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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.
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.