March 23, 2021
Kingston, New York — Landmark Place, RUPCO’s new Senior and Supportive Housing development in Kingston, is accepting tenant applications beginning March 23, 2021 through May 23, 2021 to be placed on the initial occupancy lottery occurring on June 4, 2021 at RUPCO’s office at 289 Fair Street in Kingston. Applications received after May 23, 2021 will be placed on a waitlist for future occupancy. RUPCO expects several units to be available for occupancy as soon as August 2021 for residents who are selected. Applications can be downloaded online at www.rupco.org, and printed copies are available for pick up in the lobby of RUPCO’s Fair Street office.
Located at 300 Flatbush Ave., Landmark Place is a 14-acre multi-dwelling campus that provides 66 affordable and supportive homes for seniors 55 and older. The site features the rehabilitated former Kingston Almshouse, now called Landmark West, that houses 34 studio apartments and a newly constructed four-story building, Landmark East, that houses 32 one-bedroom units.
The development was awarded an Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative grant through the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to provide rental subsidy for 35 apartments to qualifying individuals who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless and meet additional secondary criteria including disabled veterans, frail and elderly seniors, and those who meet mental health/substance use set aside qualifications.
Rents for the 35 units with subsidies will be based on the tenant’s income. Rents for units without subsidy start at $730 a Studio and $781 for a one bedroom. All rents include heat, hot water, and electric utilities. Apartments with rental subsidies have a maximum income limit of $29,300 for one person and $33,500 for a couple. The affordable apartments without rental subsidies have an income limit of $35,160 for one person and $40,200 for a couple.
Landmark Place boasts many resident amenities, such as 24/7 front desk staff in one central location, onsite laundry, onsite superintendent, garden space, proximity to mass transportation routes, and a privately owned van and handicap accessible bus to assist in transporting residents to major local service points for medical and benefit services when other transportation is not available. In addition, RUPCO will offer case management services to residents receiving rental subsidy, including self-advocacy support, medication management and training by an onsite Licensed Practical Nurse, daily living skills training, skill development support, and socialization activities.
RUPCO partnered with NYS Homes and Community Renewal, NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, TD Bank, and the National Equity Fund to bring to life the $25 million development that blends historic preservation and new constriction to help our senior residents live with dignity in safe, quality affordable housing.
“It is so important at this critical juncture to be bringing online 66 affordable apartments for seniors, including 35 homes with supportive services for seniors experiencing homelessness and have special needs,” said Kevin O’Connor, RUPCO’s Chief Executive Officer. “As Ulster County’s recently released Housing Action Plan 2021 recommends, Landmark Place increases the supply of supportive housing by creating a campus of permanent rental homes for seniors aged 55 and over. The campus features historic restoration alongside new construction and will provide support staff including: 24/7 residential coordinators, superintendent, residential manager, driver, behavioral health specialist, and a nurse. Landmark Place will be an invaluable addition to our woefully under-sourced housing resources.”
RUPCO creates homes, supports people, and improves communities across a broad spectrum of community development solutions, including housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization in the Hudson Valley. RUPCO creates and maintains quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspires understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, and champions pathways to opportunity.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) preserves housing affordability and works with many private, public, and nonprofit sector partners to create inclusive, safe, “green,” and resilient places to live in New York State. HCR is charged with carrying out the Governor’s $1 billion HOUSE NY plan and by leveraging New York’s federal and state community development resources, creating affordable housing opportunities statewide. HCR programs provide financing to create and preserve multifamily housing; administer programs to improve housing conditions, ensure accessibility, and save energy; provide bonding authority and other resources to facilitate local public improvements and job creation; and help thousands of lowand moderate-income New Yorkers purchase a home. NYS HCR also funds services for low-tomiddle-income households and for special needs populations including veterans, seniors, homeless families, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and at-risk youth. For more information, visit www.nyshcr.org.