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Maintenance Pathways Program Builds Pipeline
Maintenance Pathways Program Builds Pipeline

Earlier this spring, WMFHA collaborated with Evergreen Goodwill to offer the Apartment Maintenance Pathways Program. The program is targeted to at-risk youth and those not on traditional career paths between 18-24 years of age. Students attend a 4 week hands-on training that utilizes the National... Continue Reading

Postedby Jason Loughridge
Date posted06/4/2024


King County Unlawful Detainer Action Court Rule Change
King County Unlawful Detainer Action Court Rule Change

On Wednesday, May 29, the King County Superior Court adopted an emergency amendment, effective immediately, to LCR 40.1(b)(1)(L), for unlawful detainer actions where noncompliance by the defendant is alleged to... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/31/2024


Olympia Passes Relocation Assistance
Olympia Passes Relocation Assistance

The City of Olympia recently passed another round of tenant protections. Under this new ordinance, housing providers must notify tenants of their right to relocation assistance when increasing rent by more than 7%. The amount of relocation assistance they are then required to pay is two and a half... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted05/15/2024


Notice to Raise Rent in Spokane Increased to 6 Months
Notice to Raise Rent in Spokane Increased to 6 Months

Despite opposition and concern from our organization and members, as well as members from other organizations, a new ordinance requiring housing providers give residents a minimum of 180 days’ notice when increasing their rent passed in Spokane, with one amendment. If you raise rent less... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted05/15/2024


Virtual Legal Symposium
Virtual Legal Symposium

Your GA Team will be presenting as part of WMFHA’s Virtual Legal Symposium on all things Tenant Protections, so if you’ve been curious or confused on all the changing laws and regulations- you don’t want to miss this! Tune in on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:00am to learn more and ask... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted05/15/2024


It’s time for elections- what does that mean for you?
It’s time for elections- what does that mean for you?

Election season is upon us! I’m sure by now you’ve seen a political ad or two on TV or in the mail- a bummer if you find those annoying because they will continue leading up to Washington’s primary on August 6. So why should you care? Sometimes it’s easy, or even... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted05/15/2024


WMFHA Joins Fellow Business and Real Estate Professionals for WREC Meeting
WMFHA Joins Fellow Business and Real Estate Professionals for WREC Meeting

The WMFHA GA team recently participated in the bi-annual Washington Real Estate Coalition (WREC) meeting in Renton. WREC is made up of real estate trade associations, industry lobbyists and interested small business representatives. The group met to discuss a recap of the 2024 legislative session... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


ADUs, Pragmatic Seattle & Grassroots Advocacy…Oh My!
ADUs, Pragmatic Seattle & Grassroots Advocacy…Oh My!

At the May Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting members discussed ADUs on multi-family 0roperties, a Seattle initiative to bring balance back to the city and NAA grassroots advocacy. In 2023, the legislature passed HB 1110, the middle housing bill, which was intended to be a step towards... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


Awful Unlawful Detainer, the Process in King County
Awful Unlawful Detainer, the Process in King County

A group of multi-family and commercial property managers, developers, owners, real estate agents, association staff and other stakeholders recently met to discuss the challenges of rental housing and policies in City of Seattle and the awful unlawful detainer process in the King County court... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


WFHA Hosts Spokane Tenant Protection Roundtable
WFHA Hosts Spokane Tenant Protection Roundtable

WMFHA staff and GAC member Mack Mayo, Paine Hamblen LLP, recently hosted a Spokane Tenant Protections Roundtable to educate members on the tenant protections passed in 2023 and the disjointed implementation by the city. Although in effect since mid-2023, some principal parts of the required... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


WMFHA Joins Whos Who in Housing to Support the Yes in My Backyard Act
WMFHA Joins Whos Who in Housing to Support the Yes in My Backyard Act

On May 14, Up for Growth Action sent a letter of support for H.R. 3507, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to the House Financial Services committee. WMFHA along with a long list of real estate housing and industry stakeholders signed the letter applauding the committee for moving the bill to... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted05/15/2024


My EdCon East Experience
My EdCon East Experience

As a speaker at WMFHA's EdCon East, and as a Community Manager in the Spokane area, I had the honor of not only sharing insights on social media marketing but also immersing myself in an environment brimming with innovation, collaboration, and industry expertise. EdCon East is a wonderful... Continue Reading

Postedby Libby Patton
Date posted05/1/2024