The Office of Financial Empowerment is part of the Office of Resilience and Community Services tasked with equipping residents of Louisville with the knowledge, skills and access they need to achieve greater financial security. Empowered people create and expand businesses, raise healthy families, support their community, and contribute to the tax base so critical to a sustainable city.
The Office has launched several community-wide strategies to help Louisvillians, from kindergarten to adulthood, gain critical access to quality financial education and coaching, safe and affordable banking services and products, savings for college, access to free tax preparation services and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and more. Our goal is to ensure that all of these services are accessible and inclusive to everyone in our community but most importantly, to those most at risk. The Office leverages this pioneering work to model municipal government as a laboratory for social innovation and demonstrate what’s possible for other cities across the country.