PRESS CONFERENCE: Mayor Shayne Gallo and RUPCO Announce Second Round of First-time Homebuyer Grant Money Available
DATE: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
CONTACTS: Tara Collins, RUPCO Communications, (845) 331-2140 ext. 210 / (607) 643-5148 cell
Ellen DiFalco, Mayor’s Office, (845) 331-0080
Stephan Knox & Brenna Robinson, Office of Community Development (845) 334-3928
TOPIC: Mayor Shayne Gallo announces City of Kingston to receive $350,000, a second installment of first-time homebuyer funding, from NYS Homes & Community Renewal. RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center will oversee the grant awards available now to those looking to purchase a home for the first time. This City-RUPCO partnership enters its second year with this award.
10:30 a.m. Mayor Shayne Gallo talks about City’s housing aspects, community growth and the opportunity that lies in this second round of funding
10:40 a.m. RUPCO CEO Kevin O’Connor talks about housing’s impact on the City of Kingston, community and residents
10:45 a.m. Two first-time homebuyers from the first round of funding will tell their stories on the process of buying a home for the first time, their choice to live in Kingston, and the impact owning a home has made on their lives.
10:55 a.m. Q&A
POINTS OF INTEREST:
- Second round of NYS HCR funding; $350,000 available now to qualified applicants
- Applications accepted through RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Center, 301 Fair Street, Kingston
- Collaborative approach to strengthening community through homeownership