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Construction at Newburgh Progress



RUPCO partnered with New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR), City of Newburgh, and multiple nonprofit and private investors to bring to life a $32 Million mixed-use development in the historic East End neighborhood, RUPCO's largest project to date!

Set to open in 2022, Newburgh Progress is a scattered-site development that includes 24 building sites in a five-block radius located in New York State's second-largest historic district. The development furthers the historic restoration of twelve buildings and the new construction of ten that will house 62 mixed-income apartments. The project also undertakes the adaptive rehabilitation of the former United Methodist Church and an adjacent building located at 257 Liberty St. 

The two currently vacant structures will be transformed into community space. The church's sanctuary area will be preserved and used for event space and other forms of community engagement. The LYNC Community Organization will provide daycare and job training opportunities at both buildings. 

The 22 residential buildings range in size from 2490 to 7,775 square feet. The make-up of 62 units includes 13 one-bedroom, 17 two-bedroom and 32 three-bedroom rental apartments. The units will be affordable to individuals and families of mixed-income levels ranging from 30 - 70% Area Median Income (AMI). Newburgh Progress boasts a five-year Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) award to provide rental assistance and supportive services to serve ten units targeted to individuals with substance abuse disorders and individuals who are reentering the community. RUPCO partnered with nonprofit Bridges of New York to provide case management services that include job training and guidance with daily living needs.

RUPCO's development team includes architects Coppola Associates (Newburgh), Dutton Architecture (Kingston) and general contractor Affordable Housing Concepts (Gardiner). "This project will help revitalize the East End neighborhood in the City of Newburgh," said Emily Hamilton, RUPCO's Senior Real Estate Development Project Manager, "As someone who is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and who has a background in urban planning, I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the team that is helping rejuvenate and provide additional opportunities in Newburgh." 

Newburgh Progress is RUPCO's second development project in the river city. In 2018, the agency completed East End Apartments. This $15 Million endeavor featured fifteen buildings' historic preservation to create 45 mixed-income apartments managed by Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a local nonprofit.

City of Kingston Rental Assistnace Income chart

Are you a City of Kingston resident in need of rental assistance? You may be eligible for the City of Kingston COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. RUPCO is partnering with the City of Kingston to administer an emergency rental assistance program for City tenants impacted by COVID-19.

Applications will be accepted through the month of December.
The Kingston COVID Rental Assistance will provide up to three month's rental arrears with maximum assistance of up to $3,000. Payments will be made directly to landlords. Households must earn less than 80% of area median income.



No more blank walls! The Energy Square community room and public spaces now feature 25 works of art by twelve RUPCO resident artists. 
Big thank you to Lace Mill artist James Martin, who curated the show! 

Section8 Greene County Wait List


Looking for rental assistance in Greene County? You might qualify for the Section 8 Greene County program. 

Program Services delivering supplies


RUPCO Program Services Department hand-delivered healthy groceries, cleaning supplies, and PPE to 115 senior residents at our properties! 
Our staff continues to go the extra mile to ensure that our seniors remain safe during these difficult times.

We are so grateful to National Equity Fund for making these donations possible through their generous contribution to COVID-related needs that our rural seniors might be facing. 

Sheila Kilpatrick Headshot


Sheila Kilpatrick was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sheila served in the role of Vice President for Operations for five years and is responsible in overseeing the functions of Property Management, Rental Assistance, Resident Services and Human Resources. Prior to joining RUPCO in 2015, Sheila served as the Director of Housing for Hudson River Housing (HRH) in Poughkeepsie.  Throughout her 14-year career at HRH, she also held the positions of Director of Human Resources and Project Director of the homeless shelter. Congrats Sheila!



RUPCO's offices remain closed to the public, but staff continues to go above and beyond to create homes, support people and improve communities. 

  • RUPCO helped secured a $14k "House New York's Community Classroom Program" grant for the Center for Creative Education (CCE). RUPCO acted as a fiscal agent on behalf of CCE to apply for the grant program administered through the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH). The program will provide students living in affordable housing developments - where school districts are operating remotely - access to structured, secure classroom stations with connectivity to the buildings existing WiFi network.
  • Landmark Place is awarded $1.3 Million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY). This latest FHLBNY Affordable Housing Program (AHP) round granted $36.9 Million in subsidies to fund 46 affordable housing initiatives throughout several states. The funding received will be used for development expenses for the project. Thank you to Ulster Savings Bank for sponsoring the application and helping create affordable housing opportunities.

  • Energy Square became LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the most widely used green building rating system worldwide; it ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments. RUPCO is proud to have achieved the HIGHEST rating for our newest building in Midtown Kingston. This feat was made possible through collaboration with our partners Dutton ArchitectureAffordable Housing Concepts & Integral Building + Design.



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