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Financial Empowerment

Sacramento Financial Empowerment Center

Through our Financial Empowerment Center, the City of Sacramento (in partnership with the Sacramento office of International Rescue Committee) offers free professional one-on-one financial navigation and coaching for local residents.

Financial Navigation (available in English and Spanish to local individuals who have been financially impacted by COVID-19) can include, but is not limited to:

  • Assistance with prioritizing immediate financial needs
  • Referrals to emergency aid and community resources (food distribution, eviction prevention, employment & training, etc.)
  • Hands-on support with completing applications such as unemployment, public benefits and utility discounts

Financial Coaching (available in English and Spanish to all local residents) is for those who would like support in building long-term financial health through:

  • Reducing debt
  • Building savings
  • Improving credit, and/or
  • Connecting with safe, affordable checking/saving accounts

These services have no income restrictions and are FREE to everyone. Interpretation in other languages is available upon request. 

To request an FEC navigation or coaching appointment, email FEC@cityofsacramento.org or call 916-808-4927. All appointments will be remote via phone or video at this time.

Please note that while the FEC does not directly provide cash assistance, FEC staff can help eligible clients access such local, state and national resources as they are available.

Download the program flyer (Español).  

If you would like to request a presentation about FEC services for yourself or your group/organization, email kirt.lewis@rescue.org

Financial and technical support for this project comes from the New York City-based Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), which for many years has been helping municipalities around the country to replicate the financial counseling/coaching and related services that NYC has offered since 2006. The City of Sacramento has also committed funds to this initiative, and is integrating the FEC’s work with our overall strategy for building equitable economic opportunity and our pandemic response work.

Other funding support comes from:

  • Citi Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • California Foundation for Stronger Communities
  • U.S. Bank

 

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