Showing entries tagged with: BIP

November 20, 2013

Bank Regulators Begin Moving Forward with using UNHP BIP Data

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.
November 19, 2013

UNHP Executive Director honored at Enterprise Gotham City Gala 2013

UNHP's Executive Director, Jim Buckley, was honored with The Andrew Heiskell Community Renaissance Award for his community organizing, neighborhood reinvestment and affordable housing work in the Northwest Bronx.
November 14, 2013

“On the Ground”: Visiting UNHP Buildings in the Northwest Bronx

As part of our affordable housing mission, UNHP has lent $5.9 million in low-interest affordable housing loans, provided a range of assistance to 67 multifamily buildings and oversees the administration, management and maintenance of 24 buildings with over 1,000 units. Join UNHP board and staff for the UNHP building tour highlights.
October 17, 2013

A Successful 30th Celebration for UNHP!

UNHP celebrated its 30th Anniversary on October 3rd at the former Dollar Savings Bank on the Grand Concourse.
September 10, 2013

New State Multifamily Lending Guidelines feature UNHP’s BIP Database

NYS Department of Financial Services recently issued Guidelines for Bank Lending to Multifamily Properties Under the Community Reinvestment Act that the Governor is also referring as Slumlord Prevention Guidelines for Multifamily lending.
July 17, 2013

All Around the Media: Signs of the Affordability Crisis

The press has been buzzing lately with stories about both sides of the affordability crisis -- rising rents and falling wages. While this is a larger national trend, we are at the forefront of the crisis in the Bronx, and much of the press makes note of this. We took on this issue in our May report, Nowhere to Go: A crisis of affordability in the Bronx.
June 6, 2013

Highlights from New BIP Data!

​The new BIP data from April 2013 is here. Staten Island data has been added. The Bronx continues to have the highest proportion of distressed buildings in the City. More banks are using the BIP to improve distressed buildings.
May 3, 2013

Report Released—Nowhere To Go: A crisis of Affordability in the Bronx

Our new report is out and available for download here.
March 25, 2013

2013 Multifamily Assistance Center Meeting

2013 marks the 30th year of UNHP’s efforts to preserve affordable housing in our neighborhoods. Our efforts continue as UNHP hosted a collaborative meeting on February 15th with banks and government agencies to improve housing conditions in the Bronx and NYC.
February 13, 2013

More and more Bronx families pay half of their income on rent

Data from the 2011 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey shows that in much of the Bronx it is typical for a household to spend at least 50% of their income on rent.

“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