November 15, 2021
RUPCO, as Local Administrator for New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), will extend application window for the Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List, also known as Section 8 to November 30, 2021. The Ulster County HCV Waiting List opened on 9:00 am, October 15, 2021, and will now close on 4:30 pm, November 30, 2021. All eligible applications received by November 15 -or postmarked for November 15- will be accepted and entered into a lottery to determine their position on the waiting list. Any applications received after that and until November 30, 2021 will be entered onto the waiting list in the order they were received.
Interested applicants can download an application online from www.rupco.org or pick up a hard copy at RUPCO’s office; 289 Fair Street, Kingston. All applications must be completed, signed, and mailed or dropped off at the mailbox in the lobby of 289 Fair St. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance for families with low or modest incomes to enable them to choose and lease affordable, privately owned rental housing. RUPCO administers the HCV program in Ulster and Greene Counties. The last time the Housing Choice Voucher Wait List was open in Ulster County was in 2019, and RUPCO has reopened the waiting list as the existing waiting list is nearing exhaustion.
Applicants must have annual household incomes that do not exceed the following limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Staff will be available to provide application support at 845-331-2140 ext. 245. Please allow 48 hours to respond. In addition, RUPCO will be hosting application assistance sessions exclusively for disabled, elderly, or homeless individuals at 2 Main St. Kingston on the following days:
– Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10am – 12pm
– Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 10am – 12pm
– Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 10am – 3pm
All visitors must wear masks regardless of vaccination status
Applicants will be required to submit proof of residency documentation along with their application. Failure to do so will cause the application to be considered incomplete. All eligible applications received by November 15 -or postmarked for November 15- will be accepted and entered into a lottery to determine their position on the waiting list. Any applications received after that and until November 30, 2021 will be entered onto the waiting list in the order they were received.
RUPCO will notify all applicants through the mail by February 15, 2022, to confirm if they were placed on the waitlist or not. Anyone receiving a voucher will be required to live in Ulster County for the first 12-months of the subsidy cycle.
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. For more information, visit www.rupco.org