Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) provides professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a FREE public service to assist the community achieve financial stability. The Paterson FEC is located at 13 1/2 Van Houten St Paterson, NJ 07505. The Paterson FEC enables residents to address their financial challenges, needs, and plan for their futures. Here are a few things our counselors can assist you with:

  • Resolve credit card and other debts
  • Understand and improve credit scores
  • Dispute incorrect credit report items
  • Open a bank account and increase savings
  • Research and apply for government benefits
  • Develop a budget and prioritize spending

For further information about the Paterson FEC please contact the Paterson FEC directly at the number (973) 413-1655 or you can contact the Department of Health & Human Services at the number (973) 321-1242. 

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