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National and Local Government Affairs Update
National and Local Government Affairs Update

(as published in the Rental Housing Journal "On-Site") The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association has become the go-to source for local, regional, state and national legislative information that affects our industry. Representing 1,400 members and over 200,000 rental homes in the state,... Continue Reading

Postedby Jim Wiard (deleted)
Date posted04/27/2018


Seattle Changes the Rules on Parking
Seattle Changes the Rules on Parking

On May 14, a new law takes effect in Seattle which may change how you offer and charge for parking to residential and commercial tenants. The law affects multifamily properties in the City of Seattle only. The law, which amends the land use code to change mandatory parking requirements in... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted04/24/2018


All Things Maintenance Mania!
All Things Maintenance Mania!

SHOW YOUR SKILLS AND COMPETE FOR CASH, BRAGGING RIGHTS AND PRIDE! Ask any property manager and they will tell you - Service Teams are the backbone of the multifamily industry. Day-in and day-out our Maintenance Techs, Groundskeepers and Maintenance Supervisors keep our residents happy and our... Continue Reading

Postedby Tricia Johnson
Date posted04/20/2018


2018 Legislative Wrap-Up
2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

The State legislative session concluded in the late hours of March 8 and for the first time in five years lawmakers did not enter a special session to complete its business. In total, legislators introduced 1,425 distinct legislative proposals. Of that number, 310 passed both the House and... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted04/5/2018


RPM Careers Month
RPM Careers Month

April is RPM Careers Month! This year RPM Careers month has been refreshed with a new @rmpcareers Instagram account! Instead of a selfie contest, we invite you to share your "RPMmoments to highlight what makes your career rewarding! How do I get ready for RPM Careers Month? Start posting your... Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted04/3/2018


Seattle's First in Time Law Struck Down by King County Judge
Seattle's First in Time Law Struck Down by King County Judge

On Wednesday, March 28, Seattle's First-in-Time law was struck down by a King County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Parisien. The law, passed in 2016, required housing providers to provide direct links to screening criteria on all websites advertising available units, provide additional time to... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/28/2018


Rental Registration and Inspection Program Coming to Kent
Rental Registration and Inspection Program Coming to Kent

The City of Kent recently passed an ordinance creating a rental registration and inspection program to identify and inspect basic health and safety issues. in rental housing The law itself becomes effective April 18, however implementation of the program will begin this summer. The process... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/26/2018


2018 Scholarship Awards
2018 Scholarship Awards

WMFHA is pleased to announce the following Scholarship recipients for the 2018 Credential programs. These scholarships represent over $16,600 in tuition and we couldn't be more proud to be partners in the career development of the following property management professionals. Certified Apartment... Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted03/22/2018


Welcome New Members
Welcome New Members

Join WMFHA in Welcoming Our Q1 New Members! New Supplier Partners Anyone Home Inc. Apex Surety Instruments LLC Bastion Security Best Home Buyers, Inc. BetterNOI Burke's Klein's DKI Buyers Access Circle Twice IT Consulting Coin Meter Company Dolan Company Inc. Earthworks Landscape Services... Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted03/20/2018


Seattle Bans Rent Bidding Websites
Seattle Bans Rent Bidding Websites

After receiving a report from the University of Washington Associated Student Body regarding websites that provide rent bidding services, the Seattle City Council moved to place a moratorium on the use of such services for two years. The moratorium, which becomes effective 30 days after the Mayor... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/20/2018


State Legislature Passes E3SHB 2578 regarding Source of Income
State Legislature Passes E3SHB 2578 regarding Source of Income

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) welcomes the passage of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 2578 establishing statewide source of income protections, and creating the Landlord Mitigation Fund in statute. The new law, which will take effect September 30, decreases the... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/15/2018


Bellingham Passes Tenant Protections
Bellingham Passes Tenant Protections

The City of Bellingham recently passed a law creating additional tenant protections for residents living in rental properties. The law affects all multifamily rental properties within the city limits of Bellingham. Click links below to learn more about each of the tenant protections passed by... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted03/9/2018