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Get Free Financial Counseling

NYC Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE one-on-one professional, financial counseling and coaching to support you in reaching your goals. Work with our counselors to:

  • Reduce your debt
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to student loans
  • Strengthen your credit score
  • Make saving a part of your routine
  • Balance a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Separate personal and business finances
  • And much more

Book an appointment online today! for free one-on-one financial counseling or call 311 to book an appointment.

New! You can create a Financial Empowerment Portal account to book and manage financial counseling appointments and much more!

Below is a map and list of all Centers. Office hours are subject to change and *NEW* Centers will be opening January 2020 so check this page often.

 

BRONX

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At BronxWorks - Baychester
1860 Schieffelin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: BronxWorks


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At BronxWorks - BronxChester
725 St Anns Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Languages: English
Site Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: BronxWorks


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At BronxWorks - Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center
1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Select Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Partner: BronxWorks


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At BronxWorks Mott Haven
630 Jackson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: BronxWorks


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At CUCS Benefits Center
1510 Southern Boulevard, Ground Fl.
Bronx, NY 10460
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Partner: Ariva


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Legal Hand Highbridge
1759 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Partner: Ariva


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Parkchester Enhancement Program (PEP)
1525 Unionport Road, #ME
Bronx, NY 10462
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Partner: Ariva


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Spring Bank
69 East 167th Street
Bronx, NY 10452
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Ariva


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At University Heights
45-67 West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Ariva

 

BROOKLYN

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Languages: English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole
Site Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At CAMBA
2244 Church Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Languages: English and Haitian Creole
Site Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Note: Wednesday hours begin on 2/5/2020.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At RiseBoro
90 Beaver Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Languages: English and Spansih
Site Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At SCO Center for Family Life
443 39th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Spring Creek Towers
1540 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11239
Languages: English
Site Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At The Brooklyn Community Justice Center
650 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Site Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At The Haitian American Caucus
495 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Languages: English and Haitian Creole
Site Hours: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

 

MANHATTAN

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At the Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
Languages: English
Site Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: New York Legal Assistance Group


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Goddard Riverside
140 West 140th Street
New York, NY 10030
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Note: Thursday hours begin on 1/23/2020.
Partner: New York Legal Assistance Group


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU)
37 Avenue B (corner of East 3rd Street)
New York, NY 10009
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Midtown Community Court (MCC)
314 West 54th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: New York Legal Assistance Group


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At NADAP
1825 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: New York Legal Assistance Group


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
530 West 166th Street, 4th Floor (at 166th Street)
Entrance on 166th Street between St. Nicholas and Audubon avenues.
New York, NY 10032
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
45 Wadsworth Avenue (between 175th and 176th streets)
New York, NY 10033
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

 

QUEENS

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Catholic Charities HomeBase
161-10 Jamaica Avenue, 5th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Language: English
Site Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Urban Upbound


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Make the Road
92-10 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Urban Upbound (Far Rockaway)
1907 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Languages: English and Russian
Site Hours: Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Urban Upbound


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Urban Upbound (Long Island City)
10-38 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Languages: English, Spanish and Russian
Site Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner: Urban Upbound

 

STATEN ISLAND

New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU) – North Shore Branch
2 St Paul’s Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners


New York City Financial Empowerment Center
At Staten Island Legal Services
36 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Languages: English and Spanish
Site Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Partner: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

 

Additional Resources

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NYC Financial Empowerment Center Brochure

NYC Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE one-on-one professional financial counseling and coaching to support you in reaching your goals. Financial counseling is free and confidential, regardless of income or immigration status. Download our Financial Empowerment Center brochure in 11 languages.

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Jobs-Plus

Jobs-Plus is a public housing-based employment program designed to increase the level of earnings and employment among residents of public housing. The program saturates targeted developments with job and career support, rent-based and other financial incentives that "make work pay," and community organizing activities that support a culture of work. Jobs-Plus aims to increase earning and employment outcomes not merely for residents who directly receive program services, but for whole public housing communities. Learn more.

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YOU CAN…

In June 2014, DCA launched "You Can..." public awareness campaign, featuring real New Yorkers who took control of their finances with help from the City's free Financial Empowerment Center. Read their stories.


 

 

 

 

 

This page was updated on 01/24/2020.