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July 29, 2014

A Summer Reading Must - The UNHP 2014 Biennial Report!

by UNHP
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 15, 2014

UNHP 2014 Bronx Beer Hall Fundraiser

by UNHP
2013 marked UNHP’s 30th anniversary and this year the celebration continues at a different venue, the Bronx Beer Hall! Join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Bronx Beer Hall in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market for an evening of good company, Bronx craft beers and a mix of pub and classic Italian fare created by David Greco of Mike’s Deli fame. Attendees will get a UNHP Bronx Beer Hall pint glass, one free beer, and delicious food.
April 30, 2014

Tackling Housing Quality and Affordability with Two Dozen Lenders

by UNHP
​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.
January 3, 2014

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

by UNHP
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.
November 20, 2013

Bank Regulators Begin Moving Forward with using UNHP BIP Data

by UNHP
Earlier this fall, UNHP and a number of our partners met with all four bank regulators in the Empire State Building to talk about how to measure and evaluate multifamily lending practices when examining banks for both CRA and Safety and Soundness. Hosted by the FDIC and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), the meeting highlighted the work of UNHP on both the Multifamily Assistance Center and the Building Indicator Project.
November 19, 2013

UNHP Executive Director honored at Enterprise Gotham City Gala 2013

by UNHP
UNHP's Executive Director, Jim Buckley, was honored with The Andrew Heiskell Community Renaissance Award for his community organizing, neighborhood reinvestment and affordable housing work in the Northwest Bronx.
November 14, 2013

“On the Ground”: Visiting UNHP Buildings in the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
As part of our affordable housing mission, UNHP has lent $5.9 million in low-interest affordable housing loans, provided a range of assistance to 67 multifamily buildings and oversees the administration, management and maintenance of 24 buildings with over 1,000 units. Join UNHP board and staff for the UNHP building tour highlights.
October 17, 2013

A Successful 30th Celebration for UNHP!

by UNHP
UNHP celebrated its 30th Anniversary on October 3rd at the former Dollar Savings Bank on the Grand Concourse.
September 10, 2013

New State Multifamily Lending Guidelines feature UNHP’s BIP Database

by UNHP
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.
July 17, 2013

All Around the Media: Signs of the Affordability Crisis

by UNHP
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.

“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