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New Poll Results on Rent Control and Housing Affordability
New Poll Results on Rent Control and Housing Affordability

Partnership for Affordable Housing conducted a short poll of Washington residents to determine opinions on housing affordability policies and rent control. There is still confusion among residents of what rent control is exactly and what can be done to improve housing affordability other than... Continue Reading

Postedby Jim Wiard (deleted)
Date posted07/31/2020


Proposed Laws in Auburn Add to Housing Woes Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainty
Proposed Laws in Auburn Add to Housing Woes Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainty

A sweeping package of restrictive new housing laws is sailing through the Auburn City Council that will add to the mounting challenges housing providers are already experiencing as COVID-19 surges back. These laws do not provide residents with critical rental assistance many need to cover their... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted07/20/2020


New Member Report - July 2020
New Member Report - July 2020

Welcome new members! Property Management Companies: Trieste Holdings LLC Redside Partners LLC Properties: Queensborough The Leonard Townhomes at SE Blvd Westwynd Apartments 605-607 N Garden The Reserve at Lacey Harbor Heights Supplier Partner Members: Washington Energy Services ADT Parcel... Continue Reading

Postedby Jim Wiard (deleted)
Date posted07/16/2020


Only 91.67 Percent of Washington Apartment Homes Paid Rent as of July 13, 2020
Only 91.67 Percent of Washington Apartment Homes Paid Rent as of July 13, 2020

Renton, Washington – Washington Multi-Family Housing Association’s (WMFHA) found 91.67 percent of statewide apartment homes made a full or partial payment by July 13, 2020. The data was collected from the association’s 267,000 professionally managed homes in the state. This... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted07/14/2020


Re-Opening Pools and Spas
Re-Opening Pools and Spas

You’re probably wondering, and your residents are asking, when will the pool open? When will the fitness center open? As counties are in different phases, it is important to note what’s open in each phase. While many businesses are open, there remains restrictions on specific... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted07/10/2020


The Impacts of Rent Control
The Impacts of Rent Control

We must work together to address the urgent need for affordable housing in Washington state. WMFHA has joined Partnership for Affordable Housing, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, formed out of a strong and shared interest to come together to provide effective solutions to housing affordability in... Continue Reading

Postedby Jim Wiard (deleted)
Date posted07/7/2020


Seattle Roommate Bill
Seattle Roommate Bill

In September 2019, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that permits tenants to add additional occupants to existing tenancies. The law passed the City Council unanimously, but the Mayor did not sign the legislation, allowing it to go into effect without her signature. Though we have... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/29/2020


Unincorporated King County Rental Protections
Unincorporated King County Rental Protections

The King County Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance creating additional protections in unlawful detainer proceedings for tenants of residential and commercial tenancies. The law passed 7-2A copy of the ordinance can be found here. The law applies to and affects properties in unincorporated... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/26/2020


New Member Report June 2020
New Member Report June 2020

Welcome aboard! Property Management Companies: Wilshire Capital LLC Vine Street Group Olympic Management Co SMY LLC KCI Commerical Inc Chuckanut Property Management Properties: Geo City View Ventana Zephyr Crane The Bower The Main Supplier Partners: Tacoma Quality... Continue Reading

Postedby Jim Wiard (deleted)
Date posted06/22/2020


Only 90.48 Percent of Washington Apartment Homes Paid Rent as of June 13, 2020
Only 90.48 Percent of Washington Apartment Homes Paid Rent as of June 13, 2020

Renton, Washington – Washington Multi-Family Housing Association’s (WMFHA) found 90.48 percent of statewide apartment homes made a full or partial payment by June 13, 2020. The data was collected from the association’s 267,000 professionally managed homes in the state. This is... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/14/2020


New Laws Take Effect Thursday
New Laws Take Effect Thursday

Several bills passed the legislature which affect the landlord-tenant relationship and housing provider operations. The following is a summary of each policy that passed in 2020. The following bills apply to all residential rental properties in the state of Washington and become effective June... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/9/2020


EdCon 2020 is Cancelled
EdCon 2020 is Cancelled

EdCon 2020: Regrettably canceled. With our state’s slow progression of returning to "normal," we have decided to cancel EdCon 2020. We feel it is in the best interest of the health of safety of all. However, in order to still serve our members in the safest way possible, we’re happy to... Continue Reading

Postedby Tricia Johnson
Date posted06/9/2020