An increase in state funding means more help for those facing civil legal issues

On June 30, funding for civil legal aid statewide was increased by $5.15 million. This will allow NJP to expand its services and offer legal aid to more people.
News Story (Washington)

Natalie Breymeyer
Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
August 27, 2017

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Northwest Justice Project (NJP) (WA), Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid (WAOCLA)


When 73-year-old Elizabeth Rose came home to an eviction notice on the door of her Mount Vernon apartment stating she had 30 days to move out, she was shocked.

“My first thought was ‘How am I going to find a new place in 30 days?’” she said.

Mount Vernon’s housing shortage only complicated Rose’s situation. She said it’s nearly impossible to find a new place to live without first having to go on a waiting list, which was not an option due to the time constraint she faced.