February 15, 2023

Remembering 1983 in the Bronx: Jim Buckley Interviews Brian Byrne and Jim Mitchell

by UNHP
UNHP's founding executive director looks back at our creation with the two people who were there at the beginning; Jim Mitchell then Director of BUILD and Brian Byrne a key player from Fordham University. Fordham played a key role in UNHP's creation.
February 6, 2023

Housing Disconnect: Bronx Residents Want Affordable Housing Opportunities Right Away - AHORA!

by UNHP
UNHP staff and Bronx residents who are frustrated with NYC affordable housing lottery have come together through a newly formed group called Bronx AHORA to fight for more deeply affordable units, a transparent process, and more free assistance to help housing seekers through the complicated and frustrating process.
January 31, 2023

Asking the Banker is Not New for the Bronx

by UNHP
On Thursday, January 26th UNHP hosted a lively bilingual zoom called ASK the Banker connecting Bronx residents with Chase Bankers. As UNHP reflects on our 40th anniversary it struck us that UNHP and Bronx residents have been “asking the banker” for more than forty years.
January 5, 2023

UNHP Multifamily Buildings Ready for the Solarverse

by UNHP
Just in time to celebrate our 40th anniversary, UNHP is happy to announce that our long-desired goal of installing solar panels in our affordable multifamily buildings is finally in reach thanks to a combination of low-cost programs, tax incentives, and our continued persistence in pursuit of increased sustainability. Seven buildings will move forward with solar in 2023.
December 19, 2022

2022 BIP Data Reveal Uncertainty and Changes in NYC Multifamily Real Estate Market

by UNHP
On December 15, 2022, 75 individuals representing 29 banks participated in UNHP's Annual Multifamily Lenders Meeting. UNHP shared the data from our historical Building Indicator Project (BIP) database that tracked a dip in sales values and a rise in distress in multifamily buildings.
September 26, 2022

Bronx Views: Buildings, Data & Stories Webinar & Fundraiser Summary & Replay

by UNHP
UNHP’s Bronx Views: Buildings, Data and Stories Webinar and Fundraiser drew over 100 participants on Thursday, September 15th. Our generous sponsors, a video replay and summary is shared in this post.
July 20, 2022

UNHP and the Bronx Financial Access Coalition bring a Credit Union to the Bronx!

by UNHP
“Only in the Bronx,” says someone in the crowd, reflecting on the celebratory official launch of the Bronx People’s Federal Credit Union. The atmosphere is celebratory and festive, but the deep commitment and heartfelt passion held by the Bronx residents and community groups in attendance for financial inclusion, access, and growth was also in the air.
June 28, 2022

Take our Banking and Financial Services Survey/Completa Nuestra Encuesta de Bancaria y de Servicios Financieros

by UNHP
UNHP is checking in with Bronx residents to see how well your bank and/or financial services are working for you. UNHP quiere escuchar de los usuarios de nuestro programa para ver lo bien que su banco y/o servicios financieros estàn trabajando para usted.
May 24, 2022

All Roads Lead to Increased Insurance Premiums

by UNHP
Insurance is not a new issue in the Bronx; Redlining in the Bronx was not exclusive to banks as insurance companies also did not write policies for properties in certain neighborhoods. Thanks to organizing efforts in the 1970s, insurance carriers were pressured to write policies and soon found that the Bronx multifamily market was a sound business. Insurance is an issue again in our community as exorbitant premium increases and the lack of carriers threaten Bronx's affordable multifamily housing.

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“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