Boston is committed to building a city in which every resident can improve his or her financial wellness. One of the most effective ways to build assets is to build your credit score, yet one-third of Bostonians either have a subprime score or no score at all.

Boston Builds Credit launched a pilot program in Roxbury in 2017 that provides free workshops at neighborhood locations to help residents learn the rules of credit building. You can also learn where to sign up for free one-on-one assistance to work on building your credit score. Please visit the Boston Builds Credit calendar to find a workshop that meets your schedule.

You are also invited to attend a free orientation at the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment to receive free, long-term financial coaching and employment assistance.

Listen to Mayor Martin Walsh explain that you don’t have to be rich to have good credit, but you do need to understand the rules of credit building:

Visit to learn more about Boston Builds Credit.