RUPCO'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER | OCTOBER 2022
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT UNTIL COMMUNITY LUNCH!
Join us as we celebrate creating homes, supporting people, and improving communities! Mark your calendar Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 AM at The Chateau.
We are thrilled to present Harambee Kingston with the "Community Leader Award". Harambee is a force in our community that has created programs to educate people on African Culture and Arts while also serves as stewards of the Pine Street African Burial Grounds and bringing African American events to the area.
We are equally excited to congratulation Dennis Doyle with the "Community Partner Award". Mr. Doyle has served as Planning Director of Ulster County since 2004. He brings over 40 years of experience and expertise in the planning process and associated regulatory environment, policy and strategic plan development as well as technical knowledge in the environmental sciences, site design and demographics. Mr. Doyle also served on RUPCO’s Board including time as its President. Born and raised in Ulster County, he is an avid hiker, part-time chef, horrible golfer, and notorious former bartender.
MIKE KINGSELLA, FROM UP FOR GROWTH, TO SPEAK AT UPCOMING COMMUNITY LUNCH
Mike Kingsella's, CEO of Up For Growth, join us at the upcoming Community Lunch and talk about “Solving New York’s Housing Underproduction™.” Up for Growth is a national, cross-sector member network committed to solving the housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy.
Prior to forming Up for Growth, Mike founded and served as Executive Director of Oregon Smart Growth, where he helped lead advocacy for a series of housing production bills across the state. He holds a B.S. in Community Development from the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, and has worked in housing since 2003.
INSIDE THE TRANSFORMATION OF LANDMARK PLACE
Christopher Smailer, Senior Architect for Dutton Architecture, discusses the process to transform Landmark Place West from the former Alms House into Senior supportive housing.
HOMEBUYER FUNDING AVAILABLE IN ULSTER, ORANGE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES
RUPCO has funding available to assist low-income first-time homebuyers in purchasing a home in Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties! There are several different grants that can assist with down payment and closing costs and renovations. A RUPCO counselor will assist homebuyer in navigating homebuying process. Some exclusions apply.
Questions? Give us a call (845) 331-9860.
NEW ART IN UPTOWN KINGSTON BY STEPHEN BLAUWEISS
Stop by to see the beautiful new poster showcasing the rich history of the Kirkland building in Uptown Kingston. A new piece of art and history by Stephen Blauweiss are now on display outside the Kirkland and The Stuyvesant in Kingston. Check them out today!
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS HOMEOWNERSHIP
Ready to buy your first home but don’t know where to start? This virtual, First-time Homebuyer Information Session outlines the RUPCO's HomeOwnership Center’s Homebuyer Program and the path to homeownership.
This is a recommended first step before you formally apply for the Homebuyer Counseling Program. Call (845) 331-9860 or email Homeownership@rupco.org to register today!
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Please help spread the word! We're looking for the right candidates to join our team! We are currently hiring for the following open positions:
- Property Leasing Manager - Newburgh, NY
- Live-In Superintendent - Prattsville, NY
VOTE EARLY IN ULSTER COUNTY
Early Voting for the November 8, 2022 General Election will begin on Saturday, October 29, 2022 and end on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Now before every election event, any eligible registered voter will have the ability to vote early at any convenient Early Voting Center. When you get to the Early Voting location, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as in any other election. Voting during Early Voting is the same as election day.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER SPECIALIST TRAINING SESSION
Quadel’s two-day Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist training is a comprehensive course combining the use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, course book instruction, and group exercises to further participant understanding of the HCV program.
The workshop includes a brief update on key legislative changes and current HCV program rules, in-depth coverage of eligibility, limits on assistance to non-citizens, waiting list management, annual income, allowances and rent calculations, voucher issuance and leasing, portability, payment standards, and rent reasonableness. An overview of SEMAP and HQS is also included.
EVER WONDERED WHAT CAN RUPCO DO FOR YOU?
From helping you purchase your first home, pay your rent, to developing new affordable housing through new construction and historic preservation, we're here to help!
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¿Se ha preguntado que puede hacer RUPCO por ti? Desde ayudarte a comprar tu primera casa, asistencia para alquiler hasta desarrollar viviendas asequibles utilizado construcción nueva y preservación histórica, ¡estamos aquí para ayudar!
LET'S BUILD SAFE, SECURE AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.
Join us in making real change in 2022 by investing in our community’s future.
Your support allows us to continue to provide safe, affordable, and quality housing. Making home a reality for even one person changes he course of many lives. Imagine what we can do together to impact more lives in the future.
If you are interested in joining as 2022 Corporate Sponsor or 2022 HomeOwnership Sponsor, we'd love to have you as part of the RUPCO sponsorship family.
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