City to open Financial Empowerment Center

Mayor Geri McCaleb said Grand Haven will be one of three local governments in Michigan to open a Financial Empowerment Center this summer.
Jul 5, 2014


An open house is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4. The center is located at 20 N. Fifth St.

Available to citizens of Ottawa County, the center offers free one-on-one professional financial counseling to help consumers take control of their finances by dealing with debt, improving their credit, creating a spending plan, and gaining access to safe and affordable financial products.

Services will be combined with integration partners such as Ottawa County Michigan Works, Job Seekers and the state’s Department of Human Services. The center also interfaces with the city’s existing housing services that include down payment assistance, home maintenance and repair grants, and housing counseling services.

“If we can help people take control of their finances by giving them the tools to financial independence we have provided an important service for those of our community that are still struggling in this new economy,” McCaleb said.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling Grand Haven’s Neighborhood Housing Services at 616-935-3270.


Tri-cities realist

Or at no cost to taxpayers, people could listen to or go to Dave Ramsey's website for the same or likely better information about getting out of debt, creating a budget, etc.


Agreed, Ramsey's website, radio programs, Facebook, his books.


Shut-up, nobody cares what you think.


Will Dave do the leg work for them.


Dave Ramsey is a rich man, how do you think he got there ?

Neighborhood Ho...

Just wanted to clarify that Grand Haven's Financial Empowerment Center is NOT paid for through local, state or federal tax dollars. A grant was received from the Michigan Communities for Financial Empowerment in partnership with Community Economic Development Association of Michigan. The Financial Empowerment Center seeks to help local residents local resident gain control of their finances and empower them to make informed decisions. While Dave Ramsey's program meets the needs of some, the FREE Financial Empowerment Center is tailored directly to each individual's specific personal financial goals.
Stop in and see us at 20 N. Fifth St. to learn more.


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