Economic Development

UAC Thanksgiving Basket Program

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November 22, 2014
Celebrating 31 years of giving

For 31 years, Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) has worked with community groups, churches and elected officials to provide some of Philadelphia’s most needy families with a Thanksgiving dinner. Last year UAC with partners Brown’s Shoprite distributed 1,000 baskets, feeding 6,000 individuals. Due to an increased demand, this year’s goal is to feed 1,100 families.

Global Citizen: King Day of Service Planning Webinar

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November 12, 2014
Planning for a Day of Purposeful Service

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm, the Urban Affairs Coalition Program Partner Global Citizen 365 is hosting a Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service Planning Webinar. With three months away until MLK Day, this project planning meeting will highlight forthcoming initiatives for 2015. Last year's MLK Day of Service attracted over 125,000 volunteers and completed over 1,700 projects across Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Organizations will learn how to organize projects and be given advice on how to properly develop their ideas.

Senior Financial Smarts

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November 14, 2014
Learn how to protect yourself financially and keep more in your pocket.

On Friday, November 14,  2014 from 9:30-11:30am, the Philadelphia Senior Center will host Senior Financial Smarts, a workshop designed for senior citizens but beneficial for all ages who want to protect their finances and assets and learn more about home improvement resources.

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Homestead Exemption Program Extends Deadline

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December 1, 2014
Extended deadline, apply early!

The Office of Property Assessment has extended the application deadline for their Homestead Exemption program through Monday, December 1st. This program will offer real estate tax relief by reducing the taxable portion of a property by $30,000 dollars offering an average yearly saving of $402 dollars. Only primary residences are eligible for the Homestead Exemption program. Applicants are encourage to apply as early as possible so that saving can be reflected in their 2015 real estate tax bill. To apply online, visit the link here.

Philadelphia Department of Revenue

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January 31, 2015
Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program accepting applications now!

Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program Accepting Applications

Marcellus Shales Opportunities for Small Businesses

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March 26, 2014

On Wednesday, March 26 11:30am join the Urban Affairs Coalition, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, and the African American Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion on Marcellus Shale opportunities for Small Businesses in the Philadelphia region.  Come learn about small business opportunities in the natural gas production industry for Philadelphia's regional businesses from experts associated with the Marcellus Shale Coalition.