Financial Education & Justice

Make the Most of the Money You Earn & Get Help with Credit or Debt Issues! UNHP can connect you with a trained financial coach over the phone or in-person. Call us at (718)933-2539 to get an appointment with a trained counselor.

Responding to the widespread availability and use of predatory and fringe financial products such as Refund Anticipation Checks (RAC), pawnshops, rent-to-own stores, pricey pre-paid debit cards and high fee check cashing in our neighborhoods, University Neighborhood Housing Program offers free financial education to help local residents avoid these services and address pressing financial concerns.

UNHP works to reduce the use of predatory services by offering topic-specific workshops, community resource fairs, and financial education opportunities. Community Resource Fairs provide on-the-spot assistance and an opportunity for follow-up to the attendees. UNHP also provides workshops around budgeting and money management to groups organized by other local nonprofits.

Over 250 Bronx residents attended the UNHP Immigration and Financial Resources fair on June 14th at OLR. Attendees had on-the-spot access to legal and financial services as well as the opportunity to make follow-up appointments.

UNHP offers one-on-one coaching by trained professionals, free of charge. To offer these services, UNHP works collaboratively with Ariva to offer 1:1 financial counseling. Call us at (718)933-2539 to make an appointment.

Working one-on-one with a trained financial coach, you can learn how to manage your personal finances. These sessions are geared to your needs, and topics can include student loans, debt management, budgeting, and planning for the future.

NTFP Financial adviser, Fernando, leads the third two-hour session of Getting Ahead. Participants benefit from the efforts of the group as well as from the program curriculum and the expertise of the financial adviser.

View our financial literacy video series “Hard Times, Smart Money” for tips and support. // Vea nuestra serie de vídeos financieros, Dinero inteligente, durante tiempos difíciles, para consejos y recursos.

Housing Tips

  1. Reached over 11,000 Bronx Residents since launching the Northwest Bronx Resource Center in July 2012.
  2. UNHP has provided community resource fairs with on the spot assistance around the following issues: water & sewer liens, FAFSA, student debt, credit, banking, foreclosure prevention, immigration and affordable housing.

“Everyone seemed to know their stuff! They were all comfortable and confident answering questions and seemed committed to our financial success. It was simple and easy to understand and bilingual and gave me immediate solutions.”

— Satisfied Credit Extravaganza Fair Attendee