RUPCO to open Ulster County Section 8 waitlist

September 17, 2021


RUPCO, as Local Administrator for New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), will open the Ulster County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List, also known as Section 8.  The Ulster County HCV Waiting List will be open 9:00 am, October 15, 2021, through 4:30 pm, November 15, 2021. Interested applicants can download an application online from or pick up a hard copy at RUPCO’s office; 289 Fair Street, Kingston starting on October 15. 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 is now re-opening 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, October 20, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.
– Wednesday, October 27, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.
– Wednesday, November 3, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.
– Wednesday, November 10, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.
– Monday, November 15, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
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 during the open window period will be entered into a lottery to determine placement on the waitlist. 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.