Community & Economic Development

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

Event Details
Date: 
May 9, 2012
Price: 
$0.00
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.

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.

Minority Enterprise Development Week

Event Details
Date: 
October 5, 2011
Price: 
$0.00

The Urban Affairs Coalition is a sponsor 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.

Waterfront Corporation Plans to Work with Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Date: 
August 3, 2011

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has plans to spend about 25 to 30 percent of its discretionary budget working with women- and minority-owned businesses.

That money -- about $1.05 million -- will supports goods and services from those businesses this fiscal year.

Author: 
Shannon McDonald
Source: 
Newsworks.org

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

Date: 
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.