Economic Development

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

Event Details
October 5, 2011
Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week

UAC is a proud sponor of the Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference is part of the National Minority Business Development Agency. The purpose of this conference is to provide critical information to foster the growth and competitiveness of the minority business community. The conference features various workshops presented by the some of the city’s top corporations, universities, organizations and city departments to help minority businesses succeed.

UAC To Host Information Session For Employers on Philadelphia Home•Buy•NowProgram

July 25, 2011

Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now is an excellent tool for employers to recruit top talent and for the city to create more stable, flourishing neighborhoods,” Mayor Nutter.

The Urban Affairs Coalition is hosting an information session for Philadelphia employers to learn more about the City’s recently re-launched Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now program.

Home Buy Now offers cash for home purchase

July 19, 2011

The city has re-launched a program called Home Buy Now that will give up to $4,000 to Philadelphians for the purchase of a home, if their employer provides matching funds.

Eric Mayes
Philadelphia Tribune

UAC's Economic Development Projects Consults on the Delaware River Master Plan

June 20, 2011
Recently, when the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) presented its master plan for the redevelopment of the waterfront, UAC was at the table.

Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now

A city-funded, employer-assisted housing program.

UAC Partners with City to Relaunch Program to Help Working Philadelphians Buy Homes

July 18, 2011

 Mayor Michael A. Nutter relaunched Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now, a program that helps Philadelphia’s workforce to become homeowners. The City provides incentives for participating employers to volunteer to provide their employees with grants or forgivable loans toward the purchase price of a new home within the city limits. The City will match this funding up to $4,000 per home buyer.

Urban Affairs Coalition’s Campaign for Working Families

June 15, 2011

Urban Affairs Coalition’s Campaign for Working Families Ends Another Successful Tax Season

With great enthusiasm, The Campaign for Working Families (CFWF), a partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition, announces another successful tax season.  During the 2011 tax season, CFWF completed 12,210 tax returns securing $22.3 million for low-income Philadelphia residents in state and federal tax returns, which includes $7,709,707 of Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) refunds. 

Working to Narrow Philadelphia's Digital Divide

May 17, 2011

When it was announced to the world that U.S. forces had killed Public Enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden, I got the news as a text message on my BlackBerry from a friend who'd received an alert from his online news service.

By the time President Obama officially addressed the nation, the news was old - 60 minutes had elapsed since the bulletin first hit my hip.

In the 24/7 news cycle around which our world revolves, being connected to the right information at the right time has become a matter of vital importance.

David W. Brown
Philadelphia Inquirer