The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) provides rental assistance for families with low or modest incomes to enable them to choose and lease affordable, privately owned rental housing. The Participants’ rent is limited to 30 – 40% of their adjusted monthly income and the remaining portion is covered by a subsidy.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) does not provide “emergency assistance” and is not a homeless prevention program. No matter what the circumstances, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Currently, the average waiting period can be from one to five years.
In order to be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. You must fall under one of the two categories listed below as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
2. All applicants must comply with the income limits below:
Other terms and conditions may apply.
APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Documentation showing proof that you meet the homeless definition is a required part of the application. The documentation provided as proof must have an address that corresponds with the address that is given on the application.
All applications must be completed, signed, and mailed or dropped at 289 Fair Street, Kingston. NY 12401. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Application window will end on February 14, 2024 at 4:00 PM.
RUPCO will be hosting application support sessions at 2 Main St. Kingston on the following days from 10 AM – 2PM
■ Tuesday, January 30 ■ Wednesday, January 31 ■ Thursday, February 1
■ Tuesday, February 6 ■ Wednesday, February 7 ■ Thursday, February 8
■ Tuesday, February 13 – Last day to apply 9:30 AM – 4 PM
Application support will not be provided during regular walk-in hours or
at our 289 Fair Street location.
- Eligible applications will be selected at random to be added to the waiting list
- You will receive written notification by March 31, 2024 confirming eligibility and that your name has been placed onto the waiting list.
- When a name reaches the top of the waiting list, that applicant will be notified by mail to contact us. When an applicant reaches the top of the list, RUPCO assigns a priority to households with very low income and whose head of household is elderly, disabled, and/or handicapped.
Applicants living outside of Ulster County are required to live and use the Housing Choice Voucher in Ulster County for the first 12-month cycle.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify RUPCO in writing of any changes in address, income, household size, etc. If we are not able to contact the applicant when their name comes to the top of the list, they will be removed from the waiting list and will have to reapply. RUPCO is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.