Current Funding

  • Ulster County Home Repair Program
    Each applicant’s home is evaluated to determine the types of repairs needed, including health and safety hazards, improvement or replacement of outdated systems, structural issues, accessibility modifications, and energy conservation measures. Applicants must occupy the residence and meet other requirements. Please note that most funding sources do not allow repair assistance for manufactured housing. All grants provided are liens on the home and have a 5–10-year residency requirement. Third-party local contractors provide all work that the homeowner selects. Typical repairs:

    • Roof Replacement
    • Windows and siding
    • Interior painting for lead stabilization
    • Upgrades to heating, plumbing, or electrical systems
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
    HEAP is a Federally funded program that helps low income households pay home energy costs and funds programs for low cost residential weatherization and other energy related home repairs. HEAP is available to low income, TA and SSI households during the heating season.

Current Projects

  • Ulster County Housing Development Corporation
    The mission of the Ulster County Housing Development Corporation is to create safe, decent, and affordable housing by working collaboratively with the public, non-profit and private sectors to ignite opportunities and provide solutions that respond to community needs, enhance community character and provide the foundation for families and individuals to thrive.
  • Golden Hill Housing Development Project
    The Ulster County Housing Development Corporation (UCHDC) – at the request of the Ulster County Legislature and County Executive – is developing a new neighborhood of mixed income, intergenerational housing on the site of the old county jail on top of Golden Hill. The current concept design – which will be refined through community input – calls for 80 units of senior housing and 80 units that are affordable at a range of 30 to 130 percent of area median income. The neighborhood will include a 5000 square-foot community building, providing gathering and fitness space for residents and space for local community organizations to offer services. All buildings will be constructed to high efficiency levels, utilizing advanced electric heating and cooling technologies and incorporating rooftop solar wherever possible. One or more local nonprofit partners will provide supportive services to residents.
  • Ulster County Annual Rental Housing Survey
    More than one quarter of our county’s population lives in rental housing. It represents the housing choice of necessity for many low and moderate income households.This report presents fundamental information about the rental housing market in Ulster County. The survey develops information on supply, cost and affordability of housing rentals. Three categories of housing units are included: Non-Subsidized Housing, Advertised Rental Housing and Subsidized Housing.

Lead Contact Information

Kai Lord- Farmer, Senior Planner
Office: 845-340-3469 | Email:

Task Force Members

Kathy Germain, Vice President of Housing Services, RUPCO

Rick Alfandre, CEO, Alfandre Architecture

Hayes Clement, Real Estate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway

Tom Smiley, CEO, Mohonk Mountain House

Richard Parete, Supervisor, Town of Marbletown

Laura Petit, Ulster County Legislator

Deb DeWan, Woodstock Housing Committee

Erica Brown, Community Outreach Coordinator, Radio Kingston

Debbie Briggs, VP, Human Resources and Community Relations, Ellenville Regional Hospital