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May 2014
 

Name Change at RUPCO

 

After nearly 33 years of service to Ulster County and the greater Hudson Valley region, Rural Ulster Preservation Corporation ceased to exist this year when the agency officially changed its name to RUPCO, Inc.  The region's leading provider and advocate of quality, affordable housing and community development programs aimed at providing opportunities and revitalizing communities announced the name change earlier this year.   But with a new website due to roll out next month, the process of changing over to the name most people actually use is nearly complete. Continue

 

 

Tropical Trips and Local Eats

 

        Invites are going out, auction items are coming in, and we're excitement is spreading for the twelfth annual Celebrate Community! Every year RUPCO is so deeply grateful to the donors who contribute to the live and silent auctions and the "Dine Around Ulster" restaurant book. And of course this year is no exception!  Continue 


RUPCO Helps Raise Poor Credit Scores
 
            Looking for some help with finances, but don't know where to start? RUPCO should be at the top of your list of options. A new Financial Capabilities program has rolled out of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center with the goal of creating sustainable financial futures. The program will be led by financial coaches Francisca Castellanos and Taryn Schobert who says "It's not just about financial education, it's about using that knowledge to empower people to make real life changes."  Starting with each individual's unique concerns, coaches will help participants create and work toward appropriate financial goals. "The idea is to let each new client decide what goals they'd like to achieve and set up a plan based on those goals," Schobert went on to say. This training helps people turn financial knowledge into behavior that guides them in making healthy financial decisions and empowers them to overcome future obstacles. Continue
 
Affordable Townhomes for Sale

Just $74,900 will buy a townhome in Ellenville and RUPCO is eager to find the right buyer for the property!  The 3-story home at Buttermilk Falls Townhomes, has central air conditioning for the hot months ahead, off-street parking and EnergyStar appliances including oven/stove, refrigerator and dishwasher.  A full basement with hook ups for washers and dryers is fully insulated and ready to become a workshop or family den and play area.  The first floor features a living room with hard-wood floors, an eat-in-kitchen with a granite breakfast bar and a half bath.  Continue

 

 

Hudson Valley Communities Partner with RUPCO

RUPCO's Green Jobs Green New York Team (GJGNY) has been, and is always, on the move!  And thanks to them, hundreds of homes in the region are now safer, cleaner and less costly to heat and cool than they were a year ago.  Their most recent effort has been a systemized energy efficiency outreach approach to municipalities of the Hudson Valley.  Outreach began in February when energy coach Michael D'Arcy sent 53 Partnership Pact proposals to municipalities in the area. The Partnership Pact aims to establish collaboration, training, and education initiatives with RUPCO, to reduce overall energy consumption and save homeowners money with residential energy efficiency policies and programs. Continue

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