Financial Empowerment Hub

Financial planning resources
About the Hub

The Community Economic Development Unit’s Financial Empowerment Hub harnesses the combined expertise of CBJC’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, Foreclosure Project, and Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Through the Financial Empowerment Hub, our goal is to help you feel more confident and in control of your financial well-being by providing financial planning resources and tips. Here, you can find a range of tools to help alleviate some of the financial challenges and questions you may be facing. Check the Hub for updates on the CED Unit’s latest news, including updates towards our initiatives and announcements of upcoming events in the community.

Financial Planning Resources

Select the financial planning resource you would like to read below. If you need legal help related to a consumer issue, please complete an application through the Consumer Help Finder.

How to Access Credit Reports – NELP

In the Wake of the Equifax Breach, Steps to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft – NELP

Personal Finances Presentation – Financial Empowerment Workshop

Business Financing Presentation – Financial Empowerment Workshop

Easy Budgeting Form for NYC Homeowners

NYC Small Business Tax Obligations Guide

Budgeting for NYC Homeowners [Podcast]

Beware the Income Tax Refund Offset!

Bridging the Workforce Development Gap


Do you need additional help? If you have a consumer related issue, such as filing for bankruptcy or fixing a mistake on your credit report, please complete an application through the Consumer Help Finder. In addition, you can speak to someone regarding a legal issue by contacting our free Legal Hotline at 212-626-7383.