Ongoing

Fall Fest: A Bounty of Financial and Housing Opportunities

10am - 4pm
Fall Fest will take place over Zoom as well as in person at 45 W Tremont Avenue and other Bronx locations! For more information: 718-933-2539.

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​Leaf through the offerings at NWBRC!

Ask UNHP 12/15 - Register Here

Join us at 4:00 pm on Zoom for a special, joint Ask UNHP session with our partners at the Tenant Support Unit (TSU). We’ll focus on tenant rights and how to stay in your apartment, but feel free to bring up any topic relevant to you!

Reúnase con nosotros a las 4:00 en Zoom para una sesión conjunta especial de la Unidad de Soporte al Inquilino (TSU). Nos centraremos en los derechos de los inquilinos pero siéntase libre de mencionar cualquier tema que sea relevante para usted.

Fall Fest at West Tremont location - Credit Union Mobile Branch, UNHP Staff & Tenant Support 12/1

Come visit the Bronx People’s Credit Union Mobile branch at 45 West Tremont Ave from 10 am to 3 pm! Get free financial and housing advice from credit union, UNHP, and the Tenant Support Unit (TSU) staff members.

¡Venga a la sucursal móvil de Bronx People’s Credit Union en 45 West Tremont Ave de 10 am a 3 pm! Obtenga asesoramiento financiero y de vivienda gratuito del personal de la cooperativa, de UNHP y de la Unidad de Apoyo al Inquilino (TSU).

In-person Financial Counseling by Appointment at Refuge House 11/30 & 12/14

UNHP is partnering with “Ready to Rent” to bring financial housing counseling services to the Bronx! A counselor will be available two days in November to discuss your financial goals and strategies. Call us at (718)933-2539 to schedule your appointment!

¡UNHP se asocia con “Ready to Rent” para brindar servicios de asesoramiento financiero al Bronx! Una consejera estará disponible dos días en noviembre para discutir sus metas y estrategias financieras. ¡Llámenos para agendar su cita!

Senior Housing Fair 11/30

Come to the Senior Housing Fair at 45 West Tremont from 10 am to 3 pm to learn about financial and housing services for seniors! Representatives from UNHP, “Ready to Rent,” and the NYC Department of Finance will be ready to answer all your questions! Seniors will be able to apply for and/or renew their NYC Rent Freeze. Call UNHP at (718)933-2539 to check eligibility and a list of documents to bring.

¡Venga a la feria de vivienda para personas mayores en 45 West Tremont de 10 am a 3 pm para obtener información sobre los servicios financieros y de vivienda! Representantes de UNHP, “Ready to Rent” y el NYC Departamento de Finanzas estarán listos para responder todas sus preguntas.

NYC Tenant Support Unit by Phone

​Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm

If you are experiencing any housing-related issues and would like to speak with a Tenant Support Specialist, request a phone appointment using the box on the right or call us at (718) 933-2539.

Si usted está pasando por algún problema con relación a su vivienda y le gustaría hablar con un especialista de Apoyo al Inquilino, por favor pida una cita usando la caja a la derecha o llámenos al (718) 933-2539.


Phone counseling. Call our main number to schedule your remote appointment 718-933-2539 Consejería telefónica, llame a UNHP para hacer esta cita virtual.

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Services during COVID—19 are offered remotely. ​

New York City’s Tenant Support Unit provides support to tenants in the Bronx community that may be experiencing housing-related issues such as harassment, purposeful denial of essential services, overcharges or possible evictions. If you are experiencing any housing-related issues and would like to speak with a Tenant Support Specialist, request an appointment using the box on the right or call us at (718) 933-2539. We also encourage NYC tenants to visit the Tenant Resource Portal which is available in multiple languages - https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/

La Oficina de Apoyo al Inquilino de la Ciudad de Nueva York ofrece apoyo a los inquilinos de la comunidad del Bronx con problemas relacionados a su vivienda, como acoso, negación de servicios de forma intencionada, sobrecargos o posibles desalojos. Si usted está pasando por algún problema con relación a su vivienda y le gustaría hablar con un especialista de Apoyo al Inquilino, por favor pida una cita usando la caja a la derecha o llámenos al (718) 933-2539. Tambien le recomendamos que visite esta pagina de la ciudad de NYC para mas recursos, este portal para inquilinos se puede leer en su idoma. https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/home-spanish

Ready to Rent Financial & Housing Counseling at NWBRC

​Every other Wednesday at the NWBRC by appointment


10am to 6pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center at Refuge House 2715 Bainbridge Avenue Please, no walk-ins By appointment only

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​Are you getting Ready to Rent?

Looking for a new apartment or applying for NYC’s Affordable Housing Lottery, known as Housing Connect? You will need to review your credit report, identify your household income and have a budget to manage rent and moving costs.

Or maybe you are renting already but looking for help to better manage your rent payments, create a budget, or improve your credit report.

UNHP has teamed up with Ariva to offer free Ready to Rent financial and housing assistance twice a month at Refuge House.

Scheduled Wednesday dates: 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/14, and 12/28. Email us at resourcecenter@unhp.org or call (718) 933-2539 to make an appointment

NEW! Resources and Coaching for Homebuyers // Recursos y consejeria para compradores

Financial Coaching is available twice a month and virtually on various days.


10am-3pm
There's a range of events for prospective homebuyers, in person and virtually to help you prepare for homeownership. Read below for location and registration links. Varios eventos: en persona y virtualmente para ayudarlo a prepararse para ser propietario de una vivienda. Lea a continuación los enlaces para la ubicación y registro.

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​Below are a list of events and programs available to any interested homebuyer:

  • Know your Homebuyer Readiness, and meet with a Financial Coach. Financial Coaching appointments are available Wednesday, 11/30. Future dates are available in December (for an appointment please call 718-933-2539)
  • Housing Connect also has lotteries for housing sales, Lotteries for sale on the NYC Housing Connect Portal: Small Homes Rehab - NYCHA Program Cluster III (required income starts at $126,395, this lottery closes 11/323) and Soundview Cooperatives Phase III (required income starts at $61,030 and this lottery closes 1/13/23)
  • Take a free Webinar with a Ridgewood Savings loan officer, on 11/29 at 6 pm join to hear current lending criteria from lenders. Register here. Speak to a homebuyer counselor, NHS offers free orientations. For the next class click here.

Take a look at UNHP’s assessment tool and First-time Homebuyer guide.

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A continuación hay una lista de eventos y programas disponibles para cualquier comprador de vivienda interesad@:

  • Citas con un asesor financiero disponibles el miércoles 30 de noviembre. Las fechas futuras están disponibles en diciembre (para una cita, llame al 718-933-2539)
  • Loterías de venta en la pagina NYC Housing Connect: Small Homes Rehab - NYCHA Program Cluster III (los ingresos requeridos comienzan en $126,395, esta lotería cierra el 11/323) y Soundview Cooperatives Phase III (los ingresos requeridos comienzan en $61,030 y esta lotería cierra el 1/13) /23)
  • Seminario web con bancos, participe el 12/1 a las 6pm para escuchar los criterios de préstamos actuales direcamente de prestamistas responsables. Registrarse aquí: https://www.ridgewoodbank.com/home/borrowing/affordable_mortgage
  • Para saber la proxima orientacion con NHS y sus consejeros de viviendad haga clic aqui

Recuerde también consultar la herramienta y la guía de evaluación de UNHP.

Free Legal Help for Homeowners Remotely/Ayuda para Propietarios

Register for the NYC Finance Information Sessions about the NYC Lien Sale. Contact The Legal Aid Society for homeowner help with mortgage issues, property taxes, water charges, and other delinquent liens. Call LegalAid M- Friday 9 am until 5 pm for free assistance and advisement at (646)340-1908


The Bronx, NY Call / Llame (646) 340-1908

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Are you behind on your mortgage, NYC taxes, water and sewer bills, or other City liens?

You may need legal assistance to protect your home. UNHP is partnering with the Bronx Foreclosure Prevention Project and Legal Aid. The Legal Aid Society offices are closed, but they continue to assist homeowners with mortgage issues, property taxes, water charges, and other delinquent liens.

Court appearances are being rescheduled and foreclosures on most mortgages have been suspended. You may be eligible for relief due to COVID-19 issues. Call us for free assistance and advisement at (646) 340-1908. Please be aware of scammers who may exploit the current crisis. Call us with concerns, leave a message with your name and number and we will return your call.

You can also complete this intake online and a Legal Aid staff will call you for an apportionment:

https://legalaidnyc.org/programs-projects-units/foreclosure-prevention-project/

Información para dueños de casa del Bronx durante el COVID-19

El bufet de abagados, Legal Aid están cerradas, pero continúan ayudando a los propietarios con problemas hipotecarios, impuestos a la propiedad, cargos por agua y otros gravámenes. Las apariciones en los tribunales están siendo reprogramadas y las ejecuciones hipotecarias en la mayoría de las hipotecas han sido suspendidas. Usted puede ser elegible para alivio debido a problemas con COVID-19. Llámenos para obtener asistencia y asesoramiento gratuitos al (646) 340-1908. Tenga en cuenta los estafadores que pueden explotar la crisis actual. Llámenos con inquietudes, deje un mensaje con su nombre y número y le devolveremos la llamada.

Upcoming

Past

Ask UNHP Webinar: Focus on Staying & Improving /Eviction Prevention
Thursday, Oct 27, 2022
4pm
October 27, 2022, 4pm

ASK UNHP will be a live bilingual Zoom session Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceCpqzMuGdyE5gmNN05JlX77roUcDJ8n

About

Join us at 4:00 pm for a special, joint Ask UNHP session with our partners at the Tenant Support Unit (TSU). We’ll focus on tenant rights and how to stay and get better conditions in your apartment, but feel free to bring up any topic relevant to you.

Reúnase con nosotros a las 4:00 para una sesión conjunta especial de la Unidad de Soporte al Inquilino (TSU). Nos centraremos en los derechos de los inquilinos pero siéntase libre de mencionar cualquier tema que sea relevante para usted.

Register in Advance for this Meeting / Registrarse con anticipaciòn por este reuniòn: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceCpqzMuGdyE5gmNN05JlX77roUcDJ8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the zoom meeting. Issues with Zoom? Our staff is on stand-by via phone at 718.933.2539

Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión de Zoom. ¿Problemas con Zoom? Nuestro personal está en espera por teléfono al 718.933.2539

South Bronx Rising Book Event at Fordham University
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022
3:30 - 5:30 pm
October 26, 2022, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Rosehill Campus of Fordham University at McShane Hall - Campus Center Room 311 Proof of Vaccine is required.

About

​Fordham University IPED Graduate Program and University Neighborhood Housing Program invite you to attend a conversation with the author Jill Jonnes celebrating the newest edition of her book, South Bronx Rising. Nilka Martell, who wrote the forward will also join in the presentation and discussion. The grassroots community organizing movements in the Bronx are the foundation of the book and feature interviews and the work of NWBCCC and UNHP and other groups that helped the borough overcome widespread abandonment and public and private disinvestment. If you’d like to order a copy of the book for the event - email Jim@unhp.org. The book is also available via Fordham University Press. Note: Proof of Covid19 Vaccine is required to be on the Fordham campus.

Wednesday 10/26

Rosehill Campus Fordham University Bronx, NY

3:30 - 5:30 pm at McShane Hall Room 311 - Campus Center

Proof of Vaccine required

More about the book:

This third edition updates through the Covid pandemic the classic and much-admired history of New York City’s South Bronx – still the nation’s poorest urban congressional district, infamous for abandonment and fires before its massive renewal. The book follows the borough’s development from colonial settlement in the 1600s, to an urban subway boomtown, home to waves of upwardly mobile German, Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants, followed by new waves after WWII of aspiring emigrants from Puerto Rico and blacks displaced from Manhattan. But as these new groups arrived, the New York economy was de-industrializing, and government-instituted racist red-lining policies stopped normal housing re-investment. When neighborhoods spiraled downward and city officials failed to help, communities began to fall apart. By the mid-1970s, the Bronx was burning as predatory slumlords used arson to recoup losses. Yet, even as the worst destruction was leveling whole blocks, local activists and social justice Catholic priests were mobilizing to challenge the government’s shocking abandonment of its own citizens. The 2002 second edition described the triumph of grassroots groups in rebuilding their neighborhoods. In the 2022 3rd edition, old and new activists continue to rebuild, creating new arts and cultural institutions, greening communities, and restoring the Bronx River. Massive new housing developments – especially along the Harlem riverfront—by outside developers generate fears of gentrification and displacement. The final chapter describes the catastrophe of Covid-19 in the South Bronx, and the prospects for the future.

St. Philip Neri Apartments Affordable Housing Lottery
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022
October 22, 2022,

The affordable housing lottery for St. Philip Neri apartments is open until October 22nd and the application is available online

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​English and Spanish applications are available on Fordham Bedford’s website https://www.fordham-bedford.org/applications

St. Philip Neri apartments - 92 units located at 3069 Villa Avenue Bronx, NY

Applications must be submitted by 10/22/22