NEW JERSEY – Patterson Mayor Andre Sayegh joined OFE Director Iran Lisser and NJCDC Executive Director Bob Guarsky on Tuesday to announce the reopening of the Patterson Financial Empowerment Center at the city’s FEC’s own Day of the City.
The event took place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the mayor’s office at Paterson City Hall at 155 Market Street.
City of Paterson employees and community members were invited to take advantage of the relaunch by meeting with on-site counselors and scheduling their free one-on-one counseling sessions.
Paterson FEC, the only Financial Empowerment Center in New Jersey, provides professional, confidential and free As a public service for the residents.
This program has trained professional counselors who help low- and moderate-income individuals and families manage their finances by creating expense and budget tracking systems, paying off debt, increasing savings, establishing or improving credit, and accessing safe and affordable traditional banking products. help to do.
The FEC model integrates counseling with other social services, such as housing and foreclosure prevention, workforce development, prisoner re-entry, access to benefits, safe and affordable banking, small business empowerment, domestic violence services and more.