IDNYC Brings a “Pop-Up” Enrollment Center to Carver Federal Savings Bank’s 125th Street Branch in Harlem

NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --



MEDIA ADVISORY

What: The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), and Carver Federal Savings Bank (Carver) will launch an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.
IDNYC is a free form of identification available to all New York City residents 14-years of age and older, and is broadly accepted to access many services and benefits across the five boroughs of New York City. Under Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s leadership, IDNYC has grown to be the largest municipal ID program in the nation. IDNYC represents the inclusiveness of New York. It is a form of ID that is accessible to those who may not have other forms of identification—whether that individual is a senior, an immigrant, or a teenager.
IDNYC is accepted as the primary form of identification at 12 financial institutions that serve New Yorkers including Carver. According to DCA research, 20 percent of households in Central Harlem are “unbanked,” meaning that they do not have a relationship with a banking institution. IDNYC provides the unbanked with easy access to a checking or savings account that can help to create financial stability and security.
IDNYC’s additional benefits include discounts on groceries and medicine, as well as free one-year memberships to 40 cultural institutions across New York City including the American Museum of Natural History.
To learn more about the program or to set up an enrollment appointment, New Yorkers can call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc. Both 311 and IDNYC’s website have free interpretation and translation capabilities. IDNYC will not ask applicants for information about their immigration status.
DCA’s newly-appointed Commissioner Lorelei Salas and Carver’s President and CEO Michael T. Pugh will enroll for their IDNYC after the press conference, encouraging all New Yorkers to enroll for an IDNYC card and to take advantage of its benefits including access to mainstream banking.
Where/When: Carver Federal Saving Bank, 125th Street Branch
75 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
July 21 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Hours and dates for pop-up:
Open July 19 -July 29, 2016
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

About Carver Federal Savings Bank
Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARV) is the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank. Carver was founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses, and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services. In light of its mission to promote economic development and revitalize underserved communities, Carver has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution. Carver is among the largest African- and Caribbean-American managed banks in the United States, with nine full-service branches in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.carverbank.com.

Contact Details for IDNYC: Sona Rai Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (212) 676-3013 SRai@moia.nyc.gov Contact Details for Department of Consumer Affairs: Abigail Lootens (212) 436-0042 press@dca.nyc.gov Contact Details for Carver Federal Savings Bank: Takisia Whites President, Carver Community Development Corporation (212) 360-8847 takisia.whites@carverbank.com Media Contacts: Michael Herley/Ruth Pachman Kekst (212) 521-4897/4891 michael.herley@kekst.com ruth.pachman@kekst.com

Source:Carver Bancorp, Inc.