Losing one’s home can be devastating, displacing families and making it nearly impossible for them to ever own a home again.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing numbers of Washington homeowners rely on the homestead exemption to protect their homes from creditors. Yet, rising home values have put this option out of reach for many at the time they need it the most. SB 5408 addresses that problem.
Roberta’s* illness left her with a $7,000 hospital bill that should have been paid through charity care, but the hospital never processed her claim. Then she got sued for the debt without proper notice, and her pay was being garnished. With our help, the lawsuit was dismissed, the hospital bill was covered, and her garnished income was returned.
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* Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients