Calendar of Saugerties Events

RUPCO Seminar for Families Facing Foreclosure

Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Kirkland Hotel
Main Street and Clinton Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
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11 a.m.

Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) will re-launch local foreclosure prevention efforts in a day-long event at the Kirkland in Kingston on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  New funding secured by elected officials will be announced, a new foreclosure prevention website will be launched and hour long seminars on foreclosure options, bankruptcy and short sales will be offered.  The event is free and open to the public.  Anyone who may be past due with mortgage payments is encouraged to attend.

The Foreclosure Solutions Day is one of hundreds of events scheduled throughout the United States between June 2 and June 9 as part of the National NeighborWorks Week celebration.  When foreclosure prevention funding dried up last year, we had to lay off staff and re-configure all of our efforts to help with this on-going problem, said  Kathy Germain, RUPCOs Vice President for Housing Services.  But thanks to the dogged efforts of our elected officials, some prevention funding has been recouped and we have two experienced counselors back at their desks! 

Foreclosure Solutions Day will get underway at 11:00 at the Kirkland a ceremony to honor NYS Senator John Bonacic and Assembly Members Kevin Cahill and Peter Lopez for securing additional budget funding to cover in-person foreclosure counseling.  That will be followed by the launch of a new website making self-guided foreclosure assistance available universally, any day, any time.

The loss of funding and the counselors it covered made us seek new ways to assist people, said Germain.  The website we are launching is a perfect starting place for anyone who is behind in their mortgage payments and will allow people a much greater level of independence in facing foreclosure. Germain went on to note that one of the most time consuming efforts in foreclosure mitigation is completing paper work requirements.  Now people can do that on line so the time spent with counselors is much more effective and productive.  We will be helping them with the things they really just cant do on their own.

After the presentation and website launch, Foreclosure Solutions Day will feature hour long group sessions on various financial information related to foreclosure.  In addition to housing counselors, representatives from Ulster Savings Bank, Citizens Bank, and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will be on hand to answer individual questions or review files for people who make appointments ahead of time. 

RUPCO is a 30 year old non-profit housing agency whose mission is to create homes, support people and improve communities.  It has an extensive menu of home related services including rental assistance, property management, homeownership, community development and real estate development.  The agency serves 10 Hudson Valley counties with the Green Jobs/Green New York program and has deep commitments to sustainability and diversity in every aspect of its operation.  As a charter member of NeighborWorks America, the countrys preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development, RUPCO is one of 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations creating opportunities for lower income people.  Working together to build strong communities, the RUPCO NeighborWorks Homeownership Center helps promote and preserve the American Dream of homeownership.  For more information on this or on any housing program,, call RUPCO at 845-331-2140 or check the websites at or   To make an appointment for an individual review or counseling session, call RUPCOs NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center at (845) 331-9860 ext 220 or e-mail