In partnership with the national nonprofit organization Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Hawaii First Federal Credit Union Hawaii County has launched a free program that can help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Financial Navigators program is designed to help residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other appropriate social services and resources.
How to Enroll in the Financial Navigator Program
Financial Navigators are available by phone to help residents access available programs and services to manage income disruptions and other financial concerns. Residents can access remote services by completing an online form or by calling (808) 933-6600 to enroll as a Financial Navigator client. A Financial Navigator will then contact the client by phone to begin a personal session.
About the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund)
The CFE Fund supports municipal efforts to improve the financial stability of households by leveraging opportunities unique to local government. By translating cutting edge experience with large scale programs, research, and policy in cities of all sizes, the CFE Fund assists mayors and other local leaders to identify, develop, fund, implement, and research pilots and programs that help families build assets and make the most of their financial resources. The CFE fund is currently working in over 80 cities, and has disbursed over $42 million to city/county governments and their partners to support these efforts.