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.


January 14, 2015
Ms. Williams is a Mini-PHIL loan recipient.  As a senior citizen and block captain she has been invested in the neighborhood of Germantown for many years.  She purchased her home decades...
December 19, 2014
An inside look at the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology’s first year at the Coalition For over 20 years Dr. Joyce White was Director of the Ban Chiang Project at the University of...
December 19, 2014
On November 19, 2014, 900AM WURD interviewed Kareem E. Thomas, Regional VP & Market Manager of Business Banking at Citizen’s Bank and co-chair of UAC’s Friends of the Coalition Initiative and...


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.