Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection

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The Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection (OFEP) strives to achieve economic mobility, financial equity and inclusion, and generational wealth for Denver residents and small businesses through the integration of financial empowerment policies, programs and practices.

There are seven defining programs and initiatives of the Office: 

  • Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC)
  • Free Tax Services (Denver Asset Building Coalition, Tax Payer Advocate Services
  • Bank On Denver (BOD)
  • Consumer Financial Protection (CFP)
  • Financial Navigation
  • Financial Empowerment Innovation Center
  • Citywide Initiatives


On September 27th and 28th, HRCP's Denver Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection (OFEP) hosted the 2-day Free 2023 Economic Mobility Summit!

Colleagues from our local government, nonprofit, and financial sector from across the country networked and learned more about current efforts and exchanged ideas and strategies to address economic mobility issues facing the Denver Metro community and beyond. 


Contact Us

Financial Navigation
If you are in need of City, State or Federal financial resources, please contact us at: 
(720) 944-1900

Consumer Financial Protection
If you believe you have been the victim of wage theft, fraud, scam or financial crime, please contact us at:
(720) 913-1900

Financial Empowerment Centers
If you need assistance with free financial coaching, free tax services and/or navigation resources, contact us at:
(720) 944-2498

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Assistance outside of regular hours of operation by appointment only. Please contact us at (720) 913-1900 or   
! Due to an increase in call volume we are experiencing longer than usual response times. Please allow up to 2 business days for reply. Thank you.

Financial Empowerment Innovation Hub

 The Economic Mobility Innovation Center serves as an information source that offers fresh and collaborative solutions to residents based on a five-prong economic ecosystem comprised of housing, transportation, workforce development, health/wellness and childcare/education options while aligning with government agencies and nonprofits to intentionally connect financial empowerment strategies to establish economic stability.

Regional Economic Mobility Network

The Regional Economic Mobility Network brings together city service providers including like Denver Human Services and the Office of Economic Development & Opportunity with nonprofits, for-profits, banks and regulators to best coordinate financial empowerment services to effectively measure their success while identifying and addressing gaps that help Denver residents achieve economic mobility.

We collaborate with:

Contact Us

Jay Salas, Director
(720) 913-8462

Alvin Tafoya, Deputy Director
(720) 913-8855

Ron Ojeda, 
Consumer Financial Protection Division Manager
(720) 913-8472

Brandon GibsonConsumer Financial Protection Division Navigation Supervisor
(720) 913-8638

Ken Seeley, Collaboration and Evaluation Specialist
(720) 913-8854