Financial Counseling & Coaching
For people living in poverty, it can feel like there’s no way out. Our financial counseling services can help.
When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, there is a limited amount of income available to pay bills (i.e. rent, hospital bills, medication expenses, child-care, etc.), put into savings, or to get food on the table. An unexpected expense or a small reduction in income can quickly become a financial crisis.
point average credit score increase
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NYLAG’s financial counselors help clients navigate through financial crises and build long-term financial stability. Our counselors can help in the following ways:
- Working with clients on managing, prioritizing, and paying down debt
- Helping clients create and maintain a budget, establish a savings plan, deal with income and expense volatility, and commit to a goal
- Establishing and improving credit reports and scores
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NYLAG is part of the solution to financial crises in communities in New York:
Op-ed by NLYAG volunteer attorney, Joseph Berkman-Breen on For-Profit schools deceiving student veterans to profit from their GI Bill education benefits.
Abby Biberman, Senior Supervising Attorney at NYLAG, called for a collaboration between the city and state to fund wraparound services to help prevent homelessness, which would be a more efficient use of limited social services resources.