Thank you to everyone who’s been with us these past three decades to fund civil justice in Washington State. Since 1992, we’ve raised over $33 million to support LFW’s grant program and helped hundreds of thousands of families access legal aid.
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In 2015, when Ferman Amado and 53 other farmworker families joined together to file a class action case as they were experiencing unfair housing practices in a mobile home park in Eastern Washington due to the park owner overcharging tenants and threatening eviction when they failed to immediately pay.
Thankfully with the help from Columbia Legal Services, LFW’s largest grantee, they reached a settlement that included monetary relief and a 5-year consent decree to protect the rights of these tenants to maintain their housing.
However, the park owner repeatedly violated this decree and subsequently filed for bankruptcy.
In 2021 the tenants created a cooperative to purchase the park with assistance from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center.
We are proud to have funded the Columbia Legal Services and helped this community continue to maintain affordable housing in their neighborhood.