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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.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    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)

    City of Kingston Awarded $440,000 in CDBG Crisis Recovery Funds

    CDBG-CV Proposal Form - submission deadline extended!

    CDBG-CV FAQs (updated 4/29/2020, 10:56 AM)

    FY 2019 Consolidated Annual Plan Evaluation Report

     FY 2020 CDBG Recommended Allocations   

    FY 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan

    FY 2021 CDBG_Application

    FY 2021 CDBG Recommended Allocations

    FY 2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan

     Re-allocation of FY 2020 CV Funds - Rounds I & II

    Public Hearing Information for FY 2020 CV Re-allocation of funds 



    EPA Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home


     

                  

    ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING

    FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN

     

     

    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401

     

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

     

    Housing Rehabilitation Specialist:
    Arlene Puentes
    Phone: (845) 334-3920
    Email

     

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

     

     

     

    CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORTS (CAPERs)

     

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD

     

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