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New Economy Project operates the NYC Financial Justice Hotline (212-925-4929, or click here to request assistance), which provides free information, legal advice and referrals to community groups and low income NYC residents. We also produce the Know Your Rights material on this page that New Yorkers can use to fight back against unfair and discriminatory financial practices.


New Economy Project opera la  Línea de Justicia Financiera en NYC (212-925-4929, haga clic aquí para solicitar ayuda), la cual proporciona, de forma gratuita, información, referencias, y consejos legales a grupos comunitarios y a las personas de bajos ingresos que viven en NYC. También producimos materiales para ayudar a los neoyorquinos a que Conozcan Sus Derechos y se defiendan de prácticas financieras injustas y discriminatorias.

Community development credit unions (CDCUs) are nonprofit, community-based financial cooperatives. They offer affordable savings and checking accounts; personal, business and home loans; free financial counseling and more. As a CDCU member, you have a voice and a vote — members elect the board of directors, as well as credit and supervisory committees.