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.

COVID-19 is causing financial hardship for many. We’re here to help.

Northwest Consumer Law Center is offering webinars, legal clinics, and legal representation to those financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.


Through direct client representation, impact litigation, education, and outreach, NWCLC is hard at work shifting the landscape of consumer justice in Washington State.

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Just a few examples of the hundreds of families' lives we have transformed with our work.

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Free or low-cost resources for help with legal problems with foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, and other consumer issues are just a click or two away.

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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.

Read more examples from the thousands of consumers we've helped on our client stories page.

* Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients