Showing entries tagged with: Poverty

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.
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 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 6, 2017

New Policy, Old Issue: Homelessness & the Concentration of Poverty// Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released a plan for tackling the rise in homelessness in New York City. While the City’s shift in approach may manage to reset expectations and encourage communities to shoulder their fair share of shelter housing, it glosses over the high concentration of homeless housing in low-income communities, especially in the northwest Bronx.
November 30, 2016

Over 60 Bronx Tenants Seek Assistance at UNHP Housing Resource Fair

by UNHP
On Wednesday, November 30th, UNHP organized a Tenant Housing Fair providing information and assistance with eviction prevention, legal services, rental subsidies and other services to help Bronxites remain in their apartments, understand their rights and available resources.
November 24, 2015

Low Incomes and Rising Rents Put Bronx Residents at Risk for Homelessness

by UNHP
For most Bronx residents, affordable housing means the housing that they live in now, but many Bronx residents are on the verge of becoming homeless; struggling to get by, facing high rent burdens and compensating through overcrowded living situations.
June 19, 2013

In the Borough with the Highest Rent Burdens, Section 8 Keeps Families Afloat

by UNHP
Cuts to Section 8 would severely impact the Northwest Bronx.
June 12, 2013

Section 8 At Stake in Sequestration

by UNHP
Federal budget sequestration threatens Section 8 subsidies and, in turn, our neighborhoods.
June 5, 2013

Vigil for workers at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge this Thursday

by UNHP
There will be a Prayer Vigil for Unique Thrift Workers this Thursday, June 6th from 3:30-4:30pm at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge (218 West 234th Street). This is an opportunity for the community to support the workers who are forming a union to ensure dignity and respect, wages they can live on, and improved benefits including paid sick days.
May 8, 2013

UNHP’s 30th Anniversary Forum Highlights Crisis of Affordability in the Bronx

by UNHP
A week ago we held our 30th Anniversary Forum at Fordham University and released our report, Nowhere to Go: A crisis of affordability in the Bronx.

“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