Showing entries tagged with: Housing

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 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 24, 2015

UNHP’s BIP Can Reveal the History of NYC Apartment Buildings

by UNHP
As part of our work to preserve affordable housing, UNHP developed the Building Indicator Project (BIP), a database that leverages public data to gauge physical and/or financial distress of multifamily properties in New York City. While the database is used to highlight the current conditions of multifamily housing, we also track the historical performance of each building. History is important – keeping a record of the past tells the story of the building.
June 29, 2015

Cost of Water Forum Encourages Discussion about Equitable Water Rates, Conservation & UNHP Rate Cap

by UNHP
Held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus, UNHP's Cost of Water Forum was attended by 80 people interested in learning about and discussing equitable water rates, conservation strategies and UNHP's proposal to cap water rates for affordable housing.
May 13, 2015

Bronx Groups Testify at Water Board Hearing & UNHP’s Housing Cap Proposal Receives Support

by UNHP
On April 29th, a group of UNHP staff, affordable housing managers and building owners testified in front of the Water Board at their Bronx hearing held at Hostos Community College. UNHP shared its newly issued “Affordable Water for Affordable Housing: A Proposal for An Affordable Housing Cap for Water and Sewer Rates" report with 5 members present at the Bronx Water Board hearing.
April 29, 2015

UNHP Proposes Affordable Housing Cap on Water Rates

by UNHP
Coinciding with the NYC 2015-16 Water Board Hearings, UNHP released Affordable Water for Affordable Housing: A Proposal for An Affordable Housing Cap for Water and Sewer Rates today. UNHP, a longtime advocate for water and sewer rate reform, is proposing a water and sewer rate cap for affordable housing.
March 9, 2015

Housing as Home and Commodity: Part 2

by UNHP
Housing, especially rental housing in New York City, exists with two purposes: to provide homes for people and families, and to be bought, sold and rented as commodities. Today in Part Two, we focus on prices and profitability of housing from the investor side, and a huge surge (perhaps another bubble) in the market.
March 9, 2015

Housing as Home and Commodity: Part 1

by UNHP
Housing, especially rental housing in New York City, exists with two purposes: to provide homes for people and families, and to be bought, sold and rented as commodities. Most of the battles around housing arise in the tension between these two purposes.
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.

“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