Community & Economic Development

Personal Finance Q&A: Ask the Experts

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Date: 
April 19, 2012
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$0.00

Do You Have Money Questions? Personal Finance Q&A: Ask the Experts

Should I buy or lease a new car? What kind of bank account is best for me? What do I do if I am facing foreclosure? How am I going to pay for my child's education? Get your questions answered by experts in Housing, Banking and Investing.

Join us for a Personal Finance Q & A
Thursday, April 19th
Noon-1PM
Urban Affairs Coalition, 1207 Chestnut St., 4th Floor

Home Economics: Home Buy Now helps employees' purchases

Date: 
March 30, 2012

Family in front of new home

Valerie Garfield had a vision 18 years ago that someday - she wasn't sure when - she would own the house one door away from her mother's on South 46th Street. 

That dream became a reality Jan. 30. The house, which she had been renting for several years, was hers at last. 

Author: 
Al Heavens
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Financial Forum: Getting Back on Track- Detoured But Not Detrailed

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Date: 
March 24, 2012

UAC's Community & Economic Development department presents, “Getting Back On Track – Detoured But Not Derailed” Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The purpose of the forum is to educate the community on resources that will assist them in “Getting back On Track” with fiscal and personal goals. It will assist individuals and families with  handling challenges affiliated with housing, utilities, credit, money and technology.

Business News in Brief: Bank Grant to Aid Students

Date: 
March 3, 2012

The Citizens Bank Foundation presented a $50,000 grant this week to the Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition's effort to promote financial literacy among public school students. Part of the grant will support development of the coalition's Financial Advancement Network Club workshops, including six new clubs for 60 students on "Getting, Keeping, and Growing Your Money"; "Smart Shopping"; and "Living on Your Own." The clubs will be hosted by the School District for seventh- and eighth-grade students.

Author: 
Al Heavens
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Reinventing Older Communities Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Conference

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Date: 
May 9, 2012
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Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and our co-sponsors as we consider strategies for building resilient cities, with a particular focus on smaller cities that were once manufacturing centers.

Register now for the fifth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference to be held May 9-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and our co-sponsors as we consider strategies for building resilient cities, with a particular focus on smaller cities that were once manufacturing centers. 

The conference will explore how:

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.