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, generational wealth, and financial equity for Denver residents and small businesses

There are five defining programs and initiatives of the Office: 

  • Bank On Denver (nonprofit project with CNDC)
  • Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC)
  • Consumer Financial Protection (CFP)
  • Economic Mobility Innovation Center
  • Financial Navigation


Financial Navigation & Consumer Financial Protection
If you believe you have been the victim of wage theft, fraud, scam, financial crime or are in need of navigation of available financial assistance programs, contact us at:

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
Closed on Weekends  
! 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