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Psssst…..It Doesn’t Work
Psssst…..It Doesn’t Work

WMFHA and PAH release rent control reports Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/21/2024


Supplier Support Works - Advocacy in Action
Supplier Support Works - Advocacy in Action

Your voice matters, even if you are not sure how your experience can add to the conversation. Case in point, two supplier members Katie Phelan-Chostner, 1UP Floors, and Chris Dukelow, CredHub, knocked it out of their park with their recent testimony in Olympia. Their testimony was instrumental in... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/21/2024


DOH Representation & Eastside Roadshow
DOH Representation & Eastside Roadshow

We had great representation from a few members on the eastside of the state, which helped us get meetings with our legislators from east of the mountains. Special thank you to Libby Patton, Amanda Gunn, Michael Sinitsa and Tim Braun. Thank you for making the trip and for representing our industry... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted02/20/2024


2024 Week 6 Legislative Update
2024 Week 6 Legislative Update

House of Origin Cutoff, what's alive, what's hanging on, and what's dead. Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/16/2024


2024 Week 5 Legislative Update
2024 Week 5 Legislative Update

Fiscal cutoff is a passed, but some priority bills are still alive. Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/9/2024


PAH Shares Economic Report - Rent Growth Cap Will be Detrimental to Washington State
PAH Shares Economic Report - Rent Growth Cap Will be Detrimental to Washington State

The Partnership for Affordable Housing Shares Economic Report - Rent Growth Cap Will be Detrimental to Washington Seattle, WASH. -- (February 7, 2024) – The Partnership for Affordable Housing (PAH), a 501c (4) non-profit coalition of housing providers and business groups in... Continue Reading

Postedby Nick Marin
Date posted02/7/2024


Emerging Leaders Kicks Off with an Action-Packed January!
Emerging Leaders Kicks Off with an Action-Packed January!

The inaugural Kari Anderson' Emerging Leaders Program started off strong in January! This first-ever cohort is comprised of 20 diverse members representing different companies, positions, ages and experience levels. Each member was identified as a current and future leader that will be on the... Continue Reading

Postedby Jason Loughridge
Date posted02/5/2024


2024 Week 4 Legislative Update
2024 Week 4 Legislative Update

Week four, and policy committee cutoff is behind us. Also another successful day on the hill with over 150 members joining us to educate legislators on our industry and how proposed legislation will affect our ability to provide housing to Washingtonians. Good news is that SB 5961, the Senate... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/2/2024


Smashing Success at Day on the Hill
Smashing Success at Day on the Hill

WMFHA members answered the call to ADVOCATE! This past Tuesday (January 30th), over 160 WMFHA members and staff spent the day at the Capitol in Olympia meeting with 66 legislators from the House and Senate, and the Lieutenant Governor of Washington, to advocate on behalf of the multi-family... Continue Reading

Date posted02/1/2024


2024 Week 3 Legislative Update
2024 Week 3 Legislative Update

Week three is done and the first committee cut-off date looms large. The policy committee cutoff date is next Friday, which means that any bills that are not required to implement the budget need to be out of the committees in their house of origin by Friday or are dead (although some shenanigans... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted01/26/2024


Spokane Tenant Protections
Spokane Tenant Protections

Last year, the City of Spokane joined jurisdictions across the state in passing additional regulations on the housing industry. We are now starting to receive feedback on the effects of this policy from our members. Included in these negative effects is the frustration with encouraging residents... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted01/24/2024


WMFHA PAC Foreign Investment Disclosure
WMFHA PAC Foreign Investment Disclosure

If you or your company has made a PAC contribution from a corporate account, Washington law requires a “Certification of Contribution” to be completed. You or your accounting department will receive this... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted01/24/2024