The Office of Financial Empowerment advances economic democracy that shares economic prosperity with all Saint Paul residents. 

​Results Framework 

The Office of Financial Empowerment seeks to achieve these results: 

  • Result 1: Saint Paul residents achieve financial health. 
  • Result 2: Saint Paul neighborhoods achieve community wealth. 
  • Result 3: Saint Paul residents live in stable, accessible, fair, and equitable housing. 
  • Result 4: Families with children in Saint Paul have a city that cares about their future. 
  • Result 5: Saint Paul residents are engaged in public decision making. 
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CollegeBound Saint Paul

CollegeBound Saint Paul provides every baby living in the city of Saint Paul starting on January 1, 2020 a college savings account opened with $50. Contact: collegebound@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-8829. 

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People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot

The People’s Prosperity Pilot launched in fall 2020 and provides 150 randomly selected CollegeBound Saint Paul families with a $500 unrestricted monthly cash transfers for 18 months, and the CollegeBound child will receive an additional $10 per month in their college savings account. This initiative is part of a larger national network called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. Contact: Prosperity@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-8680. 

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Fair Housing

Fair Housing goals include increasing housing access; decreasing housing displacement; and affirmatively furthering fair housing. 

OFE oversees the implementation of the tenant protections ordinance, Stable, Accessible, Fair, & Equitable (S.A.F.E.) Housing Saint Paul. Visit stpaul.gov/SAFE for more details. Contact: safehousing@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-6305. 

S.A.F.E. Housing Information
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Returning Home Saint Paul: A Beyond Backgrounds Program 

Returning Home Saint Paul increases housing access for residents returning to Saint Paul from incarceration. This is a partnership with Housing Link and Ujamaa Place. The program launched in November 2020. 

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Last Edited: September 10, 2021