The Financial Center at The Village, in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, helps individuals living in the Hartford area over the age of 18 with incomes less than $54,000 per year effectively manage their finances and achieve financial goals.
Through free one-on-one coaching and financial education classes, participants learn how to create a budget, understand and improve credit scores, reduce debt, define their financial goals, and develop a plan to reach their goals. Participants may also be eligible to open a Matched Savings Account to begin building their savings to purchase assets (e.g., a car, school uniforms for their children, a computer and much more). A match, provided by United Way Women United, is available for qualified women, helping them achieve their goals sooner.
Increasing income is an effective way to improve financial stability. The Village’s Career Coach works with individuals to identify their unique skills and interests, build a professional resume, learn the ins and outs of applying for jobs online, improve networking skills, and connects them with certification programs to build job skills.
This program is open to the families whose housing vouchers are through J. D’Amelia and Associates and whose designated Housing Authority is West Hartford, Vernon or Manchester. In partnership with Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and Connecticut Department of Housing.
We assist families with Section 8 and Rental Assistance Program vouchers in finding the perfect home. A better opportunity neighborhood can improve quality of life, access to better schools, parks, public transportation and jobs. Each family receives one-on-one support to find an apartment that meets their needs, workshops on home maintenance, community tours and financial coaching to help them prepare for a move an beyond.
The Financial Center is open to men and women living in Greater Hartford with incomes less than $55,000 per year. Matched Savings Accounts (MSA’s) are specifically open to women living in Greater Hartford with income less than $55,000. Housing Mobility services are for families whose housing vouchers are through J. D’Amelia and Associates and whose designated Housing Authority is West Hartford, Vernon or Manchester.
For more information or to enroll, contact:
Marissa Chong-Shing Camminati
The Village for Families & Children
331 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford CT 06114
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This Financial Center is part of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and is funded by and offered in partnership with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Women’s Leadership Council, and generously supported by New Alliance Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, Santander and Webster Bank.