Showing entries tagged with: Rent

October 10, 2014

How Will Bronx Buildings Survive as they Age?

​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.
February 25, 2014

Returning and New College Students See Education as Key to their Future

Two Bronx students, one completing his Associates degree at Bronx Community College, and another returning to school to advance his career, took advantage of the UNHP Free Tax Preparation Program.
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.
August 19, 2013

More Signs of and Tools in the Affordability Crisis in the City

City’s Cluster Program grows despite many flaws; the Center for Housing Policy creates a new tool to gauge affordability, and social movements still matter.
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 19, 2013

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

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

Section 8 At Stake in Sequestration

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

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

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.
April 10, 2013

Former UNHP Intern and MSNBC Host, Chris Hayes, Highlights Struggles of Low-Wage Workers

Are we moving towards a low-wage economy? In preparation for our May 1st forum, check out some background information on the jobs situation.

“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