Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC)
Our Mission: 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.
Who We Are: We are a Coalition of 55+ partner organizations, large and small, working on diverse issues that immediately affect communities. We strengthen nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation; improve life chances for youth and young adults; and provide economic opportunity to low-income households, working families, and disadvantaged businesses.
What We Do: The Coalition shapes public policy and delivers programs that respond to urgent community needs. The problems we face are far too complex for one entity to solve on its own. Our deep community roots and strong linkages to public and private groups allow us to bring together a diverse set of resources around specific issues to drive change from the ground up. The Power of Coalition means that, together, we can accomplish what no one organization can do alone.
- Strengthening nonprofits
- Building wealth in urban communities
- Developing youth and young adults
- Creating strategic partnerships
History: In 1969, a historic partnership between business and community leaders was formed, resulting in the formation of The Philadelphia Urban Coalition. Nicknamed ‘The Urb,’ its purpose was “to eliminate poverty, discrimination and civic unrest, and to secure human and civil rights.” Through the 1980s, alliances grew with the founding of The Urban Affairs Partnership, an organization created to improve the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia Region. In 1991, The Urban Affairs Partnership and the Philadelphia Urban Coalition merged to create the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC). In 2010, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition changed its name to the Urban Affairs Coalition.
Home Improvement LoansUAC's programs include the following:
Looking for money to repair your home? Even if your credit is less-than-perfect you may qualify for a loan. The Urban Affairs Coalition works with the City of Philadelphia and community lenders to offer flexible loans for eligible borrowers to improve their homes, make energy-related improvements and even consolidate some debt.
Info: Home Improvement