Showing entries tagged with: Housing

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.
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.
November 17, 2014

Piggy Banks, Credit Reports and a Commitment for Savings at West Farms Square

by UNHP
West Farms Social Services joined forces with University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) to host a well- attended Credit and Savings Extravaganza at the West Farms Square affordable housing development on Wednesday, November 5th from 1 to 7pm.
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.
July 9, 2014

Credit Fair Attendee Reaps Housing Benefits

by UNHP
​At the Northwest Bronx Resource Center, UNHP works every day to bring needed, crucial financial help and resources to the residents in our community. Our resources offer alternatives to predatory services and assist local residents take the steps needed to achieve their financial goals. This work can be time-consuming and requires persistence and follow-up by the participant. It is gratifying to us at UNHP when someone can resolve a problem and move forward. Mr. Preston Patterson is one of those stories.
June 18, 2014

All the Credit Goes to Informed Northwest Bronx Residents

by UNHP
It was a packed house on Wednesday, June 11th, for the UNHP Credit Extravaganza! The informative and well-attended credit resource fair was sponsored by the UNHP Northwest Bronx Resource Center at Refuge House. 55 Bronx residents attended the event which included two credit presentations, hands-on help printing out their credit reports, a brief credit report analysis and access to services from a variety of non-profits.
June 13, 2014

​UNHP Welcomes New Multifamily Lending Guidelines from New York State Dept of Financial Services

by UNHP
The New York State Department of Financial Services last week released the Final Guidelines for Bank Lending to Multifamily Properties Under the Community Reinvestment Act. UNHP welcomes these final guidelines to ensure that banks only receive credit for quality multifamily loans, and not just the overall quantity of loans.

“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