Advocating for legislation equitable to our industry and the community
Providing educational opportunities to promote career development
Celebrating and supporting all facets of the multifamily industry
For multifamily property owners, managers and suppliers, WMFHA is the professional trade association that advances the interests of the multifamily industry because we are connected and in communication with stakeholders at the local, state and national level.
The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association is the Washington State chapter of the National Apartment Association. We are a collection of over 110 Property Management companies and owners of multifamily properties, with 1250 Apartment Communities representing over 206,000 apartment homes, and 240 industry suppliers working together to promote and enrich the multifamily housing industry in Washington state and serve our valued residents.
One of our primary objectives is to actively monitor and influence the legislative process. As an affiliate of the National Apartment Association (NAA), and through a joint legislative alliance with the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), we are able to speak for you in regulatory and legislative bodies at the federal, state and local government levels. We make sure you stay informed of regulatory requirements that affect you and your business.
In addition, WMFHA has a Political Action Committee (PAC), which raises money and works to help get elected those public officials who will work with us on multifamily housing issues to affect favorable change in the lawmaking process.
Our vision is to promote professionalism through education. In alliance with the NAA, we are privileged to offer nationally recognized professional designation programs. These programs are widely respected for their comprehensive approach to career development in our industry. With some study and hard work, you and/or your employees can earn professional credentials in multi-site property supervision (CAPS), apartment management (CAM), leasing (NALP), maintenance (CAMT) or as an industry supplier (CAS).
WMFHA offers numerous opportunities for you to network, exchange ideas, and form relationships with other professionals in the multifamily housing industry. These offerings include informative meetings, conferences, trade show exhibitions, awards dinner and social events. Each affords you an opportunity to strengthen your connections and improve your knowledge. Most gratifying are our events supporting charitable organizations in our communities.