LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) announced a new collaboration with National Disability Institute (NDI) that provides expanded, free financial counseling opportunities for Louisville residents with disabilities and their families. In addition to team members with RCS' Office of Financial Empowerment, FHE financial counselors and coaches will be located at Louisville's new Financial Empowerment Center, launched last July, and Apprisen. This non-profit organization provides several financial services. Furthermore, people of color with disabilities face double marginalization, discrimination and stigma that lead to poor socioeconomic outcomes. Although only 24 percent of the population living in the Louisville/ Jefferson metropolitan area are Black/African American, Black/ African American residents experience disability at the highest rate (16.2%) compared to White (15.9%), Latinx (6.8%), and Asian (5.9%) counterparts. Sessions will be offered both in-person at various sites as well as virtually or via phone. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.