Community Lunch 2022


Wed, Nov 9, 2022    
11:30 am-2:30 pm


240 Boulevard, Kingston, New York, 12401

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There’s a crispness in the air, and the leaves are changing, an here at RUPCO, we’re getting ready for our annual Community Lunch event! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 9th, 11:30 AM, at the Chateau located at 240 Boulevard, Kingston NY.

We are excited to welcome back our friends, family, and supporters this fall for Mike Kingsella’s, CEO of Up For Growth, talk “Solving New York’s Housing Underproduction™.” Up for Growth is a national, cross-sector member network committed to solving the housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy. Their approach to addressing the nationwide housing crisis includes forming diverse partnerships to identify, assess, and share promising policy opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels; co-create solutions that address local barriers and drivers of housing underproduction; and advance housing policies and practices rooted in racial equity drive housing choice and affordability.

Presentation by Mike Kingsella
Mike Kingsella is the Chief Executive Officer of Up for Growth. Prior to forming Up for Growth, Mike founded and served as Executive Director of Oregon Smart Growth, where he helped lead advocacy for a series of housing production bills across the state. He holds a B.S. in Community Development from the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, and has worked in housing since 2003.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 11:30am – 2:00pm

The Chateau
240 Boulevard, Kingston, NY
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Rachel Tantillo 845-331-2140 ext 283 


RUPCO creates homes, supports people, and improves communities across a broad spectrum of community development solutions, including housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization in the Hudson Valley. RUPCO creates and maintains quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspires understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, and champions pathways to opportunity. For more information, visit