EmpoweredNYC

EmpoweredNYC

Group photo of partners for the launch of Empowered Cities initiative

EmpoweredNYC: First Local Program of Empowered Cities

Do you or someone in your family have a disability?
Do you have questions about how working could affect your benefits?
Do you worry about money or find it difficult to manage your benefits and services while paying bills and saving money?
EmpoweredNYC is an initiative to assist you to better manage your finances and become more financially stable.
Book an appointment today for free one-on-one financial counseling.

Contact EmpoweredNYC

During June and July 2018, the EmpoweredNYC team hosted Community Input Sessions to gain insight into the barriers that have made it difficult for New Yorkers with disaiblities to grow financially. We also gathered feedback from the community on the types of programs and services that would be most beneficial to New Yorkers with disabilities and their families. These sessions will inform EmpoweredNYC as we establish new strategies, programs and services to improve the financial stability of New Yorkers with disabilities and their families.
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Are you a service provider?

Empowerment ED is a free monthly webinar series to train service providers, caseworkers, other professionals who work with people with disabilities to better understand and address the unique financial situations of people with disabilities. Register for an upcoming webinar or watch past webinars below.
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Upcoming Webinar


Past Webinars

Below are the webinar topics EmpoweredNYC has hosted. View the video, slides, and transcripts for all of them at empoweredcities.com/#eNYC-webinars
  • What You Need to Know About Medicaid for the Disabled, Aged and Blind – November 13, 2018
  • Empowered Cities: Defining Financial Inclusion – October 23, 2018
  • NY ABLE: Financial Empowerment and ABLE Accounts – October 9, 2018
  • Overview of SSI: Benefits and Work Supports – September 11, 2018
  • Overview of SSDI: Benefits and Work Supports – August 14, 2018
  • Money and Benefits: Why Financial Empowerment Is Critical to Work – July 10, 2018
  • What Is EmpoweredNYC and Why Is Financial Empowerment Important to Persons with Disabilities – June 12, 2018

EmpoweredNYC Working Group Members

DCA Office of Financial Empowerment

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

National Disability Institute

Citi Community Development

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Poses Family Foundation


About Empowered Cities

Empowered Cities is a new national initiative that will enable municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Co-developed and launched with a $2 million investment from Citi Community Development (CCD), Empowered Cities is a partnership with National Disability Institute (NDI) that will engage municipalities across the U.S. to design, test and deliver innovative and scalable solutions for expanding financial inclusion in the disability community.

Through Empowered Cities, NDI will:
  • hold national gatherings with community stakeholders
  • conduct trainings for service providers, financial counselors, nonprofits, and municipal staff
  • produce a catalog of new publications and training curricula
  • build national field knowledge about tailored, citywide financial inclusion models