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Edcon East & RoundTable
Edcon East & RoundTable

Last week, Carter was in Eastern Washington alongside other WMFHA team members to attend EdCon East, as well as the Eastern Executive Council meeting. While there, she provided a legislative session and election preparation update as well as engaged members as to what they are seeing in their area... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted04/17/2024


Eastside Real Estate Symposium Highlights Housing Crisis
Eastside Real Estate Symposium Highlights Housing Crisis

Eastside Real Estate Symposium The WMFHA advocacy team recently attended the 2024 Eastside Real Estate Symposium hosted by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. The annual event highlights commercial real estate trends, housing supply and affordability and broader economic market signals. The event... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted04/17/2024


GAC Focuses on 2024 Election Issues at April Meeting
GAC Focuses on 2024 Election Issues at April Meeting

With legislative session over, the Government Affairs Committee (GAC), recently turned its focus to a few important election year issues; the Ban the Gas Ban Initiative, the Eastern Washington redistricting quagmire, and the campaign to elect Senator Mark Mullet as Washington’s next... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted04/17/2024


Four Legislators Join Post Session Webinar
Four Legislators Join Post Session Webinar

If you build it, they will come. Whether that refers to WMFHA’s recent Legislative Session Wrap-Up Webinar or the robust state level advocacy program, we’ll take it. Senators Annette (D-Vancouver) and Chris Gildon (R-Puyallup) and Representatives Andrew Barkis (R-Lacey) and Amy Walen... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted04/17/2024


EdCon 2024: A Community Manager's Journey to Professional Growth
EdCon 2024: A Community Manager's Journey to Professional Growth

As dawn breaks over the vibrant cityscape of Seattle, anticipation fills the air as property management professionals from across the region converge for the highly anticipated EdCon hosted by Washington Multifamily Housing Association or WMFHA as we all know them. For community managers like... Continue Reading

Postedby Sarah Fassett
Date posted04/3/2024


My 2024 EdCon Experience
My 2024 EdCon Experience

On March 26, WMFHA hosted an educational conference in Seattle for all multi-family professionals. Through the WFMHA Emerging Leaders Program and the generosity of my employer, I was able to attend EdCon for the first time this year. Here’s that story. The melodic hum of an iPhone alarm... Continue Reading

Postedby Libby Hollan
Date posted04/3/2024


Your Advocacy Team in DC
Your Advocacy Team in DC

Each year the National Apartment Association (NAA) hosts Advocate- their annual advocacy conference- where NAA members gather at Capitol Hill to network, to learn issues, and collectively take action. All WMFHA members are automatically members of NAA. As Congress settles into Capitol Hill, this... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Legislative Session is officially over!
Legislative Session is officially over!

As of March 7, Legislative Session in the state of Washington officially come to a close. After a hard fought 60 days with the multifamily housing industry at the forefront of a couple of high visibility bills, we came out victorious. The highlight was once again stopping rent control in it's... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Regional Partners- Stronger Together
Regional Partners- Stronger Together

We are stronger and more successful when we work together and bring more lived experience in to one room. In DC, we connected with association members and leadership from all over the country. We are seeing a lot of the same policy ideas throughout the nation, and most relevant for us, on the west... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Spokane Roundtable
Spokane Roundtable

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 posted03/20/2024


Election Season is upon us
Election Season is upon us

We are already actively engaged in the Washington gubernatorial race, as well as following many other races across our state as candidates announce. This is where the WMFHA PAC plays a pivotal role for us. Our PAC dollars go to champions of the multifamily housing and those who make sure we have a... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Harrell Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan
Harrell Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan

Earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a proposal that would vastly change housing throughout Seattle in the next 20 years. The “One Seattle Plan” would put Seattle in line with a bill adopted by the state legislature in 2023. The bill – HB 1110 – is... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024