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  • UAC Heads to Harrisburg | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Senator Washington and Senator Williams Alexander and Smith along with representatives from Community Legal Services CLS AARP and other advocacy groups met with Senator Costa s Assistant Counsel Thomas Lebo Jr Representatives of the coalition urged senators to rethink the new bill and to understand that this so called better bill still has the predatory practices as the previous bill that was introduced last year which will keep borrowers in a cycle of debt Payday loans have a negative impact on the people being served by community groups promoting financial literacy UAC s mission is to build wealth in underserved communities and to give Philadelphians the tools to achieve financial stability With easy access to payday loans people will be less likely to improve their money management habits and continue to remain in debt CED uses financial workshops as a way to provide assistance to those in need By connecting individuals to the proper resources community members can make better decisions regarding their finances With the right help people are not dependent on quick schemes that will only cause harm CED and the rest of The Coalition encourage community members to keep contacting their senators to ensure that the micro

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/uac-heads-harrisburg (2016-02-11)
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  • STATE LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Predatory Payday Loans | Urban Affairs Coalition
    strict legislation in order to protect them Senator Browne s proposal for the Micro Loan Program is supposed to be a solution to help families build their credit history however the format is similar to payday loans Micro loans will offer an extended payback period unlike payday loans but the renewal period will continue a repeated cycle of borrowing After eight consecutive loans borrowers are offered longer term loans creating a financial dependency Instead of borrowers learning to make better financial decisions they rely on loans to cover their debt A study conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB revealed that the loans kept individuals trapped in a repeated cycle of borrowing rather than gaining financial freedom and independence In addition to CFPB The Pew Charitable Trust showed that 58 of payday loan borrowers have trouble meeting monthly expenses and use these loans to cover routine bill payments If individuals are in a financial crisis the best solution is to seek guidance UAC s Community Economic Development CED department offers financial education workshops to help families make better money management decisions and to provide them with an opportunity to climb out of debt and achieve financial success These loans exploit the community s most vulnerable residents and take advantage of a dire financial situation UAC has been actively speaking with Community Legal Service s attorney Kerry Smith to address this issue and has sent a letter to Pennsylvania s legislators urging them to understand the financial harm these loans will cause Even though the bill has been passed by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Philadelphia residents can still make their concerns heard and talk to Pennsylvania s legislators to reconsider this serious matter To read the full report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau click here To view

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/state-legislative-alert-predatory-payday-loans (2016-02-11)
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  • Financial Education Workshop on Money Management | Urban Affairs Coalition
    28 29 Financial Education Workshop on Money Management Event Details Date June 12 2013 Location Olney Library 5501 North 5th Street Philadelphia PA See map Google Maps On June 12 th 2013 Olney Library will be hosting a Financial Education Workshop on Money Management This is a great opportunity to learn how to properly save your money and invest in your future UAC s Community Economic Development CED department provides financial education workshops to empower individuals with the tools needed to improve their financial lives The workshop will be held at Olney Library located on 5501 North 5 th Street at 6pm Registration is still open for this event For further details please contact CED s Financial Program Manager Shayna Lear at 215 851 1740 or via email at SLear uac org Tags News Publications Financial Literacy Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends of the Coalition Our Priorities Strengthening Nonprofits Building Wealth Economic Development Projects Services Current Past Clients Community Economic Development CED Committee Philadelphia HomeBuyNow Foreclosure Prevention Home Improvement Loans Financial Education Network FAN Clubs Financial Education

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/financial-education-workshop-money-management (2016-02-11)
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  • 25th Anniversary PHENND Conference | Urban Affairs Coalition
    28 29 25th Anniversary PHENND Conference Event Details Date April 24 2014 Location University of Pennsylvania 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia PA See map Google Maps To Register Register here The 25 th Anniversary Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development PHENND has been reschedule to April 24 25 at the University of Pennsylvania The theme will be Anchor Institutions A Regional Approach and will draw participants from around the country Chris Waters CED Program Manager for Philadelphia Home Buy Now will present and moderate a panel discussion on employer assisted housing and the role of anchor institutions in community development PHENND is a consortium of 33 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia region working to build the capacity of its member institutions to develop mutually beneficial community based partnerships To register click here Tags News Publications Housing Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends of the Coalition Our Priorities Strengthening Nonprofits Building Wealth Economic Development Projects Services Current Past Clients Community Economic Development CED Committee Philadelphia HomeBuyNow Foreclosure Prevention Home Improvement Loans Financial Education Network FAN Clubs Financial

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/25th-anniversary-phennd-conference (2016-02-11)
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  • Save Money on Your Real Estate Taxes | Urban Affairs Coalition
    savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by 30 000 starting in Tax Year 2014 Homeowners who own the property and live there as their primary residence are eligible to apply With the Homestead Exemption homeowners could receive a savings of up to 402 on their property tax bill for 2014 and beyond Once approved homeowners will receive the exemption every year unless the resident moves or the deed to the property changes If the deed to the property changes the Homestead will be removed from the property and the homeowner will have to reapply to receive the exemption To apply call the Homestead Hotline at 215 686 9200 or visit www phila gov opa The deadline for applications is September 13 th 2013 Don t delay apply today Tags News Publications Housing Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends of the Coalition Our Priorities Strengthening Nonprofits Building Wealth Economic Development Projects Services Current Past Clients Community Economic Development CED Committee Philadelphia HomeBuyNow Foreclosure Prevention Home Improvement Loans Financial Education Network FAN

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/news/save-money-your-real-estate-taxes (2016-02-11)
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  • Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) Community/ Networking Social | Urban Affairs Coalition
    UAC Program Partner Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia HPP on Friday March 27 2015 at Pub Webb for a Community Networking Social gathering For more event details please contact HPP at 267 270 2321 or email at info hpphilly org Look forward to see you soon Tags Strengthening Nonprofits Business Entrepreneurship Networking Other Social Justice Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/haitian-professionals-philadelphia-hpp-community-networking-social?mini=calendar%2F2016-01 (2016-02-11)
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  • X-Offenders for Community Empowerment Forum | Urban Affairs Coalition
    for Community Empowerment XCE is having a forum on the upcoming May 2013 Primaries on Wednesday May 15th 2013 This will be an important conversation especially for people who have been formerly incarcerated and convicted XCE s mission is to empower formerly convicted people to become agents of change in helping the community address important issues threatening a healthy family and community life They aim to reduce recidivism by providing educational services as well as by advocating for issues that affect those who have been incarcerated XCE hopes to inspire and influence community members with this upcoming forum They want people to actively participate in elections and have their voice heard XCE will be discussing current political and legal problems those formerly incarcerated are facing Come out and have your questions ready The event will take place from 6pm 8pm at the African American United Fund located on 2231 North Broad Street For additional information please contact Wayne Jacobs at 215 668 8477 or 267 325 0335 Tags News Publications Social Justice Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/x-offenders-community-empowerment-forum (2016-02-11)
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  • Graduate! Philadelphia College Fair | Urban Affairs Coalition
    Details Date July 23 2013 Location 1211 Chestnut ST 9th Floor Philadelphia PA See map Google Maps Graduate Philadelphia is having a College Fair on Tuesday July 23 2013 Advisors from top regional colleges including Temple University Rowan University and Philadelphia University will be on site to review transcripts waive application fees and answer all questions about returning to complete a degree Graduate Philadelphia aims to increase the number of adults with college degrees in the Greater Philadelphia area by offering them a chance to finish college This organization provides FREE OF CHARGE advising guidance and coaching for adults looking to return back to college The college fair will be held at 1211 Chestnut St 9 th Floor from 9am 5pm RSVP is required To RSVP please call 215 498 1504 or email Kristopher Scott Graduate Network org Tags News Publications Education Adult Workforce Development Subscribe to our Newsletter About Us History UAC Impacts President s Corner President s Bio Interviews Speeches Board of Directors Management Staff Financials FAQ Office Location Directions Friends of the Coalition Our Priorities Strengthening Nonprofits Building Wealth Economic Development Projects Services Current Past Clients Community Economic Development CED Committee Philadelphia HomeBuyNow Foreclosure Prevention Home Improvement

    Original URL path: http://www.uac.org/events/graduate-philadelphia-college-fair (2016-02-11)
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