Ongoing

NYC Tenant Support Specialist

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

About

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, sobrecargo o posibles desalojas. 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 idioma. https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/home-spanish

Apply for the NYC Rent Freeze Program SCRIE/DRIE - Congele su Renta

Contact UNHP for a an appointment.

About

This program is for Seniors (over the age of 62) and Disabled Tenants in the Bronx. Staff from the NYC Department of Finance and UNHP are available to answer questions and can screen you to determine if you are elegible.

The longer you are in the program, the greater the benefit. If you enter the program today, continue to renew and meet all eligibility requirements, the current amount you pay for rent today could be the same in 20 years.

Documents you need to apply or renew:

1. ID with proof of age - like IDNYC or birth certificate

2. Proof of 2022 Income - Tax forms or SS award letter

3. Proof of Rent - Current & previous lease

**Section 8 recipients and NYCHA tenants are not eligible.**Renters: Apply for the NYC Rent Freeze Program SCRIE/DRIE

Este programa es para los inquilinos deshabilitados y viejos en el Bronx. Empleados del NYC Departamento de Financieros y UNHP estan disponible para responder a preguntas. Cuanto màs tiempo esté en la program, mayor será el beneficio. Si registrarse para la programa hoy, continua renovar y cumplir con los requisitos de elegibilidad, la cantidad actual que tu pagas hoy para el alquiler podrìa ser tu mismo por 20 años.

Documentos tu necesitas para aplicar o renovar:

1. ID con prueba de edad - como IDNYC o la partido de nacimiento

2. Prueba de ingreso - formularios de impuestos o carta de adjudicaciòn de Seguridad Social

3. Prueba de alquiler - arrendamiento actual y anterior

**Destinatarios de la Sección 8 y NYCHA inquilinos no son elegibles.**

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

About

​Are you getting Ready to Rent an apartment?

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: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, and 3/1. Email us at resourcecenter@unhp.org or call (718) 933-2539 to make an appointment

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¿Te estás preparando para alquilar un nuevo apartamento?

¿Estás buscando un apartamento nuevo o está solicitando participar en la Lotería de Vivienda Asequible de la Ciudad de Nueva York, conocida como Housing Connect? Deberá revisar su informe de crédito, identificar los ingresos de su hogar y tener un presupuesto para administrar el alquiler y los costos de mudanza.

O tal vez ya está alquilando pero necesita ayuda para administrar mejor sus pagos de alquiler, crear un presupuesto o mejorar su informe de crédito.

UNHP se ha asociado con Ariva para ofrecer asistencia financiera y de vivienda gratuita Ready to Rent dos veces al mes en Refuge House.

Fechas programadas para los miércoles: 1/11, 25/1, 8/2, 22/2 y 1/3. Envíenos un correo electrónico a resourcecenter@unhp.org o llame al (718) 933-2539 para hacer una cita

Resources and Coaching for Homebuyers // Recursos y consejería para compradores

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


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.

About

​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, 1/11 and 1/25. Future dates are available in 2023 (for an appointment please call 718-933-2539)
  • Housing Connect has a lottery for housing sales, Lotteries for sale on the NYC Housing Connect Portal:Soundview Cooperatives Phase III (required income starts at $61,030 and this lottery closes 1/13/23)
  • 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 11 y 25 de enero. Las fechas futuras están disponibles en el 2023 (para una cita, llame al 718-933-2539)
  • Lotería de venta en la pagina NYC Housing Connect: Soundview Cooperatives Phase III (los ingresos requeridos comienzan en $61,030 y esta lotería cierra el 1/13) /23)
  • Para saber la próxima orientación con NHS y sus consejeros de vivienda haga clic aqui

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

Bronx Peoples Credit Union Mobile Branch & Tenant Support

​Every other Thursday


10am - 3pm
45 West Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY 10453 The Credit Union Mobile Branch will be on the street and the NYC Tenant Support Unit is located in the Northwest Bronx Resource Center street-level offices at 45 West Tremont Avenue (please use door with the blue awning)

About

​Bronx People’s Federal Credit Union

It’s back in the Bronx and it’s coming to Morris Heights! Come visit this full-service mobile branch in front of 45 West Tremont Avenue to learn about:

  • Affordable low-cost savings and check accounts
  • Credit builder loans and balance transfer promo
  • ITIN lending
  • ATM locations, online banking and more!

NYC Tenant Support (TSU)

TSU in-person services will also be at 45 West Tremont Avenue. Call (718)933-2539 to make an appointment or stop by to sign up

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. We also encourage NYC tenants to visit the Tenant Resource Portal which is available in multiple languages - https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/



Upcoming

Past

ASK the Chase Banker/¡PREGUNTE AL BANQUERO con Chase Bank!
Thursday, Jan 26, 2023
4pm
January 26, 2023, 4pm

Ask the Banker with Chase Bank will be on Zoom. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOisrTguGdHBzIKJwBUgLNbPJ7YOVgIk

About

ASK THE BANKER with Chase Bank! ( click for registration)
Thursday, January 26 at 4 pm on Zoom

Are you a Chase customer? Do you have questions about Chase accounts, loans, and fees? Join UNHP by Zoom and ask your questions in Spanish or English to Chase account, loan, and savings specialists. Come bring your general banking questions as well as questions about Chase savings, checking, loans, credit cards, and other products. Learn about which type of account is best for you to build financial stability and avoid overdrafts and account fees. You will be able to learn about and discuss building credit and creating long-term budget goals.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOisrTguGdHBzIKJwBUgLNbPJ7YOVgIk

¡PREGUNTE AL BANQUERO con Chase Bank!
Jueves 26 de enero a las 4pm por Zoom

¿Es usted cliente de Chase? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre cuentas, préstamos y tarifas de Chase? Reúnase con UNHP por Zoom y haga sus preguntas en español o inglés a los especialistas en cuentas, préstamos y ahorros de Chase. Venga y traiga sus preguntas bancarias generales, así como preguntas sobre ahorros, cuentas corrientes, préstamos, tarjetas de crédito y otros productos de Chase. Conozca qué tipo de cuenta es mejor para usted para generar estabilidad financiera y evitar sobregiros y cargos de cuenta. Podrá discutir y aprender sobre la creación de crédito y de metas presupuestarias a largo plazo.

Regístrese aquí: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOisrTguGdHBzIKJwBUgLNbPJ7YOVgIk

Ask UNHP Webinar/PREGUNTE A UNHP
Thursday, Dec 15, 2022
4pm
December 15, 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 an ASK UNHP bilingual Zoom with a look at open Housing Connect lotteries but feel free to bring up any topic relevant to you.

Reúnase con nosotros a las 4:00 para una sesión Preguntale UNHP.

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.