Economic Development

UAC Hosts Workshop on Lending Circles

Date: 
May 15, 2012

Attention all financial educators and organizations that promote financial stability, the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) will present a workshop and brown bag lunch on ROSCA Lending Circles, the practice that allows cohorts to lend to each other to help achieve their financial goals. The discussion, hosted by UAC’s Community and Economic Development department, Financial Education Subcommittee, will take place on Thursday, May 17, noon- 1:00 p.m., at the Urban Affairs Coalition (1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor).

Logan Community Development Corporation Open House

Event Details
Date: 
March 8, 2012
Price: 
$0.00
Come meet our team and learn about our innovative programs. Enjoy food and refreshments from local vendors, and mingle with neighbors and friends. RSVP to Melissa@logancdc.org or 215-302-1604 ext. 100.

Thursday, March 8, 4-7 p.m.
Come meet our team and learn about our innovative programs. Enjoy food and refreshments from local vendors, and mingle with neighbors and friends. RSVP to Melissa@logancdc.org or 215-302-1604 ext. 100.

Mid-Atlantic Health Care Joins Home∙Buy∙Now

Date: 
January 13, 2012

According to a new Stanford University Study, the portion of American families living in middle-income neighborhoods has declined significantly since the 1970s, resulting in rising income inequities.  The Urban Affairs Coalition’s Philadelphia Home∙Buy∙Now program is seeking to help combat this issue by assisting employees purchase a home in the City of Philadelphia.

Can We Tackle Philadelphia's Poverty Problem With Technology?

Date: 
October 4, 2011

Our economy has taken a sustained pounding. Unemployment is out of control and the economic outlook for the next decade looks questionable, at best.

With a quarter of all Philadelphians living in poverty, many fear that we may be entering a new down-graded reality that is structural and permanent. However, we can use technology and training to get us on the right track again.

Author: 
Arun Prabhakaran is the Director of Government and Strategic Partnerships for the Urban Affairs Coalition. The group has taken an active role in fighting digital divide issues in Philadelphia.
Source: 
Technically Philly

Coalition Releases Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

Date: 
September 22, 2011

A practical and comprehensive guide for residents, housing counselors, lawyers, and mortgage lenders

The national foreclosure crisis continues to have a devastating effect on communities across the Philadelphia region. The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), a nonprofit organization that works to build wealth in urban communities, has released the newest edition of its Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide. The Guide is designed to help residents, housing counselors, lawyers, and mortgage lenders navigate the mortgage foreclosure process.

Comcast Offers Low-Cost Internet and Computers

Date: 
September 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area households could get low-cost computers and Internet service under a new program from Comcast.

When Comcast was seeking FCC approval of its acquisition of NBC Universal, the company committed to a program to help bridge the digital divide. The result is its Internet Essentials programs, which executive vice president David Cohen said is available nationwide to any family in a Comcast service area with a child eligible for free school lunches.

Author: 
Dave Davies
Source: 
WHYY News