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City launches free Financial Navigator program to help residents impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 15:31:57-04

TULSA — Several organizations are partnering up to help Tulsa residents through critical financial issues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE Fund), the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Equity (MORE) and Goodwill Industries of Tulsa is launching the Financial Navigator program.

The program offers free guidance, over-the-phone, to residents about programs and services that will help them manage any income disruptions and financial stressors.

Starting Aug. 3, Financial Navigator is available remotely to help residents one-on-one. The program will help residents identify steps needed to manage their expenses, maximum income and understand other services that are available to them.

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every sector and every community in Tulsa. We are doing everything we can to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic and this includes supporting Tulsans as they are experiencing financial instability and crisis. We are grateful that we were able to leverage our partnership with the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to bring the Financial Navigator program to Tulsa. This program will be a key part of our emergency response and aligns with our citywide goal to improve the overall financial health and resilience of our residents.
Mayor G.T. Bynum

Residents are being asked to fill out a specific form with their information. Officials said they will be contacted within 48 hours by a local Financial Navigator to begin their personal session.

Residents without internet access can call 211 to fill out the form over the phone.

Residents with internet access can request services through their webform here.

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa welcomes the opportunity to work with the City of Tulsa and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to bring the Financial Navigator program to Tulsans who are negatively impacted by COVID-19. Goodwill has worked for many years in helping our employees and program participants improve their own financial resilience and we are looking forward to serving our community in this new way.
David Oliver | President of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa.

READ MORE on the Financial Navigator program here.

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