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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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.
September 13, 2017

Generous Sponsors, The Bronx Beer Hall and Revelers Make UNHP 2017 Fundraiser a Success!

by UNHP
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.
August 14, 2017

Bronx Homeowners Face Many Challenges

by UNHP
The foreclosure crisis for homeowners that precipitated the 2008 recession continues to be a daily source of stress, confusion, and financial hardship for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and Bronx homeowners are no exception.
August 11, 2017

Proposed Housing Cuts would have Significant Impact in the Bronx

by UNHP
The affordable housing crisis extends beyond New York City and proposed federal cuts will hurt low-income families nationwide. Here in the Bronx, cuts would hit especially hard.

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July 10, 2017

Ten Blogs and a Forum // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
On June 15th, UNHP, over fifty guests and our panelists concluded our #ViewsNWBX blog series with breakfast, a presentation and discussion of the emerging community development and affordable housing issues raised in our locally-focused on-line essay series.
July 5, 2017

UNHP Pops Up at Local Banks, Branch Openings & Bronx Neighborhoods

by UNHP
UNHP delivered our free financial and affordable housing services to 71 Bronx bank customers at six branches, attended the Grand Openings of three new Bronx bank branches and assisted 69 Bronxites at two off-site events in the past 5 months.

“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