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March 16, 2018

So Far So Good – UNHP Bronx Free Tax Program on Track for Success!

by UNHP
With 13 UNHP Free Tax Preparation days behind us, 1,000 tax filers assisted and seven more service days in front of us, UNHP can proudly say that we are meeting, and possibly exceeding, our goals for our 2018 program.
January 25, 2018

Financial Fitness Event Launches 11th Year of UNHP’s Free Tax Prep Program

by UNHP
What does it mean to be financially fit - good credit, a savings plan, a professional fee-free tax preparer, an up-to-date home mortgage, housing security? UNHP offered access to a range of financial and housing services to address all these financial fitness needs at our 2018 Open House.
June 29, 2017

10th Year Triumph for UNHP Bronx Free Tax Prep

by UNHP
Great partnerships, dedicated volunteers, a range of on-site services and a commitment to professional, accurate, informative free tax preparation were the hallmarks of our 10th anniversary for this successful program serving over 1,400 low-income Bronx residents.
March 11, 2016

Community Groups “Excel” at Manipulating Housing Data

by UNHP
Fourteen individuals from eleven NYC community groups joined UNHP and Research Specialist, Joseph Contreras, in the Heiskell Enterprise Center for Technology at Refuge House on Friday, February 19th to brush up on Excel tips in order to better use the UNHP Building Indicator Project (BIP) data as part of their community-based housing, organizing and neighborhood work.
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 17, 2015

UNHP Welcomes First Lehman College Tax Volunteer

by UNHP
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.
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 9, 2014

Credit Fair Attendee Reaps Housing Benefits

by UNHP
​At the Northwest Bronx Resource Center, UNHP works every day to bring needed, crucial financial help and resources to the residents in our community. Our resources offer alternatives to predatory services and assist local residents take the steps needed to achieve their financial goals. This work can be time-consuming and requires persistence and follow-up by the participant. It is gratifying to us at UNHP when someone can resolve a problem and move forward. Mr. Preston Patterson is one of those stories.
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.
March 11, 2014

Bronx Builds “Characters”

by UNHP
UNHP had the opportunity to file taxes for some long-time Bronx residents, who shared a slice of their life history and good humor.

“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