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April 21, 2015
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.
March 17, 2015
The UNHP Free Tax Preparation Program depends on the generosity of our college student volunteers. Students from Fordham University, Manhattan College and Lehman College take a 15 hour on-line training as well as an 8 hour in person training before they begin working with tax filers. Meet Maimouna, one of our 80 student volunteers, who have trained for the UNHP program in 2015.
March 5, 2015
Our blog has been a little quiet in 2015 and no we have not been hibernating – we have been so busy preserving distressed multifamily housing and delivering a wide range of financial services in the Northwest Bronx that we have not had time to brag about it!
April 2, 2014
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.
March 3, 2014
Veronica and Mavis were both in a despairing frame of mind about their financial struggles. One woman facing eviction and the other worried about how she was going to pay her tax bill, came to UNHP to file their taxes for free and breathed a sigh of relief with the results.
February 11, 2014
2 partner organizations, 90 student volunteers, and UNHP staff are ready to meet our goals of providing 19 free tax preparation days, and a range of financial services to 1,000 low and moderate income Bronx residents.
September 23, 2013
Brian Byrne, founding force and long-time UNHP board member was honored at the October 3rd UNHP Anniversary Celebration held in the former Dollar Savings Bank on the Grand Concourse.
August 1, 2013
Volunteers, Partners, Funders and our Neighbors join together for a great tax season in the Northwest Bronx!
May 8, 2013
A week ago we held our 30th Anniversary Forum at Fordham University and released our report, Nowhere to Go: A crisis of affordability in the Bronx.
March 21, 2013
Jerica, a former accountant, is a VITA-trained volunteer tax preparer at UNHP. She is enrolled in Fordham University's Graduate Program for International Political Economy and Development (IPED) Program, and recently wrote about her experience volunteering with us on her blog.