Free Financial Education, Homebuyer Education Services & Public Benefits

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Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Housing and Financial Coaching Programs assist low-income individuals and families, Veterans and adults with disabilities, and families 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 us at to learn more and set up an appointment. The BridgingApps Lab, ToyTech lending library, and Financial Coaches are available during Tuesday Family Nights from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.

Financial Coaching

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

Contact us at to learn more and set up an appointment.

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 us at to learn more and join the program.

Financial Education Classes

Learn how to develop a budget, manage money, and raise a credit score.

Classes are FREE and are held virtually on Saturdays from 9 am-11 am. Learn more about Housing & Financial Counseling Programs..
2023 Classes: August 12th, October 14th, and December 2nd
2024 Classes: February 10th, April 13th, June 8th, August 10th, October 12th, and December 7th

Contact us at to learn more and to register.

Homebuyer Education Classes

Learn about homebuying, down payment assistance, and how to budget for a sustainable mortgage. Participants hear presentations by realtors and loan officers.

Houston-area Homebuyer Education Resources

Financial Life Skills Classes For Veterans

Learn how to manage your finances, clean up your credit score, budget, 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 us at for class dates and locations.

Learn more about our Montgomery County Housing Initiative and Financial Coaching

Partners: Capital One, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Freddie Mac, The George Foundation, Houston Methodist Hospital, Montgomery County Community Development, State Farm Insurance, Texas Financial Education Endowment, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, Union Home Mortgage Foundation, and United Way of Greater Houston