WMFHA members joined the National Apartment Association for their annual Capitol Conference and Lobby Day inWashington D.C. NAA affiliate members from across the country met to discuss national government affairs issues affecting the housing industry. On the last day of the conference, WMFHA... Continue Reading
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State Legislative Report The 2016 regular legislative session ended March 10 without consensus on a supplemental budget. As a result the Governor ordered a 30-day special session and vetoed certain bills which passed the House and Senate. The special session begins immediately to hash out a... Continue Reading
Be a Grassroots Advocate On February 3rd, 40 WMFHA members converged on the Capitol Mall in Olympia to lobby our state legislators for the annual Day on the Hill Legislative Day. Members met with their legislators to educate our lawmakers on issues of importance to the housing industry and to... Continue Reading
APARTMENTS. WE LIVE HERE. In communities across the country, apartments work – helping people live in a home that’s right for them. Apartments and their residents contribute more than $1 trillion to the economy. We all should celebrate the positive impact our industry is making in... Continue Reading
State Legislative Update The Washington State Legislature convened its eight and a half week (60 day) session on January 11. Sentiment across the board from lawmakers is to keep focused on issues that must be addressed and end on time. There is widespread, significant fatigue coming off the... Continue Reading
Skylar Olsen PhD, Senior Economist for Zillow Group, gave an excellent presentation to WMFHA members at the January Membership Meeting titled “It’s Not Just About Millenials: Uncovering Economic Trends”. Skylar gave statistical data on Seattle’s strong rent and occupancy... Continue Reading