Showing entries tagged with: community-development

May 31, 2018

Community Financial Services for Immigrants are Important and Bank Branches Still Matter

by UNHP
“For immigrants - undocumented, new arrivals and even foreign-born citizens – access to banking is the first step to making sense of financial systems in the US”
November 7, 2017

More Alternatives to Alternative Financial Services Needed in the Bronx

by UNHP
Alternative Financial Services (AFS) – check cashing, rent-to-own stores, pop-up tax prep sites and pawn shops - are about equal in number to banks branches in the Bronx. The high interest rates and excessive fees, associated with these services, make it challenging to stay out of debt, let alone build wealth.
October 31, 2017

Big Bronx Turnout for UNHP Bronxtober Resource Fest

by UNHP
On Saturday, October 28, four nonprofit experts, three NYC agencies, four local banks and 127 Bronxites came together to make the UNHP Bronxtober Resource Fest a successful community affordable housing and financial empowerment day.
August 14, 2017

Bronx Homeowners Face Many Challenges

by UNHP
The foreclosure crisis for homeowners that precipitated the 2008 recession continues to be a daily source of stress, confusion, and financial hardship for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and Bronx homeowners are no exception.
July 10, 2017

Ten Blogs and a Forum // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
On June 15th, UNHP, over fifty guests and our panelists concluded our #ViewsNWBX blog series with breakfast, a presentation and discussion of the emerging community development and affordable housing issues raised in our locally-focused on-line essay series.
July 5, 2017

UNHP Pops Up at Local Banks, Branch Openings & Bronx Neighborhoods

by UNHP
UNHP delivered our free financial and affordable housing services to 71 Bronx bank customers at six branches, attended the Grand Openings of three new Bronx bank branches and assisted 69 Bronxites at two off-site events in the past 5 months.
June 13, 2017

The Bronx Talks Back 2 // 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.
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.
June 8, 2017

Summary Post // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
Views from the Northwest Bronx is a blog series aimed at framing an inclusive and informed discussion on issues affecting the affordability and viability of Northwest Bronx neighborhoods today. While the topics addressed in the series are by no means exhaustive, the data presented and analysis offered sheds light on many of the key issues.
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.

“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