Get Your Child Tax Credit!

43% of eligible PA families did not receive the Child Tax Credit advance payments last year. Most ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families can access between $3,000 and $3,600 per child, just by filing their taxes by April 15. There are free tax preparation programs available for people of any income level: get all…

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PA 211 Connected 1M+ Pennsylvanians to Help Since Pandemic Began

On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the ability to connect from Hello to Help for more than one million individuals who sought help since March of 2020 via phone, text, or web search, and launching a new website chat-for-help available across PA. “PA 211 strives to…

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New Assistance Fund for PA Homeowners

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF) is now accepting applications from PA homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide financial assistance to homeowners for qualified mortgage and housing-related expenses to avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure, or displacement. Find out if you’re eligible, see what’s covered, and get started on the…

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United Way Calls for a Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit in PA

Lemoyne, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania is calling for state legislators to join 28 other states that currently offer individual working taxpayers some tax relief in the form of an Earned Income Tax Credit. A new economic impact study commissioned by United Way of Pennsylvania and released today shows that for every $1 in…

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Free Income Tax Preparation

There are several options for free income tax return preparation this year, both online and in-person. Certain programs, like VITA, have income requirements, but other programs like MyFreeTaxes.com are available to anyone, regardless of their income. Learn more about MyFreeTaxes.com, VITA, and expanded tax credits for the 2021 tax year.

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Internet and Water Assistance Programs Available

There are two new utilities programs that eligible PA residents can take advantage of: On December 31, the FCC launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. There is also an available $100 discount for devices. Learn more about the ACP…

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Nonprofits: Join the PA 211 Newsletter!

PA 211 connects people in all 67 PA counties to the health and human services resources they need, from housing, to food, to health needs, and more. Nonprofit organizations anywhere in the state are invited to join the PA 211 Newsletter, which provides valuable information like learning opportunities, advocacy resources, and updates on regional programs….

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Submit Your Events for 2022 Day of Racial Healing Now!

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Pennsylvania will officially observe the 2022 Day of Racial Healing. The goals of this event are to: Understand that racial healing is at the core of racial equity Offer a time for contemplation and collective action Provide an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity Inspire collective action to…

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Keystone Saves Retirement Savings Legislation

Yesterday, PA State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, in partnership with Rep. Pennycuick and Rep. Driscoll, held a press conference introducing the Keystone Saves retirement program. Several organizations, including United Way of PA, joined the Treasurer during the press conference to share their support. Keystone Saves will help hardworking Pennsylvanians, such as our ALICE population, save for…

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UWP Participates in Children and Youth Hearing

Yesterday, United Way of Pennsylvania and Greater Lehigh Valley United Way testified before the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee on trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences (ACES). The informational hearing reiterated that trauma-informed policies and regulations should be implemented to ensure that every child has a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. It is also…

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