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Financial Empowerment Program

Guiding Families Toward Financial Stability

AHNI’s Financial Empowerment Program (FEP) is designed to help AHNI residents work toward financial stability.  The FEP offers free one-on-one financial guidance 1-2 times per month with volunteer mentors trained to assist and guide them toward financial stability, homeownership, retirement or savings.

Click on the  links below for information for anyone in need of resources regarding financial guidance, local services and other resources within Cedar Rapids, Iowa and surrounding areas.


Linn County Community Services – Core Services:  The most up-to-date listing of Linn County agencies, resources and other information.

Other Local Resources:

Iowa State University – University Extension:  Free downloadable information: 

  •  Money Mechanics   Information regarding communication, credit, owning a car, record keeping, and spending plans. 

  • Divorce Matters  Marital separation and divorce can be two of the most difficult events.  Divorce Matters offers information on coping with stress and change.
  • Coping with Unemployment:  Loss of a job can be very difficult and effect you emotionally, financially and socially.  


United Way – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA):  VITA is an IRS program designed to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost.


ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT  Do not be fooled by look-alikes.  Lots of sites promise credit reports for free. is the only official site explicitly directed by Federal law to provide them.

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