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STATEWIDE LEGAL INTAKE AND SCREENING GOES ONLINE

 

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has launched a new online application process and triage tool, CLEAR*Online

 

If you are looking for legal help or information, you may use the online portal to

  • Submit an application 24/7 for legal assistance.  You may submit an application for help with most problems relating to public benefits or loss of housing.  CLEAR will follow up by calling you unless you prefer to call CLEAR.  You will be offered 3 time windows between 8:15AM and 4:00 PM in which to receive a callback.
  • Obtain a preliminary screening for other types of legal problems.  If it looks like you will qualify for assistance (financially and problem type), you may electronically transfer relevant information in advance so that when you call CLEAR, the intake interview will take less time.
  • Find other resources related to the problem: Whether or not you qualify for assistance from CLEAR, at the end of the application NJP will provide publications, other organizations and web resources that may help resolve the problem.

Applicants may access the online application at:  http://nwjustice.org/clear-online

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EXPANDED LEGAL HELP FOR INDIVIDUALS
FACING HOME FORECLOSURE

 

The 2011 Washington State Legislature enacted landmark legislation expanding the rights of homeowners facing foreclosure.  Homeowners referred by an attorney or certified housing counselor have the right to participate in face-to-face mediation with their lenders in an effort to avoid foreclosure.  The Foreclosure Fairness Act also greatly expands the number of certified housing counselors and provides additional funding for civil legal representation of homeowners facing foreclosure.

Homeowners who are behind in their payments or who have received a Notice of Foreclosure should call:

Home Ownership Information Hotline

1-877-894-HOME (4663)

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Statewide Civil Legal Aid Foreclosure Hotline

1-800-606-4819

Learn more at www.homeownership.wa.gov

Foreclosure Information Flyer (click here)

 

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OFFICE OF CIVIL LEGAL AID PUBLISHES

2009-2011 BIENNIAL REPORT

As required by law, the Office of Civil Legal Aid published its biennial report on the status of access to the civil justice system for low income residents of Washington State eligible for state-funded civil legal aid.  Click here to read the report.

 

Last Updated 02/14/12

 


 
 

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