The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Houston (FCAH), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, maintains this website to help you select an affordable and dignified burial or cremation or inform you about other end-of-life options.
FCAH offers education and advocacy to consumers. FCAH is NOT affiliated with the funeral industry. FCAH's national office is in Vermont. Please visit their website: https://www.funerals.org/
FCAH is staffed by volunteers and relies on donations. We do not have the funds to pay for funerals. However, we can advise you on burial options and can suggest reasonably priced funeral homes. Important: Please call us before the deceased is transferred from the place of death/coroner’s office to a funeral home, specifically if no General Price List has been given to you prior to the transfer.
Advance Plan: Plan in advance but don't prepay in advance. Advance planning before death can help grieving families make informed decisions that are within their budget. Put choices in writing and place in a location known to others.
Compare Prices: This website lists prices of Cooperating Funeral Homes. Compare with other quotes from other funeral homes for similar services. Always contact the funeral home to verify the price.
Funeral Rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_Rule): Know your funeral-purchasing rights - it's a federal law. Among others the Funeral Rule allows you to purchase only those items that you select.
FCA in the News
Article from our national organization: http://lifehacker.com/you-dont-have-to-spend-a-ton-on-a-funeral-heres-why-509099464