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.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080
    Email:
    [email protected]

    Office of Community Development

    The Office of Community Development, through its partnerships, programs and administration of funding, pursues its primary goals, guided and defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), as follows:

    To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The primary means toward this end are to extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for- and not-for-profit organizations, and to aid in the production and operation of affordable housing.

    The Office of Community Development offers the following programs, guidance, information and opportunities for residents and organizations of the City of Kingston:


     

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

    FY2022 CAPER

    FY2024 CDBG Application 

     

     

    ** Please be advised, Community Development Advisory Committee Meetings are held at 5:30pm on scheduled meeting days. This is not the same meeting as the Common Council Community Development Committee Meetings which are held at the time scheduled on the City of Kingston's Meetings Calendar under Community Development.

     


    The Office of Community Development no longer offers an owner-occupied Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program. We have however, partnered with RUPCO who will be administering a First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) to help those who are income eligible become homeowners within the City of Kingston. For further information onthe FTHB please contact: RUPCO at 845-331-2140 or visit their website at https://rupco.org/city-of-kingston-first-time-home-buyer-grant/

     

                    

     

    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401

     

    Director: 
    Amanda L. Bruck
    Phone: (845) 334-3930   
    Email

                  

    Administrative Assistant:
    Amee Peterson
    Phone: (845) 334-3960
    Email

    ADDITIONAL LINKS

    OCD-CDBG Policy & Procedure

    OCD Standard Operation Procedures for Environmental Reviews (SOP ER)

    CDBG Applications

    CDBG Annual Action Plans (AAP's)

    CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance Report Evaluations (CAPER's)

    CDBG Consolidated Action Plans (5 Year AP's)

    Analysis of Impediments - Fair Housing Plan

     

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    The Advisory Committee consists of the full membership of the Common Council's Standing Committee on Community Development (CCCDC) and up to eight residents of the City of Kingston:

    Steven Schabot, Chair, Ward 8

    Sara Pasti, Ward 1

    Michael Tierney, Ward 2

    Jeanne Edwards, Ward 4

    Michele Hirsch, Ward 9

    Jennifer Bloom

    Muhammad Shabbir

    Carin Jean White

    Cassandra Dassie