RUPCO offers two forms of special assistance for households being impacted by a positive HIV diagnosis. Take a look at our introductory brochure, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS here.
Long Term: Our long-term assistance program provides rental assistance similar to that of our Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program. Anyone who has an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and needs assistance with maintaining affordable housing may be eligible. Request an application by calling (845) 331-2140 ext. 307.
Short Term: Our short-term assistance program provides assistance in the form of back rent, back mortgage payments, and back utility payments. This assistance helps those who are at risk of homelessness because of nonpayment of rent, mortgage, or termination of utilities due to unexpected expenses related to their HIV/AIDS diagnosis. Interested applicants can pick up an application at 289 Fair Street, Kingston.