Our Community Voice

November 29, 2016 

Give Today in a Global Way
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Today, November 29, is the largest Day of Giving on the planet. You only need glimpse your inbox for the wealth of worthy charitable choices. We hope you choose RUPCO as one of your top five investments this year. Your gift to RUPCO helps bring programs and services to our most vulnerable neighbors: seniors, the disabled, veterans and working families. For example, a $5 donation covers one child's creative supplies at Summer Arts Camp. Your $20 donation sends a senior to MAGIC of the Season. For $35, we place a holiday gift bag at the doorstep of a resident in need. And on the RUPCO Wish List, we cross our fingers for a $2500 children's yoga experience, a $5000 relationship software, and $7500 for video storytelling. Be a part of this one-day global giving experience and thanks for making RUPCO one of your choices today.
Add #OurNWBook to Your Reading list
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Our stories are your stories, and two 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 to own copy? Donate $50 or more online here and receive NeighborWorks Works and the artist-signed print Give Housing a Voice. You'll triple-down on a great read on community solutions to common problems, fantastic artwork, and satisfaction knowing you're supporting our programs and services most in need.
Landmark Place
Landmark Place_ 300 Flatbush Avenue_ Kingston To address the critical need for senior and supportive housing in Ulster County, RUPCO presents Landmark Place. Located at 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston, Landmark Place is a campus with two proposed home sites. The first creates 34 supportive housing apartments through adaptive reuse and historical preservation of the former Alms House built between 1862-64. The second building of new construction brings 32 one-bedroom apartments for seniors 55 and over. The City of Kingston last saw senior housing built in 2001 and Governor Cuomo is calling for the creation of 1,200 new supportive housing units statewide to meet the growing need. We're hear to answer that challenge on both fronts. We believe Landmark Place is strategically located, and a ready choice to fulfill its calling for community service. We'll keep you posted with details on the latest zoning modifications, architectural renderings, and open house in 2017.
HAMP winds down
blakc and white illustrated house drawing Homeowners in crisis can access the expertise of RUPCO and RDAC homeownership counselors through the FREE counseling service, HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program).  HAMP helps homeowners negotiate more affordable terms with their lenders. But, this program is open only through December 31.
If you live in Ulster County and need help with keeping your home out of foreclosure, call RUPCO's HomeOwnership Center (845) 331-9860 ext. 220. Orange County homeowners can call RDAC at (845) 713-4568.
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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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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!