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EmpoweredNYC is a new initiative to help New York City residents with disabilities and their families take control of their finances and become more financially stable. EmpoweredNYC offers free one on one financial counseling as well as informational webinars through our Empowerment ED series.

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Financial Counseling

Work with EmpoweredNYC financial counselors to:

  • Reduce your debt
  • Strengthen your credit score
  • Start saving
  • Open a bank account
  • Answer questions about benefits
  • Manage income changes from returning to work

EmpoweredNYC offers:

  • Specialized and confidential one-on-one financial counseling
  • Counselors with knowledge and understanding of disability benefits
  • Sessions that are available in all five boroughs of New York City

You can also book by calling 311 or connecting to ASL Direct via video phone at  646-889-2626

Accommodations available upon request.

Empowerment ED Webinars

Through Empowered Cities, resources, tools and trainings will be developed to build the knowledge of key stakeholders and support implementation of financial empowerment initiatives for people with disabilities. Empowerment ED Webinars are held on the second Tuesday each month from 1pm-2pm. Register for upcoming Empowerment ED webinars here.

2018-2019 Empowerment ED Webinar Topics include:

  • Housing As A Key Stepping Stone To Financial Stability For People with Disabilities
  • Building and Improving Your Credit History
  • The Essentials of Medicaid for New Yorkers with Disabilities Returning to Work
  • What are ABLE accounts and How Do They Contribute to Financial Stability?
  • Overview of SSI: Benefits and Work Incentives You Need to Know

Watch past webinars here.

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.

Read 01/29/18 press release: "De Blasio Administration Joins Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute to Launch Initiative Aimed at Strengthening the Financial Health of People with Disabilities"

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