Showing entries tagged with: BIP

March 9, 2015

Housing as Home and Commodity: Part 1

by UNHP
Housing, especially rental housing in New York City, exists with two purposes: to provide homes for people and families, and to be bought, sold and rented as commodities. Most of the battles around housing arise in the tension between these two purposes.
March 5, 2015

Too Busy to Brag

by UNHP
Our blog has been a little quiet in 2015 and no we have not been hibernating – we have been so busy preserving distressed multifamily housing and delivering a wide range of financial services in the Northwest Bronx that we have not had time to brag about it!
October 10, 2014

How Will Bronx Buildings Survive as they Age?

by UNHP
​It's no secret that the housing stock in New York City is aging. Here in the Bronx, the median age of multifamily apartment buildings is 87 years. In Community Board 6 it's 98 years old.
August 8, 2014

What does data have to do with organizing?

by UNHP
Data and organizing are inextricably linked. What better way to show the collective impact of certain policies than to use data.
July 29, 2014

A Summer Reading Must - The UNHP 2014 Biennial Report!

by UNHP
Even as we marked our 30th anniversary in 2013, much of our work continues to address the lasting impact of redlining, disinvestment and speculation in the Bronx. In the past two years, UNHP has made significant strides in our work to identify and improve distressed multifamily housing and bring needed resources to the Northwest Bronx.
July 15, 2014

UNHP 2014 Bronx Beer Hall Fundraiser

by UNHP
2013 marked UNHP’s 30th anniversary and this year the celebration continues at a different venue, the Bronx Beer Hall! Join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Bronx Beer Hall in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market for an evening of good company, Bronx craft beers and a mix of pub and classic Italian fare created by David Greco of Mike’s Deli fame. Attendees will get a UNHP Bronx Beer Hall pint glass, one free beer, and delicious food.
April 30, 2014

Tackling Housing Quality and Affordability with Two Dozen Lenders

by UNHP
​Last month UNHP held its annual Multifamily Assistance Center and Building Indicator Project Lender meeting at the offices of Enterprise Community Partners. Two dozen of the top multifamily lenders in New York City participated, along with Commissioner Vicki Been and Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo of the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
February 19, 2014

From the Peace Corps to the Bronx to the World:  IPED Fellows at UNHP

by UNHP
Since 2006, UNHP has welcomed Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows from Fordham’s International Political Economy and Development (IPED) Master’s program as three semester interns. Fordham University offers the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship to selected returned Peace Corps volunteers. The Fellowship Program has benefited both the Fellows and UNHP.
January 3, 2014

After a Successful 30th Anniversary Year, UNHP Looks Forward to 2014

by UNHP
University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2013 with multiple events towards our affordable housing mission, including a 30th Anniversary Forum, significant progress in our work to improve distressed multifamily buildings, and two celebrations.
November 20, 2013

Bank Regulators Begin Moving Forward with using UNHP BIP Data

by UNHP
Earlier this fall, UNHP and a number of our partners met with all four bank regulators in the Empire State Building to talk about how to measure and evaluate multifamily lending practices when examining banks for both CRA and Safety and Soundness. Hosted by the FDIC and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), the meeting highlighted the work of UNHP on both the Multifamily Assistance Center and the Building Indicator Project.

“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