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Financial Empowerment

Sacramento Financial Empowerment Center

The City of Sacramento, in partnership with a broad range of community organizations, is now offering free professional one-on-one financial counseling and coaching in English and Spanish for local residents. This Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) initiative had its soft launch on April 7, 2020, when it started taking referrals from our FEC community partners. The FEC opened more broadly to the public on May 27, 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity for Sacramento. High-quality financial counseling and coaching can make a significant difference for families struggling to get by. Our City is integrating the FEC work with our overall strategy for building equitable economic opportunity, and with our pandemic response work.

Through FECs, professionally trained counselor/coaches help people with low and moderate incomes to:

  • obtain local, state and federal crisis resources* 
  • reduce debt
  • increase savings
  • establish, build and/or improve credit
  • access safe and affordable banking products
  • build assets for long-term financial health

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

Download the program flyer (Español).  

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. Founding match sponsorship comes from Citi Community Development. The City of Sacramento has also committed funds to this initiative.

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

 

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