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.
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.
2017 Legislative Summary Reports
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 - overturned March 28, 2018
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
Find a comprehensive list of fair housing resources on the Fair Housing Resources Page.
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.