RUPCO, Family of Woodstock among organizations receiving state funding for housing initiatives – Daily Freeman


SAUGERTIES, NY – More than $ 4.5 million has been awarded to several Mid-Hudson area nonprofits to build new housing and strengthen support services for vulnerable residents, according to a press release from the Office of Senator Michelle Hinchey.

Local funding recipients include affordable housing agency RUPCO and Family of Woodstock, the statement said. Funding comes from the latest rounds of the New York State Supportive Housing Program and the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.

RUPCO will receive an Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative award of $ 585,694 to help build a 57 unit apartment complex for seniors in Highland, as well as a $ 103,200 award from the Housing Support Program state to continue serving 40 elderly and disabled people living in the Stuyvesant building. in Uptown Kingston, the statement said. Tenants are receiving support services from a case manager to help them live independently and stay stably housed, the statement said.

Family of Woodstock will receive a state supportive housing program award of $ 193,800 to hire staff to provide housing and case management support under the housing and case management program the agency’s long-term, according to the release.

The statement said the Woodstock family would also receive up to $ 2.5 million in funding from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative each year to pay for operating costs, provide support services and pay rent for the people. targeted, including survivors of domestic violence, ex-combatants, youth without family support, and those who are homeless and / or struggling with substance abuse disorders. The grant will fund a collaboration between RUPCO, Catholic Charities and Family of Woodstock, in which RUPCO will be responsible for construction and Catholic Charities and Family of Woodstock will provide case management and other supports, the statement said.

In addition, $ 1,154,064 in Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative funding will be available each year as part of a 160-unit project to redevelop the former Ulster County Jail on Golden Hill Drive in the city. of Kingston, the statement said. The funding will provide 48 units of permanent supportive housing, which will meet the need for affordable housing for the workforce as well as housing for the elderly, the release said. The press release said that as part of the project, Family of Woodstock would provide support services to 26 units housing domestic violence survivors and 22 units for frail older people.

“Every New Yorker deserves safe, stable and affordable housing, and yet in our upstate communities we face a severe housing shortage, which has a huge impact on local affordability – a problem which increases homelessness and makes it impossible for people to address the underlying challenges that often perpetuate housing instability, ”Hinchey, D-Saugerties, said in a statement. “This significant level of public funding will help local nonprofits, including Family of Woodstock, RUPCO and Catholic Charities, provide stable housing and a strong continuum of services designed to keep our neighbors safe and healthy. ” She added that finding real large-scale solutions to tackle New York’s housing crisis is a top priority.


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