Showing entries tagged with: immigration

October 23, 2018

Affordable Housing Lottery Main Draw for UNHP 2018 Bronxtober Fest

by UNHP
On Saturday, October 20th, UNHP held its 2nd annual Bronxtober Fest – offering a wide range of on-the-spot assistance for the crowd of over 80 Bronx residents. Thanks to our Fordham University and Manhattan College student volunteers, over 60 attendees enrolled in Housing Connect, NYC’s online affordable housing lottery.
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.
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.
November 30, 2016

Over 60 Bronx Tenants Seek Assistance at UNHP Housing Resource Fair

by UNHP
On Wednesday, November 30th, UNHP organized a Tenant Housing Fair providing information and assistance with eviction prevention, legal services, rental subsidies and other services to help Bronxites remain in their apartments, understand their rights and available resources.
June 22, 2015

Un Buen Domingo for 250 Attending Immigration and Financial Services Fair

by UNHP
Friendly, crowded and jam-packed with on-site legal, immigration, and financial services – an apt description of the June 14 Immigration and Financial Services Fair held at Our Lady of Refuge Parish Center on a Sunday (Domingo) afternoon.
March 9, 2015

Financial Focus on FAFSA and Student Debt

by UNHP
When people attend a workshop on paying for college in the midst of an arctic blast, you know that the issues of college affordability and student debt are important ones.
February 25, 2014

Returning and New College Students See Education as Key to their Future

by UNHP
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.

“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