Ongoing

Eviction Prevention with NYC Tenant Support Unit

​Every other Thursday from 11am-6pm.


11:00am-6:00pm
Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

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.

La Unidad de Apoyo al Inquilino de la Ciudad de Nueva York brinda 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 experimentando 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.

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First-Time Homebuyer Financial Review

Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Avenue, off of E. 196th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

Are you interested in buying a home? Sign up for our First-Time Homebuyer Financial Review. ​

Meet with the UNHP financial coach to assess your credit, assets, and income to determine if you are mortgage ready. If it turns out that you are ready, a UNHP certified homebuyer counselor can discuss grants, special first time homebuyer programs and other resources.

Bring your income documents and savings information, and the financial coach will provide your credit report along with an assessment of your home readiness to assist with next steps.

Needed documents (for everyone in the household):

  • Tax returns from the last 2 years 
  • Pay-stubs from the last 30 days
  • Last bank statements (Savings)

Call 718-933-2539 today for your free appointment! Servicios también disponibles en Español. 

Financial Coaching

​Each Tuesday and Wednesday


Tuesdays 9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesdays 11:00am-7:00pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center
2715 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

About

A trained coach from The Financial Clinic can work with you on the financial goals that you determine: get a free copy of your credit report and work to resolve errors and issues, work towards a savings goal, address credit issues and judgements or any other financial issue that is your priority  

Please enter your information in the box on the right to request your appointment for free one-on-one financial coaching! You can also call us at 718-933-2539.

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Un asesor financiero entrenado de la “Clinica Financiera” Financial Clinic puede trabajar con usted para lograr sus metas financieras. Reciba una copia gratis de su reporte de crédito, y trabajen juntos para resolver errores en su crédito, ahorrar y solucionar problemas de colecciones.

¡Ponga su información en la caja a la derecha para pedir su cita con un asesor financiero! También nos puede llamar al 718.933.2539.

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SCRIE/DRIE (Rent Freeze) & Housing Connect Application Assistance

​Wednesdays/Miércoles 10am-4pm 


10:00am-4:00pm
Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Ave
corner of East 196th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

​Seniors—Are you Worried about your Rent going Up? Are you or anyone in your household at least 62 years of age or disabled (receives SSI/SSD benefits)? If so, you may be eligible to have your rent frozen through the NYC Rent Freeze Program (SCRIE/DRIE). UNHP can help determine if you qualify and assist with application. Tenant must attend appointment with all required documents. Sessions available from 10:00am-4:00pm.

*Combined household income must be $50,000 or less: and you must pay more than 1/3 of monthly income on rent. Section 8 recipients or NYCHA tenants are not eligible.*

Call 718-933-2539 or RSVP in the box on the right, we can help you apply!

Personas Mayores - ¿Preocupado que su Alquiler Aumente? ¿Usted o alguien en su casa tiene por lo menos 62 años de edad o esta discapacitado (recibe beneficios de SSI/SSD)? Si es así, puede ser elegible para que su renta sea congelada, a través del Programa de Renta Congelada de NYC (SCRIE). Ayuda con aplicaciones entre las 10:00am-4:00pm.

*Ingreso combinado debe ser de $50,000 o menos; y los gastos de alquiler debe ser más de 1/3 de los ingresos mensuales. Si recibes Sección 8 o eres inquilino de NYCHA, no eres elegible.*   

Llame a UNHP al 718-933-2539 o ponga su información en la caja a la derecha para registrarse, ¡podemos ayudarle a aplicar! 

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​Are you interested in applying for NYC's New Affordable Housing?

NYC Housing Connect is the online resource to apply for new affordable housing. It's free and easy - just go to this link and make an account.

If you are a senior, don't have computer access, or just need help - UNHP can help you apply. We can also help you review your credit and household income to make sure you qualify if you get chosen for an apartment.

You can also visit this page to see what applications in NYC are currently available.

Call today for your Housing Connect appointment, or enter your information in the box at the right to request one. 

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Homeowner Assistance with Legal Aid Society

​1st Thursday of the month at 10am 


10:00am - 6:00pm
Northwest Bronx Resource Center
Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Ave, near E. 196th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

​Are you at risk of foreclosure? Looking for legal assistance? 

Have you missed a mortgage or maintenance payment? Are you on the NYC lien sale or are having difficulties with your lender? 

Speak with an expert who can help you stay in your home. Make your appointment today; the sooner, the better. 

Services provided by Legal-Aid Society. 

Enter your information in the box on the right to request an appointment. You can also call us at 718-933-2539.

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¿Está usted en riesgo de perder su casa? ¿Está buscando ayuda legal?

¿Se ha atrasado en un pago hipotecario o de mantenimiento? ¿Está teniendo dificultades con su prestamista?

Hable con un experto que puede ayudarle a permanecer en su casa. Haga su cita hoy; cuanto antes mejor.

Servicios ofrecido por Legal-Aid Society.

Ingrese su información en el cuadro a la derecha para solicitar una cita. También puede llamarnos directamente al 718-933-2539.

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Upcoming

Getting Ahead Workshop (English)
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
June 1, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

Concourse House
2751 Grand Concourse, corner of East 196th St
Bronx, NY 10468

About

​Course meets for 5 workshops (1 day a week) beginning Thursday, June 1st covering financial worries around garnishment, debt collectors, credit cards, student loans, banking products, retirement, savings and more. Individually, the financial advisor can also help with all personal financial concerns.

Participants will receive a copy of their Credit Report along with an analysis, as well as guidance on credit building and debt management. Graduates receive a completion certificate, and a detailed savings and spending plan. Access to free banking package at a local credit union and one-on-one advising is also included.

RSVP today! Enter your information in the box on the right or give us a call at 718-933-2539.

Cursos también ofrecidos en Español. Llame para más información.

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Affordable Housing & Financial Empowerment Day
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017
10:00am-6:00pm
June 6, 2017, 10:00am-6:00pm

Ariva
45-67 West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452 Between W 177 Street and Grand Avenue 4 Train to Burnside or 177 Street

About

​Join us at our Affordable Housing & Financial Empowerment Day on Tuesday, June 6th!

Worried about your rent going up or finding an affordable apartment? Are you or anyone in you household at least 62 years of age or disabled? If so, you may be eligible to have your rent frozen through the NYC Rent Freeze Program (SCRIE/DRIE). See if you qualify and complete your application for SCRIE/DRIE, as well as Housing Connect and Rental Subsidies. Receive 1-on-1 financial coaching on site to ensure that you qualify if called for an apartment, as well as to get your finances in order.

On-site Affordable Housing and Financial Services include:

  • NYC RENT Freeze: Screening, Enrollment and/or Appointments
  • NYC Housing Connect: Enrollment in NYC's Online Affordable Housing Lottery system
  • On-Site Ariva Ready to Rent services: A financial health assessment, access to your credit report/FICO score, and a customized action plan.

  • Benefits: SNAP, Health Insurance Referrals, Affordable Housing Resources
  • Information and follow-up appointments for eviction prevention, financial coaching, and more!

Transportation: 4 train to Burnside Avenue, D or B train to Tremont Avenue.

RSVP is encouraged, please use the form on the right to enter your information or call 718-933-2539. 

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¡Acompáñenos el martes, 6 de junio para un día de vivienda asequible y financiero!

¿Preocupado por que su alquiler aumente o que sea desalojado? 

¿Tiene usted o alguien en su hogar mayor de 62 años de edad o con discapacidad? Si es así, puede ser elegible para tener su renta congelada a través del programa de Congelar su Renta (SCRIE/DRIE), un programa de la ciudad de Nueva York. Venga a ver si usted califica y completa su solicitud para SCRIE/DRIE, así como para nuevas vivienda y subsidios de alquiler. Reciba consejería financiera individual para garantizar que usted califica si es llamado para un apartamento. 

Servicios disponibles durante este evento incluyen:

  • Programa de Congelar su Renta: Aplicaciones para congelar su renta y para la lotería de vivienda asequible de NYC (Housing Connect)

  • Consejería Financiera de Ariva: Una evaluación de salud financiera, acceso a sus informes de crédito y puntuación de FICO, junto a un plan de acción personalizado. 
  • Beneficios Públicos: Referidos para cupones de alimentos (SNAP) y seguro medico
  • Información y citas de seguimiento para la prevención de desalojo, consejería financiera y más.  

Transportación: Tren 4 hasta Burnside Avenue, Tren D o B hasta Tremont Avenue.

Registro es preferido - ¡ponga su información en la caja a la derecha para dejarnos saber su interés en este evento!

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ViewsNWBX 2017 Affordable Housing Forum
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
8:30am-11:00am
June 15, 2017, 8:30am-11:00am

Serviam Gardens
323 East 198th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

The Bronx is the new Brooklyn - a threat, good news, or ridiculous?

Over the years, UNHP has contributed to the conversation about what’s actually happening in the Bronx—in particular the Northwest Bronx—and informed the discussion by sharing the experiences of local groups as well as data and analysis. We have been doing just that in our new blog series Views From the Northwest Bronx since February. The posts have covered changes in community development, Bronx demographics, multifamily housing sales, and the impact of city housing policy and private investment in the borough. We will conclude with the June 15 ViewsNWBX Affordable Housing Forum designed to highlight some of these important perspectives. 

Join us for the ViewsNWBX Affordable Housing Forum, a Bronx-based panel discussion on the range of housing and demographic topics covered in our recent Views from the Northwest Bronx blog series.

Breakfast - 8:30am Presentation & Discussion - 9:00am Panel is currently in formation.

Read our #ViewsNWBX blog series here. Get your tickets today, available here

For more information or questions, call Niki Quiterio at 718-933-3101.

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Past

Chris Hayes of MSNBC’s ‘All In with Chris Hayes’ Returns To His Bronx Roots to Promote New Book
Sunday, May 21, 2017
6:45pm
May 21, 2017, 6:45pm

Lehman College - Speech and Theatre Building
Room: Lovinger Theatre
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468

About

​Lehman College, in partnership with Dream Yard, the University Neighborhood Housing Program, and the Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Development, will welcome Chris Hayes back to the Bronx to discuss his new book, A Colony in a Nation, on Sunday, May 21, at 6:45 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the community, will take place in the Lovinger Theatre. Book sales will benefit one Lehman alumna Noëlle Santos, who dreams of opening the borough’s only bookstore.

Born and raised in the Norwood section of the Bronx, Hayes is the best-selling author of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, an Emmy Award-winning news anchor, and serves as Editor-at-Large of The Nation. In his new book, A Colony in a Nation, Hayes posits that there are two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation.

Santos, who has generated a great deal of attention recently for her Lit Bar bookstore idea, will facilitate book sales at the event. A portion of the sales will go to fund her bookstore. Santos hopes to open her storefront by the fall.

The Lit Bar is to be a hybrid bookstore and wine bar. Santos has spent the past two years working hard to make it a reality. This included submitting a business proposal that won $7,500 in the New York Public Library and Citi Foundation’s NYStartUP! Business Plan Competition. Training with bookstore owners around the city to learn how to properly run one. And launching a crowd funding campaign, which had a goal of $80,000 that it surpassed while helping to garner national press for her initiative.

The evening’s program includes a book discussion, followed by a brief Q&A, and book signing.

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Getting Ahead Workshop (Spanish)
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
April 20, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

Concourse House
2751 Grand Concourse, corner of East 196th St
Bronx, NY 10468

About

¿Estas interesado en estabilidad financiera? ¡UNHP le puede ayudar! Ayuda gratuita y profesional está disponible. Tome control de sus finanzas en el próximo Taller de Educación Financiera, patrocinado por University Neighborhood Housing Program. El curso, en Español, empieza el Jueves, 20 de Abril de 6:00-8:00PM. Se reúne por 5 sesiones, 1 día a la semana, cubriendo varios temas como embargos, agencias de colecciones, crédito, préstamos estudiantiles, ahorros y más. 

Participantes recibirán copias de su reporte de crédito y un análisis, junto con asistencia en establecer crédito y manejar sus deudas. Graduados reciben un certificado de compleción y un plan de gastos detallado. Acceso a un paquete bancario y ayuda 1-a-1 también está disponible.

¡Regístrese hoy! Registre su información en la caja a la derecha para inscribirse, llame al 718-933-2539 o visite www.unhp.org.

Espacio limitado. Taller también es ofrecido en Ingles. Workshops are also available in English. Call (718) 933-2539 for upcoming dates.

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Northwest Bronx Resource Center - Spring Into Action Day
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
1:00pm-5:30pm
April 12, 2017, 1:00pm-5:30pm

Refuge House
2715 Bainbridge Avenue, corner of East 196th St
Bronx, NY 10458

About

​Walk in on Wednesday, April 12th from 1:00pm to 5:30pm for information and assistance with:

  • NYC Rent Freeze
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Help for Homeowners on the Tax Lien list
  • Immigration Resources and Referrals
  • Credit Review and Repair
  • SNAP Guidelines and Applications
  • Health Insurance and Low Cost Access
  • Bring your financial questions to a certified financial coach and establish next steps 
  • Sign up for Getting Ahead 

Participating groups include:

  • The Financial Clinic
  • Fordham Bedford Community Services
  • NYS Department of Finance
  • POTS (Part of The Solution) 
  • Bronx Community Health Network, Inc.
  • NYC Tenant Support Unit (TSU) 
  • The Parodneck Foundation 
  • Apple Bank 
  • TD Bank