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Paying Rent

RUPCO administers multiple rental assistance programs. 

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)

RUPCO is the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 Program’s administrator in Ulster and Greene Counties. This Federal program, managed by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYS HCR), provides rental assistance for very low-income families. Eligible families are issued “vouchers” that show the family is eligible for rental assistance. Families use the vouchers to choose and lease affordable, privately owned rental housing.  Rent is limited to 30-40% of the family’s adjusted monthly income and a subsidy covers the remaining portion of the rent.  Voucher holders are assisted according to the federal requirements set by NYS HCR.

RUPCO administers more than 2,000 vouchers in Ulster and Greene counties through our offices in Kingston and Catskill. Per program requirements, every member of a household is assisted with their housing needs.  

You may only apply for Section 8 when the waitlist is open.

The Ulster County Section 8 Waitlist is CLOSED

The Greene County Section 8 Waitlist is CLOSED

The Birches at Chambers (Senior Housing in Kingston) Section 8 Waitlist is OPEN



Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)

RUPCO administers the Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) program for Ulster and Dutchess Counties. The HOPWA program subsidizes a portion of the tenant’s monthly rent, based on family income, and provides case management services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. 


Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

At RUPCO, we believe that the benefits of supportive housing are life changing. Supportive housing starts with an affordable home and adds on site mental health and wellness care services for residents. Formerly homeless or at-risk of homelessness residents may qualify for supportive housing units available at several of our properties through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) program. The funds for this program are provided by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).


New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP)

NYSSHP offers affordable housing and case management opportunities for single adults that are elderly and/or disabled, who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and require support services to ensure they remain stably housed.