Showing entries tagged with: poverty

June 19, 2013

In the Borough with the Highest Rent Burdens, Section 8 Keeps Families Afloat

Cuts to Section 8 would severely impact the Northwest Bronx.
June 12, 2013

Section 8 At Stake in Sequestration

Federal budget sequestration threatens Section 8 subsidies and, in turn, our neighborhoods.
June 5, 2013

Vigil for workers at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge this Thursday

There will be a Prayer Vigil for Unique Thrift Workers this Thursday, June 6th from 3:30-4:30pm at Unique Thrift Store in Kingsbridge (218 West 234th Street). This is an opportunity for the community to support the workers who are forming a union to ensure dignity and respect, wages they can live on, and improved benefits including paid sick days.
May 8, 2013

UNHP’s 30th Anniversary Forum Highlights Crisis of Affordability in the Bronx

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.
April 10, 2013

Former UNHP Intern and MSNBC Host, Chris Hayes, Highlights Struggles of Low-Wage Workers

Are we moving towards a low-wage economy? In preparation for our May 1st forum, check out some background information on the jobs situation.

“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