Home Buying 101

Flexible Payment Planning


We offer FREE counseling services to help you understand your rights and options. We’ll also work with you and your lender to help you keep your home. Contact our housing counselor for assistance in preventing foreclosure!
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Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house. Whether you're still dreaming or scheduled to close - there's something for everyone! 


2020 Class dates:

*All classes take place  on a Saturday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

*Guests must be loan co-applicants. 


In the abundance of caution, Fifth Ward CRC has decided to cancel all face-to-face Home-buying Education Classes until further notice. We understand and apologize that this may cause an inconvenience due to the timeline of your home purchase, however if you are able, we recommend to try and take the class online via our online self-guided class.

Online self-guided class

Class Fee:$100

Military discount available/ Discount codes available 

*Class fees are non-refundable*

We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will


help you plan your path to home ownership! Spaces are limited,


call 713-674-0175 to register today!



Situated on 2.4 acres, Lyons Village is a mixed use development consisting of 24 units of 4 bedroom townhomes ranging from 1,214 to 1,330 sf. and 8 commercial/retail suites located at 3300 Lyons Avenue. The development is within three blocks of the Eastex Freeway, and has excellent access to Houston freeways.  It is also on the Metro bus line and is in close proximity to the Fifth Ward Transit Center.  Lyons Avenue is the most important east-west corridor in the Fifth Ward and is currently the main focus of revitalization efforts. 

These units serve as be incubator units for low-mod income families who wish to eventually purchase homes in the Fifth Ward.  The commercial tenants in the development includes Gary Job Corp, a local barber shop, Covenant Community Capital, Executive Personnel Service, Senator Boris Miles and The Charnell Brown Acting School.

Lyons Village Amenities include a playground, picnic area, washer/dryers, project landscaping, limited-access perimeter fence, 9 foot ceilings, and security systems.  It is conveniently located across the street from a local grocery store, the Historic Deluxe Theater and The Mickey Leland Preparatory Academy for Boys.



Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and protecting your house. Whether you’re still dreaming or scheduled to close – there’s something for everyone!

We also offer FREE consultations with the housing counselor who will conduct a complete financial analysis to help you plan your step by step path to home ownership! This includes:

  • Preparing finances

  • Understand finance options

  • Identifying down payment assisting opportunities.

  • Referrals