Showing entries tagged with: affordable-housing

January 5, 2023

UNHP Multifamily Buildings Ready for the Solarverse

by UNHP
Just in time to celebrate our 40th anniversary, UNHP is happy to announce that our long-desired goal of installing solar panels in our affordable multifamily buildings is finally in reach thanks to a combination of low-cost programs, tax incentives, and our continued persistence in pursuit of increased sustainability. Seven buildings will move forward with solar in 2023.
January 4, 2023

40 and Still Fighting!  UNHP’s 40th Anniversary

by UNHP
2023 marks 40 years since the creation of University Neighborhood Housing Program. It's an exciting milestone and one that we will celebrate and mark throughout the year with a nod to our history, our feet in the present, and our vision looking to the future in special blog posts, board interviews, mission advancement, deeper partner engagement, and an in-person Bronx celebration on April 27th! Keep up to date by visiting this blog post which will be updated throughout the year.
December 19, 2022

2022 BIP Data Reveal Uncertainty and Changes in NYC Multifamily Real Estate Market

by UNHP
On December 15, 2022, 75 individuals representing 25 banks participated in UNHP's Annual Multifamily Lenders Meeting. UNHP shared the data from our historical Building Indicator Project (BIP) database that tracked a dip in sales values and a rise in distress in multifamily buildings.
September 26, 2022

Bronx Views: Buildings, Data & Stories Webinar & Fundraiser Summary & Replay

by UNHP
UNHP’s Bronx Views: Buildings, Data and Stories Webinar and Fundraiser drew over 100 participants on Thursday, September 15th. Our generous sponsors, a video replay and summary is shared in this post.
May 4, 2022

New Windows and More for the Seniors at Edison Arms!

by UNHP
Thanks to roughly $500,000 of funding secured by UNHP through the NYS Weatherization Assistance Program, Edison Arms, a senior-citizen affordable housing development in Bedford Park will undergo a series of energy-saving renovations.
March 24, 2022

Gambling with Homes, or Investing in Communities?

by UNHP
The UNHP Multifamily Research and Action Center has collaborated with the LISC Research and Evaluation team to investigate the effects of speculation in multifamily housing on tenants. Here we share a bit about the process and the role UNHP and our BIP played in this research.
September 8, 2021

This Is What We Do: UNHP & Mission - A Series of Virtual Events and Annual Fundraiser

by UNHP
"This is What We Do" is a series of events that illustrate the unique ways that UNHP works towards its affordable housing and Bronx community service mission as well as an effort to raise funds for that work through sponsorships and donations. Click on this post to learn about the events we have planned and how you can take part.
July 21, 2021

This is What We Do: Affordable Housing Preservation: Building Operators Meeting

by UNHP
For the third event in our virtual series and fundraiser, This is What We Do, UNHP brought together 31 Bronx housing operators from 12 organizations to discuss the issues that affect the housing they oversee to understand trends and emerging issues that jeopardize affordability. It is also What We Do to escalate these issues and seek to address the policies behind the issues. Read the full summary to learn more.
May 27, 2021

This is What We Do: Research & Action-Seminar on Rising Water Rates & The Threat to Affordable Housing

by UNHP
On Thursday, May 27th UNHP hosted a Water and Sewer Seminar looking at the ongoing rise of rates and their impact on affordable housing. UNHP, a longtime advocate for water and sewer rate reform shared a brief history of the changes that brought about the never-ending increases and a call for involvement about proposed rate increases, a new metered billing rate, and a study of the rate structure.

“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