Showing entries tagged with: Housing

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.
June 13, 2017

The Bronx Talks Back 2 // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
UNHP is sharing the northwest Bronx views of neighborhood residents, community leaders, Bronx community development professionals and UNHP board members.
June 13, 2017

The Bronx Talks Back // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
UNHP is sharing the northwest Bronx views of neighborhood residents, community leaders, Bronx community development professionals and UNHP board members.
June 8, 2017

Summary Post // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Views from the Northwest Bronx is a blog series aimed at framing an inclusive and informed discussion on issues affecting the affordability and viability of Northwest Bronx neighborhoods today. While the topics addressed in the series are by no means exhaustive, the data presented and analysis offered sheds light on many of the key issues.
June 2, 2017

Preferential Rents: Benefit or Threat? // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
The use of preferential rents—negotiated rents that are less than the legal rent— has become more prominent recently as an issue for tenants, in the news and in Bronx set-up sheets for multifamily building sales. In this piece, UNHP aims to discuss how preferential rents, once considered a benefit to tenants, could undermine the financial stability of multifamily buildings and its lenders as well as threaten the tenancy of Bronx residents - 70 percent of whom are already vulnerable to displacement.
May 24, 2017

Is the Bronx Building? Look for Yourself // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
The Bronx is under construction: cranes, excavators, scaffolding, and green demolition fences are everywhere. For long-time community staffers and residents in the northwest Bronx, the building and demolition we see as we walk to work, lunch, or the train is unprecedented.
May 10, 2017

6.2M BIP Data Points; More Needed to Improve NYC Rental Housing // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
The UNHP Building Indicator Project (BIP) is a database that leverages public data to gauge distress; it currently captures demographic data, housing and building code violations, and several city liens from municipal agencies for over 62,000 properties with five units or more in all five boroughs; amounting to a staggering 6.2 million data points. Still, more information is needed to ensure distressed buildings are identified and improved.
May 2, 2017

Understanding the Unique Needs of a Community // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​Judi Kende, Vice President and New York Market Leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., authored this post. Enterprise creates and preserves quality affordable homes, incubates programs, and scales these solutions through policy change.
April 27, 2017

Nothing About Us, Without Us, is For Us // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Sheila Garcia, Deputy Director at Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), authored this post, with contributions from UNHP staff. CASA’s mission is to protect and maintain affordable and safe housing through collective action. The Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision believes rezoning and development on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx is possible without displacement, if guided by four principles: real affordable housing, real community engagement, union jobs and local hire, and strong anti-harassment and anti-displacement policies.
April 21, 2017

Transparency, Trust, and ‘Turning the Tide on Homelessness’ // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​“Why here? Why not in your neighborhood?” Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx, the anger over the opening of homeless shelters in communities is in part related to the lack of transparency from the City, questions about the equitable placement of homeless shelters, and the role of communities in the placement of shelters.

“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