RUPCO Opens the Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waitlist Exclusively for Those Experiencing Homelessness

January 30, 2024

RUPCO, as Local Administrator for New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), opened the Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List, also known as Section 8, EXCLUSIVELY TO THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. The Ulster County HCV Waiting List will be open through February 13 at 4 pm.

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. The participant’s rent is limited to 30 – 40% of their adjusted monthly income, and a subsidy covers the remaining portion.

Eligible applicants must be experiencing homelessness, and their annual household incomes must not exceed the limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Income Limits$35,600$40,650$45,750$50,800$54,900$58,950$63,000$67,100

Interested applicants can download an application online from 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.

RUPCO will be hosting application assistance sessions at 2 Main St. Kingston on the following days:

  • Tuesday, January 30 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Wednesday, January 31 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Thursday, February 1 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Tuesday, February 6 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Wednesday, February 7 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Thursday, February 8 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Last day to apply 9:30 am – 4 pm

All eligible applications received during the open window period will be entered in a lottery to determine your placement on the waitlist. Applicants will receive a written notice by March 31, 2024, confirming their eligibility and if they were added to the waitlist. If selected, applicants must live and use the Housing Choice Voucher in Ulster County for the first 12-month cycle.


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 2021, and RUPCO is now re-opening the waiting list exclusively to those experiencing homelessness.


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

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) preserves housing affordability and works with private, public, and nonprofit 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, leveraging New York’s federal and state community development resources, and creating affordable housing opportunities statewide. HCR programs provide financing to create and preserve multifamily housing; 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 low- and moderate-income New Yorkers purchase a home. NYS HCR also funds services for low-to-middle-income households, and vulnerable populations including veterans, seniors, homeless families, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and at-risk youth.