DCA Releases Report About Factors Contributing To Student Loan Distress From Harlem To Hollis

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) today announced the findings of their second student loan report titled Student Loan Debt Distress Across NYC Neighborhoods: Identifying Indicators of Vulnerability. Continue Reading →

Deputy Mayor Glen Announces Program To Increase Funding For Women Entrepreneurs

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in an effort to address the disparities related to raising capital experienced by women entrepreneurs, especially in the tech industry. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

NYC Warns Harlemites And Others About Growing Students Loan Debt Crisis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) Nicole Perry today, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, spoke about the growing consumer concern related to student loan debt, and encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of free City tools and resources. Continue Reading →