News & Events


“Right to Counsel”

Join UESF at the “Right to Counsel” hearing at City Hall, Room 400 on October 29th at 10am. UESF is in full support because no one should face eviction alone!!


23rd Annual PECO MEAF GOLF outing

Every year we have a fundraiser to help support low income PECO customers keep their electric on all year round. This year we raised over $55,000 to go towards MEAF funds.

Thank you to all who came and supported our organization:)



Are you behind on your PECO bill?

Are you a PECO customer at or below 150% FPL? You may be eligible for the CAP program. For more information, call 215.814.6841 TODAY!!!



Community Block Party!

Come join UESF at 5317 N 3rd Street for a fun day of resources, food, kid activities, free haircuts and so much more!!!


UESF Awarded over $1 Million by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs – Award made to UESF for Seventh Consecutive Year!

(August 31, 2019) Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) has been awarded $1,040,402 from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to stabilize housing for homeless and imminently homeless veterans in Philadelphia.

“Since first receiving SSVF funding in 2013, UESF has assisted over 1200 vulnerable Veteran families stabilize their housing,” said John Rowe, UESF Executive Director. “We are grateful for the continued confidence of the VA’s SSVF leadership in UESF to successfully carry out these services, and we look forward to further mitigating homelessness among Philadelphia’s Veterans.”

Veterans in need of assistance or organizations interested in referring Veterans to UESF can contact UESF’s Veterans hotline at (215) 814-6888.

About UESF: Established in 1983 as the City’s go to organization for emergency utility assistance, UESF has since expanded its focus to address the broader housing issues facing low income Philadelphians. Today, UESF manages 8 housing stabilization-focused programs, and serves nearly 7000 families annually with nearly $3 million in housing assistance—to keep families in their homes.  


Looking for a career?

UESF attended the Hahnemann Career Fair….great turnout, lots of jobs and resources. Next one will be held on Monday, July 29th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Aloha Landlords

UESF had a Hawaiian themed Landlord Meet and Greet Today. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our community landlords.