valuable information and services for first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners. Through our Single Family Repair Program, we provide income-eligible residents with grant funding and low-interest loans to make necessary repairs and/or accessibility modifications. Here is what is currently available through our HomeOwnership Center:

Ulster County Single Family Repair Program

RUPCO accesses funding from state, federal and other funders to provide grants to low-income homeowners for improvements and necessary repairs. Each home is evaluated to determine the types of repairs that need to be completed. Items include health and safety hazards, improvement or replacement of outdated systems, structural issues, accessibility modifications, and energy conservation measures. Owners must occupy their residence, and most funding sources don’t allow assistance to manufactured housing.

 

Typical repairs:

  • Roof Replacement
  • Windows and siding
  • Interior painting for lead stabilization
  • Upgrades to heating, plumbing, or electrical systems

RUPCO currently has a wait list for this program, but we encourage Ulster County Homeowners to submit an application. The household income limits are on the downloadable application attached below. Applicants are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, they are chosen by household type, income or other specifications set by funders. There are specific document requirements to verify ownership, household size and income.

                                       Annual gross income limit for household size

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people
$46,700 $53,350 $60,000 $66,650 $72,000 $77,350 $82,650

 

Most funding is provided in the form of a zero-interest deferred loan with a term of 5 or 10 years depending on the funding source requirements. These funds require no payments or interest and are forgiven if residency is verified each year till the end of your term. Other restrictions may apply.

This program is not an immediate or emergency program.

Ulster County Single Family Repair Program Application  

Ulster County ACCESS to Home Program

Ulster County Residents with any disability or need for accessibility modifications in their homes or apartments may qualify for assistance

RUPCO has funding to assist Ulster County homeowners and tenants with accessibility modifications in their homes or apartments through the Access to Home Program.

Accessibility modifications include:

  • Visual alarm systems for the hearing impaired
  • Roll-in showers with grab bars
  • High-rise toilets with grab bars
  • Roll-under countertops & sinks
  • Wheel chair ramps& vertical lifts
  • Interior& exterior stair lifts
  • Automatic door openers
  • Front knob appliances
  • Automated faucets
  • Reclining lift chairs
  • Other accessibility needs

Access to Home Application Guidelines

Access to Home Application Packet

 

Call today for more information, RUPCO (845) 331-9860


Contractors

Thank you for your interest in Ulster County Home Repair programs. RUPCO is always looking to new connections with contractors and vendors to supply estimates for home repair work.

If you would like to be added to RUPCO’s list of contractors please return the Contractor Qualification Form , W-9 , proof of liability and workman’s compensation insurance.

 

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