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Pittsburgh offering free financial counseling at 8 centers

Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies, a Downtown nonprofit that works to improve local neighborhoods, is offering free financial counseling at eight locations in the area.

Pittsburgh residents can receive free help with financial problems at eight locations through a program announced Monday by the city and nonprofit organization Neighborhood Allies.

Residents can receive one-on-one counseling for challenges such as debt, low credit scores, budgeting and saving money, according to the Mayor’s Office. The centers will accept walk-in clients or schedule meetings through an appointment.

The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, a New York City nonprofit that selected Pittsburgh to participate in the program, and local charities are providing funding for the $666,000, two-year initiative. The city’s cost is $30,000.

Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies hired nonprofit Advantage Credit Counseling Service based in the South Side to provide staffing for the centers.

Residents can schedule a counseling session by calling 800-298-0237 or sending an email to [email protected]

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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