Showing entries tagged with: income

May 2, 2017

Understanding the Unique Needs of a Community // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​Judi Kende, Vice President and New York Market Leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., authored this post. Enterprise creates and preserves quality affordable homes, incubates programs, and scales these solutions through policy change.
April 27, 2017

Nothing About Us, Without Us, is For Us // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Sheila Garcia, Deputy Director at Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), authored this post, with contributions from UNHP staff. CASA’s mission is to protect and maintain affordable and safe housing through collective action. The Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision believes rezoning and development on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx is possible without displacement, if guided by four principles: real affordable housing, real community engagement, union jobs and local hire, and strong anti-harassment and anti-displacement policies.
April 6, 2017

New Policy, Old Issue: Homelessness & the Concentration of Poverty// Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released a plan for tackling the rise in homelessness in New York City. While the City’s shift in approach may manage to reset expectations and encourage communities to shoulder their fair share of shelter housing, it glosses over the high concentration of homeless housing in low-income communities, especially in the northwest Bronx.
February 21, 2017

Community is the Operative Word in ‘Community Development’ // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​The history of community development in the Bronx offers many lessons on the crucial importance of the deep involvement of community members in charting a path forward for their own communities.
April 20, 2016

Meet 3 of the 1422

by UNHP
UNHP assisted 1,422 households file their taxes for free this year. 2016 was our 9th tax season and one of the great privileges of offering this service has been able to work with people over the years. Meet three of our returning clients, Nicole, Elle and Patricia.
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.
April 5, 2016

New Volunteer Initiatives Bolster UNHP Free Tax Preparation Program

by UNHP
UNHP's Free Tax Preparation Program is in its 9th season and still growing and improving thanks to new partners, increased volunteer efforts and enhanced on-site services.
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.
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 21, 2015

2015 UNHP Tax Wrap Up

by UNHP
UNHP’s Bronx Free Tax Preparation Program filed taxes for 1,501 people with 1,725 filed returns, trained 84 student volunteers, and delivered $1.9 million dollars of fee-free refunds back to the Bronx.

“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