Showing entries tagged with: taxes
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 11, 2014
UNHP had the opportunity to file taxes for some long-time Bronx residents, who shared a slice of their life history and good humor.
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 24, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
UNHP has been comparing the people we serve in our tax and other programs with the demographic trends in the Bronx. Devon, as a high school graduate and college student, outperforms much of his neighbors in Bronx Community District 7, where 1/3rd of community residents do not have a high school diploma or GED. Upon college graduation, Devon will be among the 18% of Bronx residents with a Bachelor’s degree. Like much of the rest of the Bronx, Devon’s wages have been stagnant and his building has had periods of financial and physical distress.
February 11, 2014
Debra made a good living as senior document specialist – good enough to raise her four children and afford to live in her beautiful Norwood Bronx apartment of 23 years. Then she was downsized.
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.