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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Information About The Washington Foreclosure Mediation Program

On April 14, 2011, Governor Chris Gregoire signed into law the Foreclosure Fairness Act of 2011. The legislation creates the Foreclosure Mediation Program.

State law now requires 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.

The law becomes effective on July 22, 2011.

The Department of Commerce’s Foreclosure Fairness Act Mediation Program Information Website is up and running at
Please share this link with anyone who has questions about the program. The Washington Department of Commerce is coordinating the program, so all questions should go through them. Counselors with questions about participating should contact the Washington Housing Finance Commission (

The Department of Commerce website will have more information in the coming weeks as they get the program up and running.