Mayor Noble has led the most ambitious housing strategy to deal with the worst housing crisis our City has ever faced. Working with every tool and resource possible to help our residents, he has initiated programs and projects that have expanded the number of affordable apartments and homes, including senior and workforce housing, provided support to both tenants and landlords, and created new pathways to homeownership for low to middle-income families.

Key Initiatives

  • Created the Department of Housing Initiatives to manage housing-related grants, support the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develop policies to protect existing residents, and address the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility.
  • Enacted the strongest tenant protections in upstate NY, including the Good Cause Eviction legislation
  • Partnered with RUPCO to bring the federal Landlord Assistance Program to Kingston
  • Instituted the Landlord Ambassador Program, which provides incentives to landlords to keep rents affordable in exchange for grant funds for essential repairs
  • Added over 120 new affordable units to the City’s housing stock with 500+ apartments more approved for development, including workforce and senior housing
  • Launched the Right to Counsel Program to give residents access to legal services for housing disputes
  • Overhauled outdated zoning codes to allow for a faster review process for construction, requires new multi-family housing projects to make 10-20% of units affordable, and includes new rules for short-term rental properties
  • Created the Kingston City Land Bank to transform vacant or distressed properties into affordable homes which improves the quality of life for Kingston’s low to middle-income residents. These projects create new pathways for social and economic development and enhance our neighborhoods.
  • Finalized a 40-year regulatory agreement to convert the Stony Run apartments into the largest affordable and workforce housing complex in Ulster County.
  • Created a partnership with RUPCO to aid first-time homebuyers with $50K grants
  • Partnership with RUPCO and Westchester Medical Center– who by the end of 2024, will work to renovate 10 currently vacant single-family and multi-family houses which will become homes for up to 14 families.

“We are very thankful to Mayor Noble
for negotiating on our behalf.”

-Stony Run Tenants Union