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Free Financial Education, Homebuyer Education Services & Public Benefits 

 

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 Martinez or Jessika Gaehring to set up an appointment, or come by during Tuesday Night Family Nights at Easter Seals-Houston.

jlmartinez@eastersealshouston.org, JGaehring@eastersealshouston.org or 832-405-4306 

 

Financial Coaching 

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

Contact Jenny Martinez (Harris County), Katy Thorstenberg or Carmen Phillips (Montgomery County and North Harris County), or Furletta Lewis (families affected by Harvey) to set up an appointment.

jlmartinez@eastersealshouston.org,  kthorstenberg@eastersealshouston.org,  cphillips@eastersealshouston.org,

flewis@eastersealshouston.org  or 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 Martinez or Jessika Gaehring to register for the Food Scholarship Program.

jlmartinez@eastersealshouston.orgJGaehring@eastersealshouston.org or 832-405-4306 

 

Financial Education Classes 

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

Contact Jenny Martinez to register for the next class.  Classes take place 2nd Saturday’s, 9am-11 am, Easter Seals-Houston. 

jlmartinez@eastersealshouston.org or 832-405-4306 

 

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.
  • Register by emailing housingprogram@eastersealshouston.org or by leaving a message at 346-330-3904. 
  • Classes take place 2nd Saturday’s, 9am-12 pm, Easter Seals-The Woodlands; and monthly, 9am-3pm, Easter Seals-Houston.

*Must attend 6 hours total to receive homebuyer education certification.

  • Due to COVID-19, Fall classes will be online. Dates and registration to be announced.

For eligibility and requirements click here 

Houston-area Homebuyer Education Providers

 

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 Tim Stroud for class dates and locations.

tstroud@eastersealshouston.org or 832-917-8381 

 

Bank On  

Reaching financial goals through low-cost checking accounts, small dollar loans, secured credit cards, affordable mortgage loans and personalized financial counseling. Learn more.

 

Partners 

Capital One Foundation, Entergy Foundation, Freddie Mac Foundation, The George Foundation, Montgomery County Community Development, State Farm, United Way THRIVE and Wells Fargo 

 

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

 

Learn more about our Montgomery County Housing Initiative and Financial Coaching

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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