Building Wealth - Keep More Money In Your Pocket

UAC develops collaborative approaches to increasing economic opportunity and financial stability in the Tri-State area. We foster opportunities for economic success by uniting businesses, government, and communities, and by providing financial education.

Learn How You Can:

  • Start a Small Business
  • Get Free Tax Preparation
  • Get a Loan to Purchase a Home
  • Start Saving Money
  • Find a Job

Community & Economic Development (CED)

CED brings capital to communities by building bridges between low- and moderate- income areas and mainstream financial institutions. CED identifies and develops strategies to solve community and economic development concerns in the region. Activities include affordable home improvement and debt consolidation loans, employer-assisted housing programs, and financial literacy. Read More >>

Economic Development Projects (EDP)

EDP works in partnership with project developers, owners, construction firms, and universities to help them award contracts to Minority, Women's, and Disabled Business Enterprises, and to successfully employ women and minorities. EDP also prepares community residents for construction jobs in their own neighborhoods and throughout the region. Read More >>

Partners in the Coalition

To increase the economic viability of Philadelphia’s residents so that they can plan for stable, secure futures and can participate fully in civic and community life. We work towards a fair marketplace for financial goods and services and the ability of the people we serve to operate independently in that marketplace.
To provide small business owners and new entrepreneurs with the support and tools they need to thrive: small loans, access to other credit and capital sources, training and technical assistance and, above all, a network of peers, service providers, consultants, and potential customers.


April 21, 2015
The Urban Affairs Coalition, with help from Hack4Impact, is developing a new web tool to help nonprofits analyze their overhead expenses. The Nonprofit Overhead Analyzer will enable organizations to...
April 21, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the Urban Affairs Coalition hosted a forum to hear from the 2015 Mayoral Candidates. In just 2 hours, #UACMayorForum reached over 10,000 individuals making more than 77,800...
March 10, 2015
“Margaret is a senior citizen who has been invested in her neighborhood of the Northeast for almost 50 years!  Margaret is continuing to invest in her neighborhood; when she noticed that there...


Looking for help? Our goal at the Coalition is to provide you with the best information and resources for learning, earning, working, and living in our community. For more information contact us.
A digital booklet designed to help professionals assist their clients in navigating the mortgage foreclosure process.
A city-funded, employer-assisted housing program.