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New Affordable Housing Complex Opens in Miltone
Milton Harvest to house 47 senior citizen families


For Immediate Release
August 8, 2011
Contact: Joan Lawrence-Bauer
845-331-2140 x 263

Kingston, NY -- 8/3/2011 — Milton Harvest apartments officially opened last week when the first new residents moved in to the brand new affordable housing complex. Developer Richard Gerentine and managing agent Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) were on hand to give keys to the senior citizens who were getting their first glimpses of the apartments they'll now call home.

"It's a great day," said Gerentine, who also built the Jenny's Garden communities in Marlboro and Golden View in Highland. "This is good not just for the seniors who will live here, but for the community at large too," noted Gerentine. Situated just off Rt. 9W in Milton, most hamlet services are readily available to those who will occupy the 47 new apartments. Gerentine also underwrote the construction of new sewer and water lines that will now allow for further expansion of the hamlet. "I am really honored to be part of this type of effort," said Gerentine who lauded his partner Joel Mounty and Mounty's company Mountco Construction and Development which did the actual construction at Milton Harvest and owns approximately 2000 units throughout the State.

"Move-in day is always exciting," said Theresa Walsh, Director of Property Management at RUPCO. "Some people have waited years to get apartments like this and move-in day is a very emotional experience for all of us." Walsh, who has spent a decade managing hundreds of homes for seniors and families said nothing matches the thrill of watching families move in and praised Gerentine for making such opportunities available.

"Every single apartment was leased before we opened the doors," said Walsh pointing to the need for affordable housing. "Rich did a great job here too, so I know everyone will be very comfortable." Walsh said Milton Harvest, the first non-smoking property she or Gerentine have opened, features individual heating and air conditioning as well as a special in-apartment storage unit in every apartment. The spacious community room features six computer work stations and the entire property has wireless internet built in. People 55 and older are eligible to live in the one bedroom apartments if their total household income at or below 60% of area median income.

Though all apartments at Milton Harvest are occupied, more information and applications for the waiting list are available by contacting Walsh at 845-331-2140 x 261 or RUPCO is celebrating it 30th anniversary of providing affordable housing solutions for Ulster County and beyond. Information on all of RUPCO's programs is available at

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