Advocacy in Action

Your go-to source for national, state and local legislative information affecting the multifamily industry.

Local Updates and Reports

Our Government Affairs legislative team is committed to keeping you informed on issues of importance to our industry. We provide Legislative Session Reports to keep you informed of the current status of State legislative proposals, and resources to guide you through implementation of new laws The Apartment Advocate provides a monthly update on national trends and changes in residential landlord-tenant law.  

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Legislative Session Reports

During each State Legislative session, the WMFHA Government Affairs team produces frequent updates to proposed legislative policies affecting multifamily operations and development.  We also provide year-end summaries to provide a recap to our members summarizing WMFHA's legislative accomplishments.  

2018 legislative Summary Reports

Week 1 Legislative Report Week 2 Legislative Report  |  Week 3 Legislative Report  |  Week 4 Legislative Report

Week 5 Legislative Report  |  Week 6 Legislative Report

See every legislative proposal we are following here  

2017 Legislative Summary Reports

2017 Legislative Summary Report


Legislative Resources

To The Point

The resources below provide you with the information you need to implement and comply with national, State and local landlord-tenant laws.

Tenant Protections Ordinance - Effective July 13, 2016

Source of Income/Preferred Employer - Effective September 16, 2016

First in Time - Effective January 1, 2017

Move-in-Fees Ordinance - Effective January 16, 2017

Voter Registration - Effective July 23, 2017

Rental Inspection Updates - Effective August 14, 2017

Criminal Background Checks - Effective February 19, 2018

Criminal Background Checks - An Update

Find a comprehensive list of fair housing resources on the Fair Housing Resources Page.  


Apartment Advocate

The Apartment Advocate highlights key developments and viewpoints in industry public policy at all levels of government, and helps NAA members explore advocacy pathways, whether it's to learn more about an issue, take action, or get involved in new,different or more committed ways.

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