Showing entries tagged with: affordable-housing

December 29, 2014

​Keeping the Bronx Affordable and Warm

Thanks to the new high-efficiency Lochinvar condensing boilers, 111 families in three UNHP buildings will be warm this winter.
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.
July 29, 2014

A Summer Reading Must - The UNHP 2014 Biennial Report!

Even as we marked our 30th anniversary in 2013, much of our work continues to address the lasting impact of redlining, disinvestment and speculation in the Bronx. In the past two years, UNHP has made significant strides in our work to identify and improve distressed multifamily housing and bring needed resources to the Northwest Bronx.
July 9, 2014

Credit Fair Attendee Reaps Housing Benefits

​At the Northwest Bronx Resource Center, UNHP works every day to bring needed, crucial financial help and resources to the residents in our community. Our resources offer alternatives to predatory services and assist local residents take the steps needed to achieve their financial goals. This work can be time-consuming and requires persistence and follow-up by the participant. It is gratifying to us at UNHP when someone can resolve a problem and move forward. Mr. Preston Patterson is one of those stories.
July 2, 2014

Northwest Bronx Collaborative is Cooking

​The Northwest Bronx Collaborative hosted a Memorial Day Barbecue for the senior citizens and handicapped residents of 5 affordable housing projects in our northwest Bronx community. The seniors and party-goers enjoyed a great afternoon of tasty barbecue, raffles, games of skill, music and dancing thanks to the shared efforts of the three groups that are members of the newly formed collaborative.
April 30, 2014

Tackling Housing Quality and Affordability with Two Dozen Lenders

​Last month UNHP held its annual Multifamily Assistance Center and Building Indicator Project Lender meeting at the offices of Enterprise Community Partners. Two dozen of the top multifamily lenders in New York City participated, along with Commissioner Vicki Been and Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo of the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
March 11, 2014

Spring Brings Rising Water Rates and Tighter Budgets

​Despite all the snow this winter, spring is anticipated with dread by many who own property in New York City. Spring brings the release of the New York City Water Board Proposal for the next fiscal year’s water and sewer rate increase. Among some of the advocates this spring, there is hope that the new Mayor will be open to amending the rate setting policies of the previous city administrations.
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.
January 3, 2014

After a Successful 30th Anniversary Year, UNHP Looks Forward to 2014

University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2013 with multiple events towards our affordable housing mission, including a 30th Anniversary Forum, significant progress in our work to improve distressed multifamily buildings, and two celebrations.
January 2, 2014

Bronx Homeowners and Renters Will Pay for Cost Overruns at Filtration Plant

The Norwood News has just published another troubling article about the cost and time overruns at the filtration plant. Another year, Another Setback for the Croton Water Filtration Plant is an unwelcome reminder about the link between the affordability crisis in the Bronx and rising operating costs – especially the cost of water.

“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