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1608 Walnut Street, Suite 600
United States

About Us

UESF was established in 1983, focusing upon the provision of emergency utility assistance for its first 26 years. Beginning in 2009, UESF began addressing the energy poverty problem in a more complete and holistic manner, as part of a larger housing stabilization issue.

What we do today

Housing Stabilization

The objectives or our program are:

  1. To keep families in their homes through immediate application of emergency assistance;
  2. To preserve housing for the long term through prevention resources and services, education, and self-sufficiency training;
  3. To increase family income through access to benefits, many of which go untapped and/or originate from sources external to City sources.

Within the Housing Stabilization Program, the following assistance is provided:

  • Utility grants
  • Rent, security deposit and mortgage assistance
  • Housing assistance for persons or their family members with disabilities
  • Applications for assistance, including LIHEAP, SNAP, CHIP, property/rent rebates, Earned Income Tax Credit, PECO and PGW assistance programs, and food resources
  • Self-Sufficiency Workshops and One-on-One Counseling

Who we serve

During FY 2011, UESF served over 5100 families. The average annual income was $13,700, or approximately 80% of the federal poverty level. The majority of these families had female heads of household.

Latest Listings

Assistant Director of Housing Stabilization (Job)