Issue Position: Affordable Housing

Issue Position

By:  Tina Orwall
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

Tina has been advocating for homeowners and tenants.

One of the most important things we can do to stabilize the economy is to stabilize the housing market. In this recession, South King County has had some of the highest rates of foreclosure in the state. Tina has sponsored and passed the Foreclosure Fairness Act, to ensure that every homeowner has a fair and transparent process to ensure that all options have been explored so that they can stay in their homes whenever possible. For those that cannot keep their homes, it helps them make the next transition. This new law, one of the strongest in the country, has helped thousands of homeowners throughout our state.

Tina believes everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live. She is a strong supporter of the Housing Trust Fund to create affordable housing for those most in need. Prior to becoming a legislator, Tina worked as the Washington State Taking Health Care Home Coordinator where she helped set up the funders group which consists of public and private partners that that have developed over 1,000 units of housing for homeless families, people with disabilities, and veterans.