Free Financial Education, Homebuyer Education Services & Public Benefits
Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Housing and Financial Coaching Programs assist low-income individuals and families, veterans and adults with disabilities and families of children with disabilities reach their dreams of owning their first homes 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. ESGH also assists clients with applying for SNAP, TANF and Medicaid.
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 FinancialCoach@eastersealshouston.org 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.
One-on-one financial counseling or one-on-one homebuyer counseling.
Contact us at FinancialCoach@eastersealshouston.org 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. Clients must be receiving financial counseling to be eligible for the Food Scholarship Program.
Contact us at FinancialCoach@eastersealshouston.org to learn more and join the program.
Financial Education Classes
Learn how to develop a budget, manage money and raise your credit score.
Classes are FREE and are held virtually on Saturdays from 9 am-11 am. Learn more about Housing & Financial Counseling Programs..
2024 Classes: February 10th, April 13th, August 10th, October 12th, December 7th.
Contact us at FinancialCoach@eastersealshouston.org 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.
- Classes are FREE and take place virtually from 9:00 am-12:30 pm.
- *Must Attend 6 hours total to receive education certification
- 2024 Classes: March 9th & 16th; June 15th & 22nd; September 14th & 21st; November 9th & 16th
- Learn more about Housing & Financial Counseling Programs
- Register by emailing HousingProgram@eastersealshouston.org or by leaving a message at 346-330-3904.
Freddy Mac Financial Life Skills Class
Free, flexible financial education resources for renting, buying or saving for the future provided by Freddie Mac CreditSmart®.
Financial Life Skills Classes For Veterans
Learn how to manage your finances, clean up your credit score, budget, get out and stay out of credit card debt, avoid hidden fees, navigate checking and savings accounts, and more, plus get an overview of MyHealthVet and the VA website.
Veteran/Military Financial Coaching with Freddie Mac
- Financial Coaching for Military
- Financial Technology & App Tips for Military
- Easy to Use Mental Health Apps for Military
Contact us at FinancialCoach@eastersealshouston.org 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