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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    11/30/2020 - City of Kingston Launches Rental Assistance Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    November 30, 2020 

     

    City of Kingston Launches Rental Assistance Program

    Applications Open December 1-31, 2020

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce, in partnership with RUPCO, the launch of the Kingston Rental Assistance Program, which will provide up to three months rental arrears for low and moderate income families. Applicants must be able to document a direct impact by COVID-19 by a reduction or loss of income. 

    Assistance will be prioritized for families and for households earning 60% area median income (AMI) or less. The Kingston Rental Assistance Program anticipates serving between 20-25 households with a maximum assistance cap of $3,000 for each household. Payments will be made directly to landlords for rental arrears and assistance can’t exceed base rent amount in lease. Anticipating a high demand for rental assistance, RUPCO will complete a lottery to determine who receives assistance.

    Application eligibility:

    • Must be a current renter residing in the City of Kingston
    • Household income limits are listed below. Those earning at or below 60% AMI will be prioritized.
    • Proof of loss or reduction of income related to COVID-19 is required
    • A lease or rental agreement is required

    Household size

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    80%Area Median Income

    46,900

    53,600

    60,300

    66,950

    72,350

    60% Area Median Income

    35,160

    40,200

    45,240

    50,220

    54,220

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and ending Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Starting on December 1, application forms will be available at: https://rupco.org/city-of-kingston-covid-19-rental-assistance/. Paper copies will be available in RUPCO’s lobby at 289 Fair Street.  

    “The City is pleased to provide this funding, which will be crucial for renters who have been negatively affected by Covid,” said Mayor Noble. “It is so important that we protect all of our residents when the statewide eviction moratorium ends and we hope the Rental Assistance Program will prevent anyone from losing their home.” 

    Kathy Germain, Vice President of Housing Services states, “RUPCO understands that many renters and landlords have been impacted by COVID.  Our agency knows there are many households struggling as a result of the pandemic.  We are happy to partner with the City to administer this program and we will continue to seek resources to assist renters and homeowners.”

    All applicants and landlords will be notified by Thursday, January 14, 2021. Those selected will be required to supply additional landlord documentation by Monday, January 25, 2021 before funding will be issued. 

    Funding for the Rental Assistance Program comes from the Community Development Block Grant Program’s Coronavirus Response Grants (CDBG-CV), a part of the Federal Government’s CARES Act.  Additional funding may be available for a second round of rental assistance, at which time those on the waitlist will be contacted and served in lottery order.