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Free Financial Education, Homebuyer Education Services & Public Benefits 

Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Housing and Financial Coaching Programs assist low-income Veterans and adults with disabilities or a family with a child with a disability reach their dream of owning their first home through financial coaching, financial education, homebuyers education and down payment assistance. We are proud partners of THRIVE, which works to break the cycle of poverty through collaboration with United Way Greater Houston. The agency will also assist clients with applying for SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid.

Public Benefits 

Includes assistance applying for SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid.

  • SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program
  • TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, including cash assistance
  • Medicaid: Medical assistance program

Contact Jenny Lopez-Martinez at jlopez@eastersealshouston.org or Jessika Gaehring at jgaehring@eastersealshouston.org to set up an appointment, or come by during Tuesday Night Family Nights at Easter Seals-Houston. You may also call 832-405-4306 to set up an appointment.

Financial Coaching 

One-on-one financial counseling, or one-on-one homebuyer counseling.

For Harris County contact Jenny Lopez-Martinez at jlopez@eastersealshouston.org or call 832-405-4306

For Montgomery County and North Harris County contact Katy Thorstenberg at kthorstenberg@eastersealshosuton.org or Carmen Phillips cphillips@eastersealshouston.org or call 832-405-4306

Food Scholarship Program 

Clients receive a Food Scholarship card and shop at one of the Food for Change Markets, receiving 60 pounds of food twice per month.  To be eligible, clients must be receiving financial counseling. 

Contact Jenny Lopez-Martinez at jlopez@eastersealshouston.org or Jessika Gaehring at JGaehring@eastersealshouston.org to register for the Food Scholarship Program. You can also register by calling 832-405-4306.

 

Financial Education Classes 

Learn how to develop a budget, manage money, and raise a credit score (formerly Credit Bootcamp)

2021 Classes: August 14th, October 9th, December 11th. 2022 Classes: January 8th, March 19th, May 21st. Learn more.

Classes take place from 9am-11 am. Due to COVID-19 classes will be online.

Contact Jenny Lopez-Martinez at jlopez@eastersealshouston.org or 832-405-4306 to register for the next class. 

 

Homebuyer Education Classes

  • Learn about homebuying and down payment assistance.
  • Learn to budget for a sustainable mortgage, and hear presentations by realtors and loan officers.
  • *Must Attend 6 hours total to receive education certification
  • 2021 Classes: September 18th & 25th, November 13th & 20th. 2022 Classes: February 19th & 25th, April 2nd & 9th, June 18th & 25th. Learn more.
  • Classes take place from 9am-12:30pm. Due to COVID-19 classes will be online.
  • For eligibility and requirements click here 
  • Register by emailing housingprogram@eastersealshouston.org or by leaving a message at 346-330-3904. 

Houston-area Homebuyer Education Providers during COVID-19

 

Financial Life Skills Classes For Veterans

Learn how to manage your finances, clean up your credit score, budgeting, credit card debt, hidden fees, checking & savings accounts and more, also get an overview of MyHealthVet and the VA website.

Financial Coaching with Freddie Mac

Contact Heather Melton at hmelton@eastersealshouston.org or 832-919-2237 for class dates and locations.

 

Learn more about our Montgomery County Housing Initiative and Financial Coaching

 

Locations

Montgomery County

Homebuyer Education Class
United Way Montgomery County Building
1600 Lake Front Circle Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Get Directions to United Way Montgomery County Building

Harris County

Homebuyer Education Class, Financial Education Classes & Financial Coaching

Easter Seals Greater Houston
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suites 100 and 200
Houston, Texas 77081

Get Directions to Easter Seals Greater Houston

 

Partners 

Capital One Foundation, Entergy Foundation, Freddie Mac Foundation, The George Foundation, Houston Methodist, Montgomery County Community Development, State Farm, Texas Financial Education Endowment, United Way THRIVE and Wells Fargo 

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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