Mayor Shayne Gallo announces a Fair Housing Expo for all area residents will be held on Thursday, April 26 at the Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston. The event, which will feature a variety of family fun, educational activities and refreshments, will be held rain or shine from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the
Midtown Neighborhood Center at 467 Broadway in Kingston, according to event sponsor, Community Development Director Jen Fuentes. The expo will be held in partnership with Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO).

Current and prospective homeowners will learn about available housing restoration grants and first-time homebuyer programs as well as a number of initiatives to promote fair housing and enhance the quality of life in the City of Kingston. Members of the Green Jobs, Green New York program will provide information to apply for free energy audits and contractor opportunities. Consumer services and legal services will be covered, as will accessibility options for persons with disabilities.

To celebrate Fair Housing Week, the event will host representatives from many City of Kingston departments and various non-profit service providers, including the Human Rights Commission, the Water Department, the City of Kingston Assessor’s office, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, U.C. Health Dept, Local Lenders, City of Kingston Police, Building and Safety, Public Works, Parks and Recreation Dept, and Real Estate Professionals. Free refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon, along with various family fun activities.

Reservations are preferred for this event, but are not required. More information on Fair Housing Week is available at (845) 331-9860 or at www.rupco.org.