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Community and Housing Services

Easterseals Central Texas' (ESCT) Community and Housing Services provides support for people with disabilities and their families including home purchases, residential accessibility, rental assistance, assistive technology, and advocacy. Meet the Community and Housing team and see our Housing Services.

ESCT is pleased to announce a new partnership with Centex Foundations.  Centex repairs house foundations throughout Central Texas.  For ESCT, they have donated foundation repair for clients of the CHAMP program.  This will directly serve low-income families and allows our funding to go father on each home.  We are excited to have them as part of our network of support.



 Meet our Community and Housing Team

Jesse Porter
Jesse Porter
Senior Director Housing Services

Jesse joins ESCT via Hatch Works custom homebuilders, and before that  a 12 year career at Austin Habitat for Humanity. At Habitat he served as Director of Construction of 20-25 homes per year as well as 20-30 rehabs. In the spring of 2017 Jesse was a consultant for the international earthquake reconstruction team in Nepal.  Jesse brings his understanding of the building process, client needs, and process management to the Easter Seals mission.  Jesse understands the mission of building homes that families love, and all the details and determination required to get there.

Kristen Supik

Kristen Supik
Housing Programs Manager

Kristen joined ESCT from Interfaith Action of Central Texas where she worked as the Hands on Housing Program Specialist. With a recent M.A. in Anthropology, she brings the compassion and understanding needed for interfacing with homeowners to ensure that they receive the critical repairs needed to make their homes safe and accessible for years to come.

 Easterseals Central Texas Housing Services

wheelchairHUD Section 811 - Wheelchair Accessible Condominiums - ESCT has developed wheelchair accessible condo units for rent to income qualified adults with disabilities.  

CHAMP logo Critical Home Accessibility Modification Program (CHAMP) - Through home modifications and repairs such as accessible ramps, bathrooms and kitchens, CHAMP provides residents with disabilities, veterans, and low income families the opportunity to enjoy a safe and barrier free home in the community.

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