Alternative Financial Services (AFS) – check cashing, rent-to-own stores, pop-up tax prep sites and pawn shops - are about equal in number to banks branches in the Bronx. The high interest rates and excessive fees, associated with these services, make it challenging to stay out of debt, let alone build wealth.
On Saturday, October 28, four nonprofit experts, three NYC agencies, four local banks and 127 Bronxites came together to make the UNHP Bronxtober Resource Fest a successful community affordable housing and financial empowerment day.
Neighborhood partners, community residents, corporate sponsors, community institution raffle donors and longtime friends came together to celebrate on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at The Bronx Beer Hall.
Each Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-4pm