Non-Profits and Government Agency Resources
The HUD website has large sections which walk you through what you need to know, and provide detailed materials on avoiding foreclosure, buying a home, budget, grants, homes for sale, vetran programs, and many other useful topics.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a section on "new tools to help combat harmful debt collection practices" and places to submit a complaint and tell your story about experiences with financial providers and helping agencies, there are places for guidance, how to pay for college, reports on the financial landscape, and a place to provide feedback on proposed regulations.
The Treasury Department has a site called MakingHomeAffordable.gov with a great video exploring the sie, which helps explore your options, and offers a menu full of education and assistance sources.
Department of Financial Institutions has sections on understanding the different types of financial service providers, foreclosure help, financial publications, loan modifications, consumer loans and services, identity theft, and a great blog with very useful information like "how to research a home improvement contractor."
Washington State Attorney General's Office has sections on consumer issues including Foreclosure and Mortgage Assistance, with links to handy items like a free credit report, what to do about junk mail, health club membership problems, online auctions, and other consumer potential issues and problems.
Washington State Housing Finance Commission is dedicated to increasing housing access and affordability and to expanding the availability of quality community services for the people of Washington. They have very useful information, including on low income Housing Tax Credit and on the Foreclosure Fairness Program.