Rural Ulster Preservation Company
RUPCO




Property Management

RUPCO owns and/or manages 15 buildings throughout Ulster County. These properties provide 374 units of affordable housing for families and for elderly, disabled or homeless people. Our buildings provide safe, affordable and well maintained homes to area residents. Our four-person property management team is housed at The Kirkland Hotel. At RUPCO we believe a house is much more than a roof overhead.

Our communities offer our residents the security of 24 hour emergency maintenance contact, refuse removal, landscape maintenance and snow removal. Several of our properties offer off street parking and on site laundry.

Each property has specific income guidelines and the chart below can help you determine if you qualify. Tenant eligibility is determined by income, age (for some properties), family composition and additional preference criteria, such as: current housing fails to meet basic health and/or safety standards or person/family is homeless or about to be. No applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, religion, sex, age, familial status or national origin.

To receive an application for one of our properties, contact RUPCO at 845.331.2140. Wait lists are maintained where noted.

Subsidized apartments for rent AVAILABLE NOW!
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OUR COMMUNITIES

Kingston, New York
*The Kirkland
*Hunter Street
Hasbrouck Avenue
The Stuyvesant

Kerhonkson
*Blair Road

Saugerties
Arabio Building
Brede Building

Senior Housing

Rosendale
Park Heights

Marlboro
Jenny’s Garden I
Jenny’s Garden II

Highland

Golden View

Milton

Milton Harvest

Woodstock

Woodstock Commons - accepting applications

Woodstock Commons

Woodstock Commons – Award winning and affordable

Woodstock Commons, named by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Building Project of the Year for 2013, is a remarkable, intergenerational, clustered development of 53 housing units will provide affordable housing for seniors, working families and artists when it's complete. Woodstock Commons was one of the first nine projects in New York State registered in the LEED Neighborhood Development Pilot Program and eligible for gold level certification in the US Green Building Council program. Its construction on an in-fill site behind the Bradley Meadows shopping plaza complements the vitality of the community, bringing more children to the school and more customers for local business owners.

The property taxes and sewer and water fees RUPCO pays will add much needed revenue to the town and its taxing districts. The construction site is less than 1/3 of the area of the 28 acre land parcel. The remainder of that parcel will remain forested and protected and features nature and interpretive trails available to everyone who lives in, works at or visits the site.

The non-smoking apartments were completed with geo-thermal construction making them very comfortable in both summer and winter yet very inexpensive to heat and cool. No fossil fuels are used on the site, except for those in the back-up generator installed for emergencies. The system eliminates the use of 20-25,000 gallons of home heating fuel per year.

Green Design and LEED Certification Mean Better Homes

These green affordable homes are among the first proposed in New York to be certified in the LEED for Homes New Construction (NC) program. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. The point based system was developed and is administered by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage and recognize buildings that have a minimal impact on our natural resources and a positive impact on the health of occupants. In addition to meeting all regulatory requirements, the selection and use of durable, recycled or renewable materials for construction, indoor air quality, energy efficient heating and cooling, low impact site development – to name just some categories – will conform to LEED standards. RUPCO has been a member of the USGBC since 2007. For more about LEED, visit USGBC at www.usgbc.org.

In addition, Woodstock Commons participation in the LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Pilot Program expands the green building certification to incorporate sustainable elements into neighborhood design. To qualify, housing must integrate principles of smart growth with the most important green building practices. Increasingly, the USGBC programs have become the industry standard for municipalities and developers of affordable housing.

Lastly, the homes at Woodstock Commons will be certified energy-efficient under the New York ENERGY STAR program. New York ENERGY STAR homes must pass a stringent evaluation, including computer-based energy analysis, inspections, and certification testing. Only those homes that meet high-efficiency standards are certified as New York ENERGY STAR. The New York Energy $mart Multifamily Performance Program harnesses the latest in building science technology and applies it specifically to our building's design and daily operation. Using a partner network, made up of engineers, energy consultants, and other industry professionals, the Multifamily Performance Program uses a customized approach to address the specific energy and operational needs of your building, with a goal of energy efficiency that is 30% or greater than that required by the NYS Energy Conservation Code.

 


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