Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection

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Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection

MISSION:  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



Financial Navigation
If you are in need of City, State or Federal financial resources, please contact us at: 

Consumer Financial Protection
If you believe you have been the victim of wage theft, fraud, scam or financial crime, please c:

Financial Empowerment Centers
If you need assistance with free financial coaching, free tax services and/or navigation resources, contact us at:

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

Alvin Tafoya, Deputy Director

Ron Ojeda, 
Consumer Financial Protection Division Manager

Brandon GibsonConsumer Financial Protection Division Navigation Supervisor

Ken Seeley, Collaboration and Evaluation Specialist