Health Insurance Enrollment Event
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 10- 2 PM
Location: Burien SVdP Thrift Store
Take Control of Your Credit – Presented by Hopelink
In this three-part series, a Hopelink Financial Coach will help unravel the mystery of getting and keeping good credit.
Please register with an email address by 12 pm on the Wednesday before each program to receive your Zoom link the day before the event. Video and call-in options available.
Register for each workshop separately at 1.kcls.org/CreditSeries
Getting Started with Credit
Thursday, April 15, 7-8pm
Learn how to safely pull and read your credit report. Explore what credit is,
ways you are using credit and what areas you would like to improve.
Understanding Credit and Credit Scores
Thursday, April 22, 7-8pm
Learn about credit scores and what impacts your credit score. In this workshop, talk about the importance of making sure your credit report is accurate and how to fix errors on your credit report.
Building and Protecting Your Credit
Thursday, April 29, 7-8pm
In the final workshop, explore ways to build or rebuild your credit.
Learn how to protect your credit in the future.
Download a flyer here>
Northwest Justice Project Power of Attorney Clinic
NJP and the Dementia Action Collaborative are offering a virtual legal clinic on May 6, 2021 for seniors (60+) and people with early stage dementia or mci (any age) to get their Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive forms prepared.
There are no income or resource limits, so feel free to share out with your communities! Download a flyer here>
ELAP Helpline (they serve low-income community members in King County): 425.747.7274 | 425.620.2778 (Esp)
Public Benefits During COVID w/ SPAN and Solid Ground
Thu Mar. 18th from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
COVID Legal Aid Project: Available in print – English and Spanish. Online – English/Spanish/Chinese/Vietnamese
Missed a webinar?
Here’s a link to all of ELAP’s previous webinars: www.elap.org/webinars (categorized into different legal categories)
RENT SMART: HOUSING SEARCH PART 1: The Basics of Looking for Housing
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 2 – 4 pm
WHAT: This first installment of a three-part series on housing search from Solid Ground tenant counselors will focus on where to search for housing, information regarding screening tenants, best tips for finding a rental, tax credit housing, and information about holding deposits when applying for a rental.
Housing Search Series: Part 2-Overcoming Barriers to Housing, March 24, 2-4pm
Housing Search Series: Part 3-Renting a Place with an Eviction on Your Record, April 14, 2-4pm
¡Inquilinos Inteligentes!: Cómo Manejar Los problemas Con: Reparaciones, Moho, Depósitos, y Responsabilidades Del Propietario, April 28, 2-4pm
Information for Survivors of Domestic Violence, May 12, 2-4pm
Fees and Deposits, May 26, 2-4pm
Repair Issues and Landlord Duties, June 9, 2-4pm
Evictions and Terminations, June 23, 2-4pm
I Cannot Pay Full Rent-What Are My Options?, July 14, 2-4pm
¡Inquilinos Inteligentes!: No Puedo Pagar La Renta Completo. ¿Cuáles Son Mis Opciones? ¿Cuál Es La Mejor Manera De Proceder? July 28, 2-4pm
Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus
As we all try to navigate these uncertain times, the Financial Empowerment Network would like to share some guidance from the DFI, CFPB, and Bank On Washington.
The CFPB blog offers steps to help protect yourself or a loved one from the financial impact of the coronavirus.
For the latest updates, visit the CFPB’s Coronavirus landing page.
Open a safe banking account online to protect your money. Bank and credit union accounts, particularly those certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards, can support you to receive wages and government benefits safely and securely, using direct deposit. Bank On accounts is not subject to surprise fees – especially for an overdraft, insufficient funds, and inactivity.
– Many Bank On certified accounts can be opened online to ensure the account opening process is safe and seamless. Learn more here>
– You can find a list of participating Bank On Seattle-King County financial institutions. Learn more here>
NWCLC Webinar Series: How to survive the financial impacts of COVID-19
For many Washingtonians who were recently laid off, had hours reduced, or took unpaid leave, the financial implications of COVID-19 have been serious and immediate.
Northwest Consumer Law Center is here to help those financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Landlord/Tenant Law & COVID-19
An Update on Washington’s Eviction Moratorium and Options for Renters
Monday, March 30, 2020
Download the webinar at https://youtu.be/whClo28RoPU
Financially struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Want to learn more about your rights as a tenant during these uncertain times? Join Northwest Consumer Law Center for an informative presentation by Board Member Brendan Donckers. This 20-minute presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
Your Mortgage & COVID-19
An Update on Foreclosure Moratoriums, Payment Deferrals, and More
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Download the webinar at https://youtu.be/DojvWYQQFxQ
Financially struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Want to learn more about options for your mortgage payments? Join Northwest Consumer Law Center for an informative presentation by Board Member Melissa Huelsman. This 20-minute presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
Your Student Loans & COVID-19: Is Relief Available?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Download the webinar at https://youtu.be/KZcTAKPtQ_M
Trying to make sense of what options are available to manage your student loans? Join Northwest Consumer Law Center for an informative presentation by Board Member Christina Henry. This 20-minute presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
Managing Consumer Debt Amid COVID-19
Credit Cards, Medical Bills, and Debt Collectors
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Download the webinar at https://youtu.be/XpzJYklHqn0
Struggling financially due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Not sure which bills to pay first? Want to learn more about how to protect your consumer rights? Join Northwest Consumer Law Center for an informative presentation by Board Member Sam Leonard. This 20-minute presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session
Bankruptcy & COVID-19
Should I File? And Other Considerations During A Financial Crisis
Friday, April 3, 2020
Download the webinar at https://youtu.be/iOKYj7QXEy8
Struggling to repay debt and considering bankruptcy? Join Northwest Consumer Law Center for an informative presentation by Executive Director Amanda Martin. This 20-minute presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
Q&A about Eviction Moratoriums for Tenants and Manuf./Mobile Homeowners
Watch the Q&A webinar where NJP attorneys answer questions about rent and rent assistance, the eviction process, and other issues facing tenants during the COVID-19 crisis. They also focus on manufactured/mobile homeowners who rent space in a manufactured/mobile home parks, but all tenants may learn more about their rights and where to get legal help.
Watch the webinar here>
Your Next Job
Your Next Job is a service at the Seattle Public Library (SPL) that can help job seekers:
- Get started with unemployment
- Search for jobs
- Apply for jobs
- Learn new job skills
Through one-on-one appointments by phone, text, or online conferencing, SPL can help job seekers to be successful on career and educational pathways, including job seekers with little or no digital literacy skills and those with limited English proficiency.
- For access to job resources, visit The Seattle Public Library Job Resources webpage.
- For assistance with unemployment claims, contact the Employment Securities Department.
- For assistance in finding shelter, food resources, or other help with basic needs, contact our Community Resource Specialist.
Your Next Job is offered in partnership with the King County Library System and the Seattle Jobs Initiative.
Seattle Area Food Resources
View the Live Map at https://public.tableau.com/profile/city.of.seattle.human.services#!/
Free Vegetarian Food Truck
Northwest SHARE continues with the expanded schedule of their Free Vegetarian Food Truck, generously handing out free food, four times a week. You can find them in the UHeight parking lot, giving out free meals (while observing social distancing rules) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 pm, on Saturdays from 5:30 to 8 pm, and on Sundays from 12 to 2 pm.
With school closures now being extended through the end of the school year, the need for childcare becomes essential. Immediate childcare for workers on the front line of COVID response in healthcare, first response, grocery, delivery, and other high-need sectors is available through the partnering efforts of University Temple Children’s School – UTCS and UHeights. Read more about this effort in a UW Daily article.
Spread the word by sharing this preliminary intake form with parents you know who are looking for childcare. Download the form at https://forms.gle/xdFuKqXojMbHdZ6H9. Contact Mason Wiley, with questions at 206-527-4278 ext. 806.
Planning for Higher Education for Families
The non-profit organization CENTS is pleased to announce the creation of Planning for Higher Education for Families, a free Workbook and Resource Guide to help families plan for their student’s higher education. This project, funded by the Washington Student Achieve Council (WSAC) and Washington 529 Plans (WA529), is the culmination of teamwork between CENTS, WSAC, and WA529. Planning for Higher Education for Families will help families come up with a plan to save money for higher education and/or cut down on the cost of higher learning. The project can be found at https://centsprogram.org/planning-for-higher-education-for-families/.
The COVID-19 Crisis and Student Loans: A Webinar Event for Borrowers and Practitioners
The Center for Financial Security (CFS), in collaboration with the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Loan Debt (WCSD) and Ascendium Education Solutions, Inc., hosted a webinar entitled “The COVID19 Crisis and Student Loans: A Webinar Event for Borrowers and Practitioners” on June 9th. The webinar increased awareness about how COVID19 has impacted student loan borrowers and on the various types of COVID19-related relief available.
Watch the webinar here>