Office of Financial Empowerment
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Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) online. Since we opened our doors in 2006, OFE has been working continually to foster and grow financial empowerment opportunities for New Yorkers. OFE is among the leading city initiatives in the country focusing the resources and opportunities of government to improve the financial stability of residents.

Our website provides a number of resources for consumers, nonprofit providers, policymakers, and researchers, including financial empowerment programs, opportunities, tip sheets, reports, and other useful information. Ultimately, our aim is to help all New Yorkers better manage their money, tackle their debt, avoid costly and dangerous scams, build assets, and make the most of their financial resources.

We welcome you to explore our Financial Education Network, book an appointment at one of our free Financial Empowerment Centers, or learn more about how to bank safely and plan for those unexpected life events.  

You can also reach out to us with questions or concerns through our online form

OFE is here to support and empower New Yorkers in navigating an increasingly complicated financial system to make it work for them. We encourage you to continue to visit our website as it is updated regularly with more information.


Amelia Erwitt
Executive Director