Showing entries tagged with: homelessness

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.
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.
April 30, 2014

Tackling Housing Quality and Affordability with Two Dozen Lenders

by UNHP
​Last month UNHP held its annual Multifamily Assistance Center and Building Indicator Project Lender meeting at the offices of Enterprise Community Partners. Two dozen of the top multifamily lenders in New York City participated, along with Commissioner Vicki Been and Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo of the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
August 19, 2013

More Signs of and Tools in the Affordability Crisis in the City

by UNHP
City’s Cluster Program grows despite many flaws; the Center for Housing Policy creates a new tool to gauge affordability, and social movements still matter.
July 17, 2013

All Around the Media: Signs of the Affordability Crisis

by UNHP
The press has been buzzing lately with stories about both sides of the affordability crisis -- rising rents and falling wages. While this is a larger national trend, we are at the forefront of the crisis in the Bronx, and much of the press makes note of this. We took on this issue in our May report, Nowhere to Go: A crisis of affordability in the Bronx.
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.
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.
February 13, 2013

More and more Bronx families pay half of their income on rent

by Greg Jost
Data from the 2011 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey shows that in much of the Bronx it is typical for a household to spend at least 50% of their income on rent.

“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