The Spirit of Giving
Tukwila, WA – The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) has presented a check to the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) for $13,851.55. The funds were proceeds from WMFHA’s recent 7th annual Chili Cook-Off charity event.
Over 400 people from the multifamily housing industry and local community attended the Chili Cook-Off. Over 30 participant companies, representing property management companies and supplier companies which service the apartment industry, served their best chili recipes to attendees and chili judges. Celebrity judges included Brad Goode from KOMO 4 Morning News, Sunny Kobe Cook, founder of Sleep Country USA, and Michael Lucas, owner of Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack and Watering Hole.
Families were treated to entertainment from the Seattle Seahawk’s Blue Thunder Drum Corp. and team mascot Blitz, as well as taking photos with Seahawk’s cheerleaders Brittany and Sonrose. <<Read Full Press Release>>
WMFHA - A Community of Leaders
The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association is a non-profit trade association serving the multi-family rental housing industry. We provide education for career development, protect the interests of rental housing providers through legislative advocacy, foster business partnerships and participate in the betterment of Seattle-Metro and surrounding communities. We are the Washington affiliate of the National Apartment Association. Our members are comprised of individuals and companies who develop, own, manage and provide goods and services to the apartment industry in Washington state.
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As an affiliate of the National Apartment Association, WMFHA is proud to offer the robust professional designations of CAM, CAMT, CAS, NALP and CAPS as well as dozens of timely, skill specific workshops and seminars for our members and future members. With in class, online, and blended learning options - we have something for everyone!
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WMFHA is working for you at the State and Federal level!
WMFHA is fortunate to have the expertise of Joe Puckett as our Government Affairs Chair. Until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Puckett was an attorney in private practice in Seattle and the founder of the law firm Puckett & Redford PLLC. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and has been representing landlords for over 30 years. Mr. Puckett represented numerous property management companies, developers and owners of residential and commercial properties. Widely recognized as an expert in the field of residential tenancies Mr. Puckett and is a frequent speaker to lawyer groups and professional associations on these topics.
Joe works with WMFHA’s lobbyist, Kathryn Hedrick to analyze and consult with industry leaders on proposed legislation that could impact landlords and owners. Ms. Hedrick has represented WMFHA in Olympia since 2005.
National Lease Program
The National Apartment Association has developed a partnership with Blue Moon to offer a National Lease Program that is easy to use, universally managed and updated and accessible to our members. The program includes the Lease Contract, a variety of lease addenda and the Rental Application.The lease and accompanying addenda cover every aspect of the rental process and are reviewed by expert attorneys to ensure compliance with state law and local regulation. The language of the lease is constantly monitored and modified to reflect new legislation or jurisprudence and property management may audit and edit entire portfolios of leases with a few clicks of a mouse. To learn more about this wonderful resource check out the Benefits of Using the National Lease Program or to sign up for access, please contact our office at 425.656.9077.