Town Applying for Solar Installation Assistance for Low-Income Homeowners

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The Town of New Paltz is applying for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding from the New York State Office of Housing and Community Renewal to assist a minimum of 10 owner-occupied homes with housing rehabilitation within the Town and Village of New Paltz. This program will focus on energy efficiency upgrades including residential solar array systems. RUPCO, Inc. will administer the program.

In addition to the installation of solar array systems eligible repairs may include: failing roofs, window replacement, mechanical systems, water systems, electrical systems, energy efficiency upgrades, structural or foundation repairs, flooring and building safety and code violations.

Interested homeowners should download, print out, and fill in the letter of interest attached below and e-mail to or fax to RUPCO at (845) 331-9864 .  The letter of interest does not commit participation but RUPCO will keep your contact information and invite you to an informational meeting outlining the details of the program if funding is received.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must own and occupy the home as their primary residence (homes in parks are not eligible).  Applicants must meet the income thresholds stated in the letter of interest. The property must be up to date with all taxes, mortgage payments and homeowners' Insurance.


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