Showing entries tagged with: Housing

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.
April 19, 2016

UNHP Homebuyer Expo Offers Certification, Workshops and Special Bank Products

by UNHP
Warm temperatures and sunshine encouraged thirty-four prospective first-time homebuyers to pursue their dream of homeownership by attending the UNHP Homebuyer Expo at Refuge House on Saturday, April 16.
March 25, 2016

How Much is your Data Worth?

by UNHP
Data is currency; it has an economic worth that can be purchased, traded and leveraged. Individuals and entities have always leveraged information to create opportunity. OpenData seeks to equalize the balance of power by increasing accessibility to municipal data.
March 21, 2016

UNHP “Senior Days” Provide Tax Preparation and Homeowner Assistance

by UNHP
March Madness at UNHP means a busy schedule of free financial services for senior citizens, including four mobile free tax preparation days at low-income senior residences and a Homeowner Resource Fair with foreclosure prevention services for at-risk older homeowners in our community.
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.

“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