Washtenaw County is launching a pilot Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The County was recently selected by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) to join a cohort of local governments working to launch this important public service. These services are provided in partnership with Engage@EMU, Jewish Family Services, and Faith in Action.
All counseling services, including credit report analysis, are free of charge. There are no income limits or residency requirements. Interpreting and translation services are available upon request.
The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a free public service to enable Washtenaw County residents to address their financial challenges, needs, and plan for their futures. The FEC is in partnership with Eastern Michigan University, Faith in Action, and Jewish Family Services.
Residents receive free, one-on-one professional counseling assistance with money management, budgeting, reducing debt, establishing and improving credit, connecting to safe and affordable banking services, building savings, and referrals to other services and organizations.
FEC Counselors can help you:
Take control of your debt
Deal with debt collectors
Improve your credit
Build your savings
Create a budget and create a plan to stick to it
Find safe and affordable financial products
Other services based on your needs
Professionally trained counselors support their clients in navigating complex financial challenges and choices, helping them identify and meet current need and future goals.
The Washtenaw County Financial Empowerment Center is funded by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development.
The Washtenaw County Financial Empowerment Center provides services in locations across the county. Partner organizations include Eastern Michigan University, Faith in Action, and Jewish Family Services. For location addresses, please visit our Schedule an Appointment page.