Help paying rent in Ulster County.

Locate ways to get help with rent and low income housing in Kingston and Ulster County. A number of charities, government programs, and other organizations operate in the region. They provide everything from emergency rent help, to eviction prevention resources and shelter for the low income and people who need help.

Unfortunately the funding is limited, and not everyone can qualify for assistance with their rent. However the agencies will help as many families and individuals in Ulster County as they can. If they can’t help you, then they will refer you to other New York or federal government rent and housing programs, including section 8 and others. Below are the leading agencies in the region to call.

Family of Woodstock, Inc. - Housing and/or rental assistance is offered for victims of domestic violence, homeless individuals and families, and teens. Various services are provided. Call 338-2370

Kingston Housing Authority - The local Ulster County government agency/office administers affordable low to moderate income housing for seniors, low-income families, and people with disabilities. Get help with deposits, first months rent, section 8, and finding safe, yet affordable and decent housing. Dial 331-1955

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Ulster can support renters and homeowners. Receive free or affordable Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution. Attorneys can help individuals struggling with their landlord for issues, including evictions, unsafe living conditions, and illegal leases. Eviction assistance is another service offered for low income individuals, seniors, disabled, and others. 101 Hurley Avenue, Suite 3, Kingston, New York 12401, 845-331-9373

HOPWA Program - For Persons with HIV/AIDS- This non-profit focuses on individuals with HIV or AIDs. Their immediate family members may get assistance from the organization too. 247-9110 x 226.





Ulster County Office For The Aging - Seniors can learn about housing, rent, and electric bill options and assistance programs. 1003 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401, dial 845-340-3456

Paras House - For Persons with HIV or AIDS. Dial 247-9110 x 226. Similar to above, various services, including housing, for individuals with HIV.

Ulster County Community Action Committee (U.C.C.A.C.) - The local community action agency. Offers immediate short term solutions to housing needs, such as help in applying for rent grants and deposits, and also provides support for longer term growth. A variety of housing and rental services to help low income citizens, emergency assistance, family development plans, section 8, and referrals to other agencies. Three offices are in Ulster, and call the one closest to you. Kingston 338-8750 x114; Ellenville 647-6061; Highland 691-8722

Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) - Some of the resources offered include property management for low-income families, emergency rental assistance, homeownership program, Home Repair Grants, as well as free foreclosure counseling and homeless prevention. Telephone 331-2140

Ulster County NY shelters and housing solutions

  • Darmstadt - Homeless can get housing and information on how to find programs to get them into apartments - 331-1395
  • Family House - Provides a shelter for homeless adolescents as well as runaways - Call 338-5953
  • Family Inn - This is a shelter for homeless families - 340-1847
  • Street Outreach - For homeless kids and adolescents - 331-7080
  • Washbourne House - Battered Women's Shelter - Phone number 338-2370








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