Whether you want to to take a financial education class, or need assistance with your finances, organizations across Washington are ready to help.
Here's our guide to financial resources in your community.
Local Community Programs and Services
- Community Organizations By County
Listing of organizations across Washington providing financial education and assistance.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals.
- Asset Building Coalitions
Local asset building coalitions provide resources, assistance, and financial education to help you build and maintain financial assets.
- Bank on Washington
Banks and credit unions working together statewide to bring low cost checking and savings accounts to Washington residents.
- First Time Home Buyer Classes and Programs
The Washington State Housing Finance Commission offers free first time home buyer classes and has information about assistance programs.
- Housing Counseling Agencies
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development maintains a list of housing counseling agencies available to assist you.
- Free Tax Preparation
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who are generally low income, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Debt Assistance and Financial Planning
- Certified Credit Counselors
Certified credit counselors provide credit, debt, bankruptcy, and mortgage counseling.
- Certified Financial Planners
Certified financial planners can help you develop a roadmap to meet your financial goals. Meeting with a financial planner costs money, but most people find that it is worth while.