UWP to Help Manage 33-County Grant

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Pennsylvania will serve as fiscal agent for two grants designed to prevent and alleviate homelessness in 33 PA counties. UWP will help the Eastern PA Continuum of Care (COC) manage funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh….

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Moratorium on Evictions to End Aug. 31

Earlier this week, the Governor announced that the statewide moratorium on evictions put in place to protect Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 crisis will end on August 31. For assistance with rent or mortgage expenses, CARES relief funding is available through PHFA. If you need assistance filling out the required forms, call PHFA at 1-855-827-3466 (se…

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UWP Seeks to Understand Pandemic Impacts on PA Families

United Way of Pennsylvania is conducting a COVID-19 Impact Survey to assess the financial and household burdens that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused on our state‚Äôs families. This short confidential survey asks Pennsylvania families about their experience with finances, housing and utilities, child care, food accessibility, transportation and health care during the last 5 months….

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Join Our Team: Administrative Assistant, PT

United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 are seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team player to provide key administrative support which allows both organizations to deliver on their missions. The administrative assistant will also provide support to United Way of Pennsylvania President and PA 211 Executive Director who is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities…

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Did You Get Your Stimulus Check?

As many as 450,000 Pennsylvanians have not gotten their Economic Impact Payment, also known as the stimulus check. This one-time $1,200 payment is eligible to most people earning less than $75,000 per year, plus $500 per dependent child. If you receive benefits such as TANF, SNAP, or MA, this payment will not affect your benefit…

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COVID-19 Impact on Child Care

Since the COVID-19 crisis started in the U.S., 60% of child care centers have shut down, and 2/3 of parents have had to change their child care arrangements. Read the study published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation this week, which outlines the impact on the child care industry, parents, and businesses and employers.

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Resources for School Communities during COVID-19

As we approach the traditional back-to-school time, you may be wondering what the reopening process will look like for our educational institutions. The PA Department of Education has provided¬†resources for school communities during COVID-19, including guidance on reopening for the 2020-2021 academic year, and guidance for youth sports, recreation, and summer camps. There is also…

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View Up-To-Date State COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

Statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts are constantly changing – see current guidance on the Governor’s ‘Process to Reopen Pennsylvania’ page. Scroll down to the “Green Phase” heading to see the restrictions that are in place for the whole state right now, and stay informed!

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Protections from Evictions and Foreclosures Extended through Aug. 31

Today, Governor Wolf announced an extension of the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures due to nonpayment, until August 31, 2020. This protection only applies to renters and homeowners who have not received assistance from PHFA or are not already receiving relief through one of several federal foreclosure moratorium programs or judicial orders. Lenders and property…

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File Your Taxes by July 15th

Tax Day, which has been extended to July 15th this year, is fast approaching. Every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free at MyFreeTaxes.com.

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