Homeowner’s resource center information

Link to Washington Homeownership Resource Center:  http://www.homeownership-wa.org/contact.htm.
Email us at info@homeownership-wa.org
Call us toll-free on our Homeownership Hotline at (877) 894-4663
Local in Seattle, our number is (206) 542-1243
Office hours: 8 am to 5 pm PST, Monday – Friday

You can also send correspondence to:
Washington Homeownership Center
18551 Aurora Ave N, Suite 200
Shoreline, WA 98133-3992
Tina was far too modest to mention her award at the Evergreen Democrats meeting of 7/12.
In recognition of her legislative work in the midst of Washington state’s foreclosure crisis, state Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, received the 2011 Housing Hero Award from a group of housing and homeless organizations.
The 2011 Housing Hero Award was presented to Orwall at the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness’ General Membership meeting on June 16 by representatives from the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.
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Orwall’s leadership helped pass the  Foreclosure Fairness Act of 2011, which created the Foreclosure Mediation Program that could benefit the 45,000 families expected to receive foreclosure notices this year.
The new law will bring banks and homeowners to the table to explore alternatives to foreclosure. It will require lenders to notify borrowers prior to foreclosure of the availability of foreclosure counseling and the potential for mediation. Foreclosure counseling will help homeowners understand all of their options and determine the best course of action.

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  1. More info… and a forum!

    One of the highlights of the 2011 State Legislative Session was the passage of the groundbreaking Foreclosure Fairness Act. This bill is a game-changer for Washington’s homeowners facing foreclosure and will go into effect on Friday, July 22nd. The night before, the Housing Alliance is co-presenting a Foreclosure Forum in Kent.

    The Foreclosure Fairness Act 

will improve pre-foreclosure communication and will provide homeowners with an opportunity to have a meeting with their lender and a third-party mediator before a foreclosure can proceed.

    It is critical that homeowners know about their new rights. As an advocate in the affordable housing community, you can be an important link in ensuring the word gets out.

    Please help spread the word and also join the Housing Alliance at this informative event on July 21st where you can learn more about the new law. This event will be particularly helpful to homeowners who may have questions about their rights or who fear that they may face foreclosure in the future.

    You are Invited to
    The Foreclosure Fairness Act Forum

    Thursday, July 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

    Kent Lutheran Church
    336 2nd Ave S
    Kent, WA 98032

    Hear from a panel of experts about the new law going into effect on July 22,
    and what this will mean for anyone facing foreclosure.

    Hosted by the bill’s prime sponsor, Representative Tina Orwall, 33rd Legislative District.

    Presented by Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
    and Housing Development Consortium – Seattle & King County.

    Speakers include:
    Representative Tina Orwall, 33rd Legislative District
    Mayor Suzette Cooke, City of Kent
    Bruce Neas, Columbia Legal Services

    Along with a Panel of Experts for a Q&A session:
    Marcy Bowers, Poverty Action Network

    Marc Cote, Washington Homeownership Resource Center
    Kim Herman, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Dan McConnon, Washington State Department of Commerce

    Bruce Neas, Columbia Legal Services

    Please email Michele Thomas with any questions.

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