The Louisville Urban League is the fiscal manager for Community Winterhelp, Inc. which provides utility assistance to low-income families during the winter months. Services are provided through contracts with 18 area ministries in Jefferson County and three Community Action Agencies in outlying counties.
Funds for Community Winterhelp, Inc. come from the contributions of LG&E customers and are matched by LG&E. Assistance is provided from January through April each year.
The VITA Program offers free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income (generally, $45,000 and below) who cannot prepare their own federal and state tax returns.
The assistance, available through the Urban League, is a result of its partnership with Louisville Asset Building Coalition and the Louisville Urban League Guild.
Bank On Louisville is a comprehensive program to serve the "unbanked" and "under-banked," those who live without access to mainstream financial institutions and are forced to rely on expensive check-cashing services.
The Louisville Urban League served on the steering committee and worked with local community organizations, banks & credit unions, government agencies, and the National League of Cities to develop a program that helps Louisville residents start saving for the future.