Community & Economic Development

Coalition Releases Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

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

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October 5, 2011

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

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.

Shannon McDonald

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.

Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

A digital booklet designed to help professionals assist their clients in navigating the mortgage foreclosure process.

PHIL-Plus and Mini-PHIL Loans

May 9, 2011
Looking for money to repair your home? Even if your credit is less-than-perfect you may qualify for a loan.