Showing entries tagged with: Poverty

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.
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.
June 19, 2013

In the Borough with the Highest Rent Burdens, Section 8 Keeps Families Afloat

by UNHP
Cuts to Section 8 would severely impact the Northwest Bronx.
June 12, 2013

Section 8 At Stake in Sequestration

by UNHP
Federal budget sequestration threatens Section 8 subsidies and, in turn, our neighborhoods.
June 5, 2013

Vigil for workers at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge this Thursday

by UNHP
There will be a Prayer Vigil for Unique Thrift Workers this Thursday, June 6th from 3:30-4:30pm at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge (218 West 234th Street). This is an opportunity for the community to support the workers who are forming a union to ensure dignity and respect, wages they can live on, and improved benefits including paid sick days.
May 8, 2013

UNHP’s 30th Anniversary Forum Highlights Crisis of Affordability in the Bronx

by UNHP
A week ago we held our 30th Anniversary Forum at Fordham University and released our report, Nowhere to Go: A crisis of affordability in the Bronx.
April 10, 2013

Former UNHP Intern and MSNBC Host, Chris Hayes, Highlights Struggles of Low-Wage Workers

by UNHP
Are we moving towards a low-wage economy? In preparation for our May 1st forum, check out some background information on the jobs situation.

“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