July 19, 2018

Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Community Reinvestment Act at 40

by UNHP
On June 28, 2018, UNHP hosted a well-attended forum on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as it moves towards modernization, 40+ years after it was first legislated.
July 6, 2018

10M Water Credit Yields Benefits for Bronx Affordable Housing

by UNHP
Dozens of Bronx buildings that had applied for the $10 million Multifamily Water Assistance Program started to receive their $250/unit rebate at the end of May. At their June 2018 meeting, the NYC Water Board budgeted for the continuation of the program in 2019.

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May 31, 2018

Community Financial Services for Immigrants are Important and Bank Branches Still Matter

by UNHP
“For immigrants - undocumented, new arrivals and even foreign-born citizens – access to banking is the first step to making sense of financial systems in the US”
May 24, 2018

Great News and Not So Good News on Water and Sewer Rate Reform

by UNHP
Dozens of eligible affordable Bronx buildings that had applied for the $10 million Multifamily Water Assistance Program have started to receive their $250/unit rebate. This is great news and will help keep rents affordable and support building improvements. The not so good news- The New York City Water Board is in the midst of its regular rate-setting process and has proposed a 2.36% increase in water and sewer rates.

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May 21, 2018

Two Bronx Events, One Goal: Homeownership

by UNHP
As part of UNHP’s continued effort to assist Bronxites throughout their homeownership journey, UNHP held a two-part First-time Homebuyer FastTrack Series on May 1st and 19th at Concourse House.
April 11, 2018

Lehman Student, Mom, UNHP Intern, NYC Rent Freeze Recipient – Claudette Does it All!

by UNHP
Claudette is a Bronx Renaissance woman – Lehman College student, aspiring social worker, President of the Lehman Adult Degree Program Student Association, mother of six children, and an Intake Specialist and Housing Connect intern for UNHP.
March 16, 2018

So Far So Good – UNHP Bronx Free Tax Program on Track for Success!

by UNHP
With 13 UNHP Free Tax Preparation days behind us, 1,000 tax filers assisted and seven more service days in front of us, UNHP can proudly say that we are meeting, and possibly exceeding, our goals for our 2018 program.
January 25, 2018

Financial Fitness Event Launches 11th Year of UNHP’s Free Tax Prep Program

by UNHP
What does it mean to be financially fit - good credit, a savings plan, a professional fee-free tax preparer, an up-to-date home mortgage, housing security? UNHP offered access to a range of financial and housing services to address all these financial fitness needs at our 2018 Open House.
November 7, 2017

More Alternatives to Alternative Financial Services Needed in the Bronx

by UNHP
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.
October 31, 2017

Big Bronx Turnout for UNHP Bronxtober Resource Fest

by UNHP
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.

“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