November 7, 2018

The CRA at a Crossroads Forum Featured a Speech by FDIC Martin J. Gruenberg, Community Development Panel and a Large Crowd

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UNHP was one of the sponsors of the 10/29/18 CRA at a Crossroads Forum; Understanding the Impact and Ensuring the Future of the Community Reinvestment Act. The well-attended Forum was held at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University and featured a speech by FDIC Board member Martin J. Gruenberg and a community development panel.
October 23, 2018

Affordable Housing Lottery Main Draw for UNHP 2018 Bronxtober Fest

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On Saturday, October 20th, UNHP held its 2nd annual Bronxtober Fest – offering a wide range of on-the-spot assistance for the crowd of over 80 Bronx residents. Thanks to our Fordham University and Manhattan College student volunteers, over 60 attendees enrolled in Housing Connect, NYC’s online affordable housing lottery.
September 26, 2018

5th Year’s a Charm for UNHP’s 2018 Fundraiser at the Bronx Beer Hall

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A big thank you to our generous sponsors, beneficent raffle donors, unique food and beverage vendors and – of course, our over 150 delightful guests that made our 2018 Fundraiser at The Bronx Beer Hall a success!
July 19, 2018

Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Community Reinvestment Act at 40

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

“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