Our Programs

Since 1983, UESF has been known for helping families who have fallen behind on utility bills. But we have found that utility assistance is not always enough. When faced with housing challenges, vulnerable families need more holistic services. They need proactive and comprehensive case management that helps them prioritize their housing and financial needs. And that’s what we deliver.

Our Housing Stabilization Programs

Utility Grant Program

UESF provides financial assistance to low income individuals and families who are facing utility terminations or who have had their utilities shut off. Learn more

Oil Assistance Program

UESF provides direct assistance for oil for low-income individuals and families who are unable to afford the cost of an oil delivery. Learn more

Philadelphia Works Partnership

Since February 2010, UESF has partnered with Philadelphia Works to assist their workforce development clients with utility, rental/mortgage, and security deposit assistance. Learn more

Support for Households with Disabilities

For those impacted by a catastrophic medical event or condition, UESF provides direct financial assistance for housing and utilities, budget counseling, and help with furniture and minor repairs. Learn more

Veterans Program

UESF works with veterans and veteran families who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes. Our range of services helps them acquire the resources to become stable. Learn more

Water Conservation Housing Stabilization Program

Low-income families with high water usage and high bills often get behind on their bills and face having their water turned off. UESF helps water customers facing these challenges. Learn more

Shelter to Permanent Housing

When a utility account remains delinquent, it not only threatens a family’s financial stability—it can be the difference between remaining in the shelter system or obtaining permanent housing. Learn more

BenePhilly Center

BenePhilly seeks to connect low-income Philadelphians with the benefits they deserve. Learn more

Self-Sufficiency Workshops

UESF’s ongoing series of educational sessions is designed to instill helpful knowledge as well as a sense of responsibility to help keep families in their homes. Learn more