Ongoing

First-time Homebuyer Counseling

​1st and 3rd Friday of each month


11am-6pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center

About

Interested in buying a house, co-op or condo? Want to get mortgage ready? Get all the information towards your path to homeownership at a FREE Individual Homeownership Counseling session. Appointments for free, one-on-one professional assistance to ensure you are a prepared homebuyer are available on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month. HUD certified Counselors can answer your questions around: 

  • Mortgage Approval Eligibility
  • Credit & Savings Requirements 
  • Closing Grants & Downpayment Assistance (over $15,000 for first time homebuyers) 

Counselors can help you submit a Prequalification and apply for grants. To request an appointment, please enter your information on the right. For more information, please call 718-933-2539. Services also available in Spanish / Servicios también ofrecidos en Español. 

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Financial Coaching

​Each Tuesday and Wednesday


Tuesdays 9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesdays 11:00am-7:00pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center
2715 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

About

A trained coach from The Financial Clinic can work with you on the financial goals that you determine: get a free copy of your credit report and work to resolve errors and issues, work towards a savings goal, address credit issues and judgements or any other financial issue that is your priority  

Please enter your information in the box on the right to request your appointment for free one-on-one financial coaching! You can also call us at 718-933-2539.

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Un asesor financiero entrenado de la “Clinica Financiera” Financial Clinic puede trabajar con usted para lograr sus metas financieras. Reciba una copia gratis de su reporte de crédito, y trabajen juntos para resolver errores en su crédito, ahorrar y solucionar problemas de colecciones.

¡Ponga su información en la caja a la derecha para pedir su cita con un asesor financiero! También nos puede llamar al 718.933.2539.

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Getting Ahead Workshop

5 week course covering various financial worries, meets 1 day a week. Call for upcoming dates!


6:00-8:00pm
2751 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468

About

Are you interested in financial stability?

Free, professional help is available! Take control of your money at the next Getting Ahead Workshop. Course runs from 6:00-8:00pm, and meets for 5 workshops (1 day a week) covering financial worries around debt collectors, credit cards, student loans, banking products, retirement, savings and more.

Participants will receive a copy of their Credit Report along with an analysis, as well as guidance on credit building and debt management. Graduates receive a completion certificate, and a detailed savings and spending plan. Access to free banking package at a local credit union and one-on-one advising is also included.

RSVP on the right for the next workshop or call us at 718-933-2539! Workshops are available in English and Spanish.

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Foreclosure Prevention

​1st and 3rd Thursday of each month


9am-4pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center
2715 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

About

Are you at risk of foreclosure? Have you missed payments or do you think you might miss a payment soon? Speak with a HUD certified counselor who can help you stay in your home. Make your appointment today; the sooner, the better. Enter your information in the box on the right to request an appointment. You can also call us at 718-933-2539.

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Upcoming

Past

First-time Homebuyer Expo
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
10:00am-4:00pm
April 16, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm

Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Avenue, off of East 196th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

Interested in buying your own home? Are you mortgage ready? Become a savvy homeowner and get answers to your important questions at this expo.

How important is credit? How much is needed for a down payment? What are the benefits of renting vs. owning?

Attend workshops and speak to counselors, lenders and more throughout the day to learn everything you need to know about owning a home. Receive a HUD Certified 1st Time Homebuyer Certificate of Attendance!

Attend these Workshops:

  Workshop I, 11:00am-1:00pm

  • Steps needed to Prepare for Home Ownership (Affordability: Income, Credit, Assets & Property)
  • Shopping for a Home (Types of Properties, Roles: Realtor, Appraiser, Home Inspectors, Title Company & Attorney)

  Workshop II, 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • Obtaining a Mortgage (Types of Loans, Loan Approval Process & Closing)
  • Life as a Home Owner: Maintaining the Home and On-time Payments

Also available on-site:

  • Credit Reports
  • Pre-Qualifications
  • Counseling Appointments and more

Be sure to bring your income documents (Income Tax Returns, Pay Stubs, etc.) to get the process started! Enter your information in the box at the right to RSVP for this event! Información también sera disponible en Español. ¡Ponga su información en la caja a la derecha para registrarse!

Free Tax Prep at Monterey Cornerstone Community Center
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016
10 am until 4 pm
March 19, 2016, 10 am until 4 pm

Monterey Cornerstone Community Center
2100 Monterey Avenue
Bronx, New York 10457
(718) 367-6689
Off of East 180th Street between Lafontaine and Bathgate Avenue
South of St. Barnabas Hospital

About

​Get your Federal and State taxes filed for free at the Monterey Community Center, Saturday March 19th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

This IRS VITA service is available for individuals earning $30,00 or less and families earning less than $53,000.

Walk- Ins are welcome.

At your tax appointment, you will need to bring the following documents (if applicable for 2015):

  • A photo ID for you and your spouse (if filing a joint return, spouse must be present)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for you and everyone on your tax return (this includes your spouse and dependents)
  • W-2s for all jobs or if self-employed, you must know total amount of earning and expenses
  • Award letter from the Social Security Administration
  • Childcare expenses: amount paid and child care agency’s EIN number or babysitter’s name and SSN 
  • Additional forms of any other income or tax-related documentation you have received (1099G for Unemployment, 1098T for tuition payments etc.)
  • For refund to be direct deposited, please have a sample check or routing and account number
  • If your Health Insurance coverage was through the Marketplace: Form 1095-A and/or 1095-C

We do not file complicated & advanced schedules/returns.

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Senior Homeowner Fair
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
11:00am-5:00pm
March 15, 2016, 11:00am-5:00pm

Serviam Gardens, Building C
323 East 198th Street
Bronx, NY 10458

About

​Are you having difficulty with your mortgage payments? Do you need professional housing or legal advice?

The Parodneck Foundation's Senior Citizen Homeowner Foreclosure Prevention Program, in partnership with UNHP, presents a Senior Homeowner Fair. Meet with certified housing counselors and attorneys for free financial and legal advice. This event is part of the Senior Citizen Initiative.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 11am-5pm

Serviam Gardens, Building C 323 East 198th St, Bronx, NY 10458

Please RSVP by March 8th, 2016. 212-431-9700 ext. 391

UNHP 718-933-2539