Our Partners at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center
UNHP has long been active in preserving and creating affordable housing in the neighborhood and providing assistance to local residents. This year working with our partners, we helped over 1,500 low income Bronx residents file their taxes for free and will build an ongoing relationship for other services.
Ariva, is a leader in free tax preparation services in New York City and works to empower low-wealth New Yorkers with effective tools and resources so they can make informed financial choices and achieve economic stability.
Fordham Bedford Community Services (FBCS) runs and manages programs for children and neighborhood residents at Refuge House. FBCS offers an afterschool program, a youth summer camp, programs and access to a fully equipped computer lab, immigration services and a daycare provider network. FBCS provides staff and space to UNHP’s tax program and UNHP is proud to share Refuge House with FBCS and expand the services available to neighborhood residents.
The Parodneck Foundation has been delivering foreclosure prevention services for over twenty years and has worked with UNHP by providing services at our homeowner resource fairs. A trained foreclosure prevention counselor is available to work with homeowners and assist them to address their mortgage and foreclosure issues.
UNHP has teamed up with The Financial Clinic, a full service financial development organization, to provide one-on-one financial coaching to interested Bronx residents. UNHP has engaged the services of a trained financial coach twice a week at the Resource Center.
UNHP is also working the Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, an established financial education non-profit with a full service credit union arm, to provide group financial workshops that consist of a five class series alternating in English and Spanish.
Part of the Solution (POTS) started out as a soup kitchen and now offers a “single stop” to people in need, offering a wide range of assistance from meals to social services. POTS provides SNAP and healthcare insurance services to UNHP via a TEN tracker system. UNHP refers clients through this system and POTS follows up with an appointment. POTS is walking distance from the Northwest Bronx Resource Center and has been a community partner with UNHP for many years.
NYC Tenant Services Unit, is the Center’s newest partner. Created by Mayor DiBlasio to provide assistance to tenants at risk of harassment or displacement, the Unit provides assistance and referrals to tenants facing eviction, landlord harassment, poor housing conditions and seeking affordable housing. In addition to legal referrals, TSU helps tenants by connecting them to other vital City services, such as HomeBase and HRA Job Centers.
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UNHP launched the Northwest Bronx Resource Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony in July 2012, and has since then served over 6,000 clients.
The Center provides a range of financial services from six experienced non-profits at one Northwest Bronx location.
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“I was very pleased not only to find the [free tax] services of UNHP, but to have the process explained to us. We were also both able to attend the financial education classes and now our finances are more organized and we are saving regularly.”
— Esbelin Guzman and Julio Almonte, Bronx Residents