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  • Campaign for Working Families Announces Record-Breaking Results of Free Income Tax Filings | Urban Affairs Coalition
    started in 2003 The tax sites were staffed with 460 IRS certified volunteers providing more than 13 819 hours of free tax services to hard working families across Philadelphia According to the IRS the CWF prepared the most returns and provided the most refund dollars of all of the VITA Campaigns in Pennsylvania A program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition The Campaign for Working Families provides free tax filing assistance so Philadelphia families can maximize federal and state tax credits without paying sky high fees to commercial tax preparers This tax season the CWF operated 12 community based tax sites Philadelphia families earning less than 51 000 and singles with incomes under 20 000 in 2012 were eligible for the CWF s services Thanks to our volunteers and supporters we put more dollars then ever into the pockets of low income families in Philadelphia said Mary Arthur director CWF We were also able to help hundreds of our clients save money by providing direct deposit prepaid debit cards savings bonds FAFSA public benefit screening and financial products that help build assets In addition to free tax preparing and e filing the CWF did 309 Savings Bonds totaling 50 500 454 Prepaid Debit Cards 73 FAFSAs 796 Credit Reports Over the past 11 years the CWF has prepared and e filed 129 747 tax returns and brought 211 3 million in federal and state refunds to working families throughout Philadelphia and surrounding communities By providing this service the CWF has saved these families an additional 24 million in charges for tax preparation check cashing fees and interest on loans For more information visit the website cwfphilly org CONTACT Robin Robinowitz Urban Affairs Coalition 267 973 1064 rrobinowitz uac org Tags News Publications Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/campaign-working-families-announces-record-breaking-results-free-income-tax-filings (2016-05-02)
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  • FAN CLUBS LAUNCH IN GERMANTOWN: PROVIDE FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND PEER SUPPORT | Urban Affairs Coalition
    uac org We are proud to support the FAN Clubs and bring them to Germantown said Donald Haskin Pennsylvania state director Citi Community Development They do what is so important today they empower individuals to take charge of their financial lives The first FAN Club in Germantown convened on April 22 hosted by Germantown Hope Community Church located at 5029 Wayne Avenue During their initial meeting the Germantown Hope Community Church FAN Club members cited reasons why they joined the FAN Club including I spend money erratically want to do better I have a terrible time managing my money and I have four kids a single mom and want to learn how to do things better The session was facilitated by Shayna Lear Subsequent sessions will be led by Cherise Wynne realtor CITYSPACE UAC first launched the FAN Clubs in 2004 to meet the financial education needs of low to moderate income people FAN Clubs are changing money habits enabling people to pay off debt or save for the future We are excited to take our model to Germantown said Sharmain Matlock Turner president and CEO Urban Affairs Coalition To learn more about UAC s FAN Club program please visit http fan uac org About Citi Community Development Citi Community Development CCD is leading Citi s commitment to achieve economic empowerment and growth for underserved individuals families and communities by expanding access to financial products and services and building sustainable business solutions and innovative partnerships Our focus areas include commercial and philanthropic funding innovative financial products and services and collaborations with institutions that expand access to financial products and services for low income and underserved communities For more information please visit http www citicommunitydevelopment com The Financial Advancement Network FAN Club is a program of the Community and Economic Department

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/fan-clubs-launch-germantown-provide-financial-education-and-peer-support (2016-05-02)
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  • Don't Be a Victim! Learn How to Repair Your Home the Right Way | Urban Affairs Coalition
    contractors and learn what the typical scams are The Community and Economic Development Division of the Urban Affairs Coalition UAC is hosting a Special Consumer Protection and Financial Education Forum Repairing Your Home the Right Way on Thursday April 25 from 2 00pm to 4 00pm at the Philadelphia Senior Center Auditorium 509 S Broad Street Philadelphia Speakers include Phae Howard founder executive director and home repair fraud prevention expert The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud NCPHIF will let homeowners know the hidden dangers when dealing with contractors Carlotta Bulls Older Adult Protective Services Philadelphia Corporation for Aging will be making a presentation about Elder Abuse Financial Exploitation and Scams Chanel Alexander Urban Affairs Coalition will be presenting UAC s special home loan program in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and neighborhood banks providing trustworthy options to Philadelphia residents looking to repair their homes Sponsored by UAC NCPHIF Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Philadelphia Senior Center the event is FREE and the public is invited To register email rsvp ncphif org or call 855 2 NoFraud Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/dont-be-victim-learn-how-repair-your-home-right-way (2016-05-02)
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  • RFP: Internal Audit Consulting for Federal Stimulus Grant | Urban Affairs Coalition
    the end of the grant period UAC disburses funds to sub recipient organizations on a reimbursement basis and in line with programmatic deliverables Click here to download full RFP and Details General Requirements UAC is issuing this RFP for Financial Internal Audit Services for the time period from May 13 2013 to August 31 2013 In responding prospective Vendors should describe in detail how it is qualified to provide the necessary services as stated in this document The successful offer will demonstrate the Vendor s ability to provide both actionable fiscal compliance policy and procedure recommendations and detailed documentation review that is to provide both higher level and hands on assistance Working with the UAC accounting and BTOP staff ultimately the Vendor will ensure UAC is adequately prepared in the event of a federal audit Specific Deliverables Provide federal financial audit preparation services Direct internal audits on BTOP related financials both match and federal portions and documentation to ensure NTIA Compliance including compliance with the following entities Department of Commerce DOC Grants policies BTOP program specific compliance guidelines ARRA guidelines Report on audit findings including guidance on potential correctional measures if when necessary provide guidance to ensure proper adjustments are made prior to August 31 2013 Required Experience Federal audit experience preferably experience with stimulus funding PROPOSAL PREPARATION Proposals should be as thorough and detailed as possible so that the UAC may properly evaluate the firm s capabilities to provide the required services Prospective vendors are required to submit the following items as a complete proposal Complete Data Sheet Attachment A Complete Budget Sheet Attachment B A brief written narrative statement including The firm s ability to deliver on the required and desired deliverables expressed in III Statement of Need The experience and variety of services provided by your firm

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/rfp-internal-audit-consulting-federal-stimulus-grant (2016-05-02)
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  • Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off | Urban Affairs Coalition
    a Money Management Workshop for Ready Able and Willing homeless residents in South Philadelphia It will be led by Shayna Lear program manager UAC On April 13 a financial education workshop will be presented by Cherisse Wynne realtor City Space and Shayna Lear program manager UAC during the Juanita Kidd Stout Youth Entrepreneurial Conference sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc On April 25 UAC will host a Special Consumer Protection and Financial Education Forum Repairing Your Home the Right Way with speaker Phae Howard founder and executive director The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud NCPHIF It will be held from 2 00pm to 4 00pm at the Philadelphia Senior Center Auditorium 509 S Broad St Sponsored by UAC NCPHIF Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Philadelphia Senior Center the event is FREE and the public is invited On Saturday April 27 UAC will participate in Comcast Cares Day Digital Resource Fair from 10 00am to 2 00pm at the School District of Philadelphia 440 North Broad For school aged children and their families Co sponsored by Comcast KEYSPOT and the School District of Philadelphia UAC s financial literacy training will be led by Ron Dutton vice president Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations The event is FREE and the public is invited Strongly supported by non profit organizations financial institutions the United States Congress and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission National Financial Literacy Month aims to promote the importance of making informed financial decisions The Urban Affairs Coalition s Community and Economic Development CED Department sponsors financial education CED s mission is to bring capital to communities by building bridges between low and moderate income areas and mainstream financial institutions The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiatives to improve the

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/financial-literacy-month-kicks (2016-05-02)
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  • Philadelphia Home Buy Now program seeks Anchor Institution | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Buy Now is administered by a partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition which assists with the program s design and ongoing management Bringing back Philadelphia Home Buy Now is a major boost to Philadelphia for employees for employers and for neighborhoods We are proud to partner with the city to administer the program said Sharmain Matlock Turner president and CEO Urban Affairs Coalition The program features 4 000 matching grants for homebuyers working for anchor institutions and 2 000 matching grants for other homebuyers Anchor institutions are major employers with 250 or more employees in targeted areas that are no larger than one square mile surrounding the institution The program also offers onsite homebuyer workshops discounted housing services and linkages to other housing programs Twenty two participating employers currently participate including anchor institutions Drexel University University of Pennsylvania and Temple University with organizations such as NewCourtland Life and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Philadelphia Home Buy Now provides wide ranging benefits For participating employers the program offers a powerful tool for building strong successful companies Studies of similar programs have found that staff who receive housing benefits like Philadelphia Home Buy Now stay at their jobs 50 percent longer saving their companies money in separation recruitment and training costs Staff who receive a housing benefit also score higher on performance reviews than their peers For Philadelphia s neighborhoods the program contributes to stability and a sense of community by bringing in new homeowners Philadelphia Home Buy Now is funded out of bond proceeds with a public commitment of only 735 000 and does not impact the general fund Philadelphia Home Buy Now is now seeking another anchor institution to join the program and has issued a Letter of Intent to Apply with a deadline of February 22 Details can be

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/philadelphia-home-buy-now-program-seeks-anchor-institution (2016-05-02)
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  • Campaign for Working Families, United Way, City of Philadelphia and Urban Affairs Coalition Provide Free Tax Assistance to Community | Urban Affairs Coalition
    that would have been left on the table providing a much needed boost to their household incomes In the City of Philadelphia The Campaign for Working Families offers free tax preparation e filing direct deposit U S Savings Bonds pre paid debit cards FAFSA completion credit reports and screening for public benefits T he Campaign operates 11 community based tax sites in Philadelphia that will open January 25 2013 This tax season we re excited to again work with The Campaign for Working Families and the City of Philadelphia to offer two new services for free tax filing says Sharmain Matlock Turner President and CEO Urban Affairs Coalition Taxpayers can now drop their tax information at the Philly 311 Center located at City Hall and pick up their returns on the next scheduled day They can also file their own taxes for free at one of the 80 KEYSPOTS throughout the city where computers and high speed internet access is available using MyFreeTaxes com phillykeyspots The Urban Affairs Coalition has provided financial management services to the Campaign since 2003 Free tax preparation services are available to families earning 51 000 or less and to individuals earning 20 000 or less The locations and hours of service of the Campaign s free tax sites are available on the website www CWFPhilly org or by calling 3 1 1 Taxes are prepared by IRS certified volunteers To find a KEYSPOT location visit phillykeyspots org or file your taxes from your computer at MyFreeTaxes com philly UWGPSNJ and partners also offer free tax preparation services for qualifying individuals throughout the region Taxpayers can visit UnitedForImpact org VITA for locations in their community They can also file their taxes for free online thanks to the generous support of the Wal Mart Foundation at MyFreeTaxes com phillysjunited In the past three years I paid for my taxes to be done at a commercial tax preparer in Center City Last year I paid 300 for a simple return I could have spent that 300 for transportation groceries and childcare says one of Campaign s 2013 tax filers Janean Williams Last year it took the preparer about 30 minutes to process our taxes I did not realize it was so much to have someone else prepare my taxes Now I know better Philadelphia Tax Sites Urban Affairs Coalition 1207 Chestnut St 4th floor Philly 311 City Hall Room 167 PA CareerLink Northwest 235 W Chelten Ave People for People 702 North Broad St Northeast Tax Site 7315 Castor Ave Impact Services 1952 E Allegheny Ave Diversified Community Services 1529 S 22nd St United Communities 2029 S 8th St Ebenezer Temple Pentecostal Church 5649 Christian St Mt Pisgah AME Church 429 N 41st St Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships 3509 Spring Garden St About The Campaign for Working Families The Campaign for Working Families a program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition boosts the number of people who receive FREE tax filing assistance and do not have to

    Original URL path: http://www.gpuac.org/news/campaign-working-families-united-way-city-philadelphia-and-urban-affairs-coalition-provide-free (2016-05-02)
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  • UAC ANNOUNCES HONOREES FOR 43RD ANNIVERSARY BREAKFAST | Urban Affairs Coalition
    finding solutions to address the complexities of today s community problems requires multiple stakeholders and diverse sectors working together toward a common goal This year s event theme Public Private Partnerships Advancing Community Development will highlight the contributions of four Philadelphians who have made a tremendous difference to organizations and communities in the Philadelphia region Bill Hankowsky Chairman President and CEO of Liberty Property Trust will receive the Edward G Rendell Doer Award which honors individuals who have made the communities of Philadelphia a better place to live work and play Barbara Adams General Counsel of the Philadelphia Housing Authority will receive the Dwight Evans Living Legacy Award which recognizes a leader committed to fostering UAC s mission and values The Urban Affairs Coalition s Community Economic Development Committee represented by Bill Smith Senior Vice President Community Investments Citizens Bank Rick Sauer Executive Director Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations and Don Kelly Director Community and Economic Development Urban Affairs Coalition will receive the Ernest E Jones Community Leadership Award which goes to a community organization and its leaders for contributing to the quality of life in Philadelphia About the 43rd Anniversary Breakfast Friday November 16th 7 45 9 30 a m Crystal Tea Room Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East Philadelphia PA Sponsorship opportunities are available Single tickets are 100 For tickets and information visit www uac org annual fundraising breakfast or contact Addie Koch at 717 309 5010 or akoch uac org About the Urban Affairs Coalition The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government business neighborhoods and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues Visit us at www uac org Attachment Size FINAL 2012 Breakfast press release Honorees pdf 400 92 KB Tags News Publications Subscribe

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