Showing entries tagged with: Bronx

March 11, 2016

Community Groups “Excel” at Manipulating Housing Data

by UNHP
Fourteen individuals from eleven NYC community groups joined UNHP and Research Specialist, Joseph Contreras, in the Heiskell Enterprise Center for Technology at Refuge House on Friday, February 19th to brush up on Excel tips in order to better use the UNHP Building Indicator Project (BIP) data as part of their community-based housing, organizing and neighborhood work.
March 8, 2016

​Multifamily Lenders Gather to Review Distressed Properties and Rising Sales Prices

by UNHP
On February 23, lenders, non-profit, for-profit and HPD representatives squeezed into the conference room at the offices of Enterprise Community Partners to listen to UNHP's latest update on the Building Indicator Project (BIP) as well as income and pricing trends in the Bronx.
November 24, 2015

Low Incomes and Rising Rents Put Bronx Residents at Risk for Homelessness

by UNHP
For most Bronx residents, affordable housing means the housing that they live in now, but many Bronx residents are on the verge of becoming homeless; struggling to get by, facing high rent burdens and compensating through overcrowded living situations.
November 23, 2015

FBCS Daycare Provider Opens New Bronx Business!

by UNHP
Katiuska Morel, a trained and licensed daycare provider with the Fordham Bedford Community Services Early Learn Network, opened her second business, the Larimar Community Center, on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
November 18, 2015

25 Years of Support, Care and Temporary Housing for Women and Children in the Bronx.

by UNHP
​Siena House, in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, is marking its 25th anniversary this year and Concourse House, in the Fordham-Bedford neighborhood will turn 25 in 2016. Both “houses” provide safe, transitional homes for homeless women and their children as well as on-site social services, childcare, housing assistance, job training and life-skills support.
September 23, 2015

​2015 UNHP Bronx Beer Hall Bash

by UNHP
The UNHP 2015 Bronx Beer Hall fundraiser was a success! The Wednesday, September 16th event was attended by over 170 people and thanks to our sponsors, attendees, contributors and raffle buyers we raised over $50,000! All proceeds support our work to create and preserve affordable housing and bring needed resources to the northwest Bronx.

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Bronx, business
August 7, 2015

Home for the Summer

by UNHP
Over 50 Bronx residents took the initial steps to learn about homeownership basics, mortgage approval eligibility, credit & savings requirements, closing grants and down payment assistance at two UNHP summer homebuyer events.
June 22, 2015

Un Buen Domingo for 250 Attending Immigration and Financial Services Fair

by UNHP
Friendly, crowded and jam-packed with on-site legal, immigration, and financial services – an apt description of the June 14 Immigration and Financial Services Fair held at Our Lady of Refuge Parish Center on a Sunday (Domingo) afternoon.
April 28, 2015

FBCS Childcare Providers Graduate to Business Success!

by UNHP
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, twenty-five home-based childcare providers graduated from the inaugural class of the Northwest Bronx Childcare Entrepreneurship Program. The 40 hour business growth program was offered by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) in partnership with Citi, the University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) and Fordham Bedford Community Services (FBCS).
April 21, 2015

2015 UNHP Tax Wrap Up

by UNHP
UNHP’s Bronx Free Tax Preparation Program filed taxes for 1,501 people with 1,725 filed returns, trained 84 student volunteers, and delivered $1.9 million dollars of fee-free refunds back to the Bronx.

“UNHP has emerged as a thought leader on multi-family housing distress-a key issue facing all boroughs of New York City.”

— Rafael E. Cestero - President Community Preservation Corporation and former NYC Housing Commissioner