Community Resources: Financial Education Services and Assistance
Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Local Resources

Organizations in Washington that offer financial education programs, provide utilities assistance programs, offer housing support, and more.

Community Resources Near You

Assistance and Programs In Your County
Local financial education programs, utilities assistance, housing assistance, and more.

Washington Asset Building Coalitions
Local coalitions of organizations providing resources, assistance, and financial education.

Complete List
Full PDF list of organizations providing assistance and education.

Banking

Bank On Washington
Partnering banks and credit unions work together state wide to bring low cost checking and savings accounts to Washington community member.

Credit Counseling

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Find a credit counselor near you.

Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies
Find a credit counselor near you.

General Assistance

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
DSHS has resources for cash assistance and housing programs.

211
211 is a phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.

Office of Family Assistance
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) contacts.

Washington Connection
Look to see what government benefits you may qualify for.

Housing

Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Resources for anyone in the housing market

Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development offers programs and assistance to those having trouble or looking for housing

HomeSage
HomeSage partners offer first-time homebuyers unbiased personal plans, financial fitness coaching, and homebuyer education.

Paying for College

Washington Student Achievement Council 
The Council administers the Guaranteed Education Tuition Program, Washington’s 529 Prepaid College Tuition Plan and oversees DreamAhead College Investment Plan, Washington’s 529 College Investment Plan.