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April 21, 2015

2015 UNHP Tax Wrap Up

by UNHP
UNHP’s Bronx Free Tax Preparation Program filed taxes for 1,501 people with 1,725 filed returns, trained 84 student volunteers, and delivered $1.9 million dollars of fee-free refunds back to the Bronx.
November 17, 2014

Piggy Banks, Credit Reports and a Commitment for Savings at West Farms Square

by UNHP
West Farms Social Services joined forces with University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) to host a well- attended Credit and Savings Extravaganza at the West Farms Square affordable housing development on Wednesday, November 5th from 1 to 7pm.
October 6, 2014

UNHP Summer Sessions Offer Life-Long Financial Lessons

by UNHP
Summer 2014 was a time for financial learning at local senior affordable housing projects and at community group offices near our Northwest Bronx Resource Center.
August 8, 2014

What does data have to do with organizing?

by UNHP
Data and organizing are inextricably linked. What better way to show the collective impact of certain policies than to use data.
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.
July 2, 2014

Northwest Bronx Collaborative is Cooking

by UNHP
​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.
June 18, 2014

All the Credit Goes to Informed Northwest Bronx Residents

by UNHP
It was a packed house on Wednesday, June 11th, for the UNHP Credit Extravaganza! The informative and well-attended credit resource fair was sponsored by the UNHP Northwest Bronx Resource Center at Refuge House. 55 Bronx residents attended the event which included two credit presentations, hands-on help printing out their credit reports, a brief credit report analysis and access to services from a variety of non-profits.
April 2, 2014

We are the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
UNHP's 2014 Free Tax Preparation Program was a resounding success! UNHP and our partners Ariva and Fordham Bedford Community Services helped clients receive $1.7 million in fee-free refunds, and access our wide range of financial education programs. Over 80 VITA trained student volunteers from Fordham University and Manhattan College provided the tax power for our program. As UNHP's 2014 tax season draws to a close, we reflect on the privilege of meeting and assisting over 1,400 residents in our community.
February 24, 2014

​UNHP Takes Tax Prep on the Road

by UNHP
In addition to our tax days held at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center at Refuge House, UNHP takes our free tax prep program on the road to accommodate Bronx seniors living in local partner senior housing developments. The senior or HUD 202 Housing offers affordable, independent-living rental units for low income senior citizens. UNHP partners with Rose Hill Apartments, Serviam Gardens, Edison Arms and Msgr. Fiorentino Apartments.

“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