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.

Find the most up-t0-date list of Linn County Community Service agencies and resources below.

Iowa State University – University Extension:

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.  

Other Resources

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Click “Consumer Tools” tab for  links to numerous money and money management guidance and informational links

Income Tax Help

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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