Can I Keep My Home If I File Bankruptcy in Washington D.C.?

Most Washington D.C. homeowners will keep their homes if they file for bankruptcy, their mortgages are current and they continue to make regular monthly mortgage payments. Washington D.C.’s homestead exemption is for the full amount of equity in the property. Therefore, unsecured creditors cannot be paid from the sale of the home.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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