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Financial Empowerment Center at a Glance

The City of Lights Financial Empowerment Center offers free one-on-one financial counseling to low and moderate income households in the region. The City of Aurora has contracted with the Neighbor Project to deliver professional financial counseling for the Center on an appointment basis. Please click on the More tab to schedule your introductory appointment with a financial counselor.


Financial Counseling Program Components

Individualized Counseling Plans

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Establish Credit

Improve Credit Score

Financial counselors will work with you to determine the best course of action to establish a credit history or to improve your credit score.

Establish a Savings Plan

Establish a Relationship with Financial Institutions

Financial counselors will work with you to identify your personal goals and develop a savings plan to help reach them. They will also review with you banking products from different financial institutions to determine which relationship will be the most fruitful for you.

Debt Reduction

Personal Budgeting

At the City of Lights  Financial Empowerment Center, financial counselors will help you develop a personal budget designed to have you reduce your debt, increase your savings and live within appropriate means.


City of Lights
Financial Empowerment Center

Get in touch with Financial Empowerment Center staff to learn more about our work and how you can benefit.

712 S. River Street, 2nd Floor, Aurora, IL