Showing entries tagged with: Housing

March 28, 2017

Keep the “Homeless” at Home // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
John M. Reilly, Executive Director at Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation (FBHC), authored this post, with contributions from UNHP staff. FBHC strives to provide safe and sound housing at affordable rates for low- to moderate-income families.
March 2, 2017

Appraisals and Affordability: The Wilton // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Appraisals are sometimes viewed as just another item on a development deal’s to-do list. But far from being innocuous and inconsequential, appraisals based on recently overvalued properties and questionable net income projections can have a major impact on rental prices, ownership incentives, and housing affordability.
February 21, 2017

Community is the Operative Word in ‘Community Development’ // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​The history of community development in the Bronx offers many lessons on the crucial importance of the deep involvement of community members in charting a path forward for their own communities.
February 14, 2017

UNHP Introduces New 2017 Blog Series // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Over the years, UNHP has contributed to the conversation about what’s actually happening in the Bronx—in particular the Northwest Bronx. We are planning to do that in this space over the next few months through a series of blog posts. The new 2017 blog series will be subtitled "Views from the Northwest Bronx." We hope you will read and share.
November 30, 2016

Over 60 Bronx Tenants Seek Assistance at UNHP Housing Resource Fair

by UNHP
On Wednesday, November 30th, UNHP organized a Tenant Housing Fair providing information and assistance with eviction prevention, legal services, rental subsidies and other services to help Bronxites remain in their apartments, understand their rights and available resources.
October 26, 2016

Bronxites Get on the Fast Track for Homeownership with UNHP and Santander Bank

by UNHP
45 Bronx renters attended the UNHP Fast Track Homebuyer Series held over three separate sessions in October of 2016. 15 individuals attended all three sessions and earned a homebuyer education certificate.
July 20, 2016

Multi-Family Water Assistance Program On Hold

by UNHP
On June 22, 2016, the Manhattan Supreme Court invalidated the Water Board’s resolution approving a new rate schedule set to go into place July 1, 2016. Water and sewer rates will remain the same pending the outcome of the appeal. Unfortunately, the Multi-family Water Assistance Program, and its $250 per unit credit, will not be offered until the Court action is resolved.
June 30, 2016

Temperatures Up In The Bronx - But Our Buildings Stay °Cool

by UNHP
Working with Sustainable South Bronx and its partners, UNHP was able to support local employment efforts, seal the roofs on 13 of our affordable housing buildings and reduce building energy consumption through the NYC °CoolRoofs Program.
May 23, 2016

Water Board Approves $10M Towards Credit for Affordable Housing

by UNHP
On Friday, May 20th, 2016, the New York City Water Board approved the lowest rate increase in 16 years, but the big news for affordable housing is that they also created a credit of $250 per apartment for affordable multifamily housing. The New Multi-Family Water Assistance Program will provide a total of $10 million of assistance to properties serving as many as 40,000 units.
May 3, 2016

DEP Proposes a Preferential Rate for Affordable Housing

by UNHP
On April 8th, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed a 2.1% increase to the NYC Water Board as well as a new program with a preferential rate for affordable housing projects. UNHP, a long-time advocate for water and sewer rate reform, called for an Affordable Housing Cap Rate last year at the Water Board public hearings and is pleased the DEP has proposed a special program and looks forward to the program rolling out in July.

“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