Offering professional financial
counseling as a free public service.
Offering professional financial counseling as a free public service. The FEC helps clients build their savings, establish and improve their credit, take control of their debt, connect to safe and affordable financial products, and much more!

A Bit of Background

In the fall of 2017, the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies began working with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to explore the creation of a Financial Empowerment Center for Pittsburghers. In 2018, Advantage Credit Counseling Services became the implementation partner. In March of 2019 the FEC opened its doors with a program manager and four counselors. Since then, the FEC has formed partnerships with dozens of local social service agencies, who promote the free, one-on-one counseling within their communities. The team continues to raise support from public and private funders to expand the impact of the FEC throughout Allegheny County.

Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor

Reserve a video or phone counseling session today!

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Learn more about the FEC!

Join us the second Wednesday of every month from 12PM-1PM for an introduction to the FEC virtual presentation. Use this link or email Amber at for more information.

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How We Can Help

Safe Banking

– Find an account that is free, easy to use, and works for you
– Build Strong banking bahviors that will enable you to feel confident using your account to its full potential

Improve Credit

– Establish and build credit in safe, smart ways
– Understand your credit report and develop responsible credit habits

Reduce Debt

– Prioritize payment options and make them fit within your budget
– Develop a personalized plan to overcome the cycle of debt and work towards becoming debt free

Increase Savings

– Grow your savings and build lasting habits to help you put aside money for short-and-long term goals

Home & Small Business Ownership

– Professional guidance as you start the process and take next steps toward becoming a home or business owner

General Money Management

– Create a realistic budget that works for you right now
– Gain skills and confidence to successfully manage your money and reach you future goals

External Resources

Consumer Financial Protection Burea
Intuit Mint
The Penny Hoarder

Implemented By

Neighborhood Allies
City of Pittsburgh