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
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The first local program of Empowered Cities, EmpoweredNYC will focus on enabling New Yorkers with disabilities across the five boroughs to improve their financial stability. Using a three-tier approach, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment and EmpoweredNYC partners will advance financial capability through broad engagement and education, tailored one-on-one financial counseling enhanced with new expertise, outreach and tools, and specialized benefits support services.
SSDI Benefits: Work Incentives You Need To Know – August 14, 2018
Webinar: Money and Benefits: Why Financial Empowerment Is Critical to Work – July 10, 2018
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Webinar: What Is EmpoweredNYC and Why Is Financial Empowerment Important to Persons with Disabilities – June 12, 2018
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Report: Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation National Financial Capability Study
Financial Inequality: Disability, Race and Poverty in America
Report: Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households
Empowered Cities Infographic
Empowered Cities Factsheet