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Our Community Voice


November 2016


HAMP helps homeowners in crisis
black _ white house with path to door RUPCO housing counselors are ready to help 100 more homeowners keep their homes this year. Through a free counseling service, HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program), homeowners can negotiate more affordable terms with their lenders... all for free, with RUPCO's help. But, this program is open only through December 31. If you, or someone you know, needs help with keeping their home out of default or foreclosure, call today (845) 331-9860 ext. 220, or download the intake packet here to get started. Help us help 100 homeowners by year-end so they can start 2017 in a new way. Think of the power of being part of 100 HAMPs!
Community Lunch 2016 Recap
Community Lunch 2016_ A Recap
Did you miss it? Check out this short video highlighting what went down as RUPCO celebrated its 35th anniversary at Community Lunch. RUPCO CEO Kevin O'Connor set the pace for the next 35 - there's no slowing us down!

Thanks to Paul Weech, NeighborWorks President & CEO (watch his keynote here); congrats to awardees Congressman Chris Gibson, Larry Kithcart and Deborah Boatright; a special shout out to our Premier Sponsors SONYMA, NeighborWorks America, Ulster Savings Bank and SMPR Title Agency; Community Lunch NWA group shotand a Big "Hoo-Yah" to our Board of Directors! We're super-charged over their completing the 18-month leadership development program, Excellence in Governance and their receipt of $10,000 from NeighborWorks America (read more here). We've got thoughtful, innovative leadership on all fronts! To all of you -- partners, friends, supporters -- thank you for sharing this journey with us. We have lots of work to do in the years ahead...we're excited and confident to have you by our side.
RUPCO featured in #OurNWBook
We love to hear a good story, and we LOVE to tell a GREAT story, especially when it's about creating homes, supporting people and improving communities here in the Hudson Valley. Our stories are your stories; two of them are featured in the upcoming book, NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network. Slated for release on December 12, #OurNWBook features The Lace Mill and Green Jobs | Green New York. Want your own copy? Donate $50 or more online here and receive #OurNWBook and the artist-signed print, Give Housing a Voice. You'll triple-down on a great read, fantastic artwork and satisfaction knowing you're supporting our programs and services most in need. Give a Gift of Conscience; share both with a friend this holiday season.
Ulster County rental assistance program now accepting applications through December 14
Signage that says _Pick up your application here_ The Ulster County Wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) is officially open. Applications are available online in English and also in Spanish (en Espaol). Pick up a printed application at RUPCO's Kingston office at 289 Fair Street, Monday through Friday, 9a-4p. HCV provides rental assistance to families of modest incomes; a family of four earning $37,950 would qualify. Read this 10/18 press release for more details.
Need help completing the application? RUPCO provides FREE 1-on-1 help on Application Support Days scheduled for Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, December 13. Deadline is December 14.
Spotlight on...
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Woodstock Community Center November 5

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First Saturdays at The Lace Mill

November 5, 5-8p

Charlotte Tusch


Sponsorship Goes a Long Way
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People-in-need depend on our services and programs year-round. Help us meet that need by adding your business to RUPCO's Corporate Sponsor Matrix. Simply complete and return this form with your check or contact the Resource Development Office.
(845) 331-2140 x276
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Duncan & Duncan Associates

Jeff Lowe Plumbing Heating & AC

Ulster County Board of Realtors

35 Years of Impact
RUPCO got its start back in October 1981. Since then, we've touched a lot of lives. What's been your experience with RUPCO? Your story is our story ~ we want to know! How did you work with RUPCO over the years? Did we help you buy your first home? Did you save money by creating an energy-efficient home? Is life more manageable for you and your family because of one of our programs?
Share your story, long or short, with Communications Director Tara Collins (845) 331-2140 x276. Pictures are good too!

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