Our Community Voice

February 17, 2017 

Informal Open House on Saturday, 10a-Noon
Landmark Place aerial view_ campus site plan We're opening the doors at 300 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston TOMORROW (Saturday, February 18) between 10 a.m. and noon, for an informal open house. Walk in and see your old County office. Talk with architect Scott Dutton about the plans for Landmark Place. Place. Get your questions about senior & supportive housing answered by RUPCO Program Services Supervisor Kim Mapes and Senior Care Coordinator Robert Budreau. SUNY-New Paltz professor Bill Rhoades can tell you about Kingston and Ulster County history too. Come see the vision of how our community can continue our forefathers' call to care for our most vulnerable populations.

Landmark Place_ Importance of Active Design _ Supportive Services
Landmark Place: Importance of Active Design & Supportive Services

To address the critical need for senior and supportive housing in Ulster County, Landmark Place proposes an integrated 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 1872-74. 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. We believe Landmark Place is strategically located, and a ready choice to fulfill its call to community service. Come to the open house to see the latest site plans and renderings. Then come out to Kingston City Hall on Tuesday February 28 at 6pm to "Give Housing a Voice" at the public hearing.
RDAC Honors Three at Annual Lunch
RDAC Legacy Lunch March 30
You're invited to RDAC's annual luncheon, Come Grow with RDAC. This year's Alice Dickinson Legacy Awardees include James Taylor, Jr, Brian Maher and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.
Join us for lunch, noon to 2 p.m., March 30 at Colden Manor Spruce Lodge, 619 State Route 17K, Montgomery. Lunch tickets are just $15 thanks to the generous sponsorship support. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Faith Moore (845) 713-4568.
Be a VISTA in Communications
VISTA logoKnow a recent graduate or someone looking to work the PeaceCorps, but doesn't want to leave home? Our VISTA in Communications may be just what they're looking for.

RUPCO received a one-year VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) member allocation in collaboration with New York State Rural Housing Coalition (RHC). RUPCO is a member of NYS RHS which is coordinating the 10-VISTA effort among rural housing nonprofits statewide. Interested candidates sign up through the VISTA website. The application deadline is extended to March 10/Also send your letter of interest and resume to tcollins@rupco.org. The official VISTA posting for RUPCO can be found online here.
Volunteer, Donate, Sponsor
There's lots of ways you can help create homes, support people, and improve communities. Volunteer to collect community impact measurements. Write your story of homeownership or work with a RUPCO program for blog. Donate to the children's summer arts program. Sponsor Celebrate Community (June 15). Call  for ideas on how you can make a difference! 845-331-2140 ext. 276
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!

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.
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