Showing entries tagged with: Bronx

March 17, 2015

UNHP Welcomes First Lehman College Tax Volunteer

by UNHP
The UNHP Free Tax Preparation Program depends on the generosity of our college student volunteers. Students from Fordham University, Manhattan College and Lehman College take a 15 hour on-line training as well as an 8 hour in person training before they begin working with tax filers. Meet Maimouna, one of our 80 student volunteers, who have trained for the UNHP program in 2015.
December 29, 2014

​Water and Sewer Costs – an obstacle to affordability.

by UNHP
UNHP is currently working on a study of water and sewer costs in Bronx multifamily buildings and plans to use the information to jump start a conversation about rates and affordable housing in the New Year.
December 29, 2014

​Keeping the Bronx Affordable and Warm

by UNHP
Thanks to the new high-efficiency Lochinvar condensing boilers, 111 families in three UNHP buildings will be warm this winter.
October 10, 2014

How Will Bronx Buildings Survive as they Age?

by UNHP
​It's no secret that the housing stock in New York City is aging. Here in the Bronx, the median age of multifamily apartment buildings is 87 years. In Community Board 6 it's 98 years old.
September 12, 2014

​UNHP Bronx Beer Hall Blast

by UNHP
The UNHP 2014 Bronx Beer Hall fundraiser was a success! The Wednesday, September 10th event was attended by over 160 people and thanks to our sponsors, attendees, contributors and raffle buyers we raised closed to $45,000! 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
July 15, 2014

UNHP 2014 Bronx Beer Hall Fundraiser

by UNHP
2013 marked UNHP’s 30th anniversary and this year the celebration continues at a different venue, the Bronx Beer Hall! Join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Bronx Beer Hall in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market for an evening of good company, Bronx craft beers and a mix of pub and classic Italian fare created by David Greco of Mike’s Deli fame. Attendees will get a UNHP Bronx Beer Hall pint glass, one free beer, and delicious food.
April 30, 2014

Tackling Housing Quality and Affordability with Two Dozen Lenders

by UNHP
​Last month UNHP held its annual Multifamily Assistance Center and Building Indicator Project Lender meeting at the offices of Enterprise Community Partners. Two dozen of the top multifamily lenders in New York City participated, along with Commissioner Vicki Been and Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo of the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
April 21, 2014

Bronx City Councilman Calls for Rate Freeze in NYC

by UNHP
​Bronx City Councilman Jimmy Vacca has called for a two year water and sewer rate freeze in New York City.
April 2, 2014

We are the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
UNHP's 2014 Free Tax Preparation Program was a resounding success! UNHP and our partners Ariva and Fordham Bedford Community Services helped clients receive $1.7 million in fee-free refunds, and access our wide range of financial education programs. Over 80 VITA trained student volunteers from Fordham University and Manhattan College provided the tax power for our program. As UNHP's 2014 tax season draws to a close, we reflect on the privilege of meeting and assisting over 1,400 residents in our community.
February 25, 2014

Returning and New College Students See Education as Key to their Future

by UNHP
Two Bronx students, one completing his Associates degree at Bronx Community College, and another returning to school to advance his career, took advantage of the UNHP Free Tax Preparation Program.

“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