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And They're Off - The Short Session Sprint
And They're Off - The Short Session Sprint

The 2024 Legislative Session convened on Monday January 8 and will run for 60 days through March 7 at midnight. With the short session, everything is starting sooner and moving faster. 491 bills and resolutions were pre-filed in the House and Senate, with the majority of topics outside the scope... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted01/17/2024


WMFHA Wednesdays Are Here!
WMFHA Wednesdays Are Here!

We all know what Wednesdays are famous for...HUMP DAY! That day in the middle of the week when the upcoming weekend begins to come into focus. Here at your association, we are going to give you another reason to get excited about Wednesdays. In 2024 we are introducing WMFHA Wednesdays, a new... Continue Reading

Postedby Jason Loughridge
Date posted01/10/2024


Action Alert - Oppose Rent Control
Action Alert - Oppose Rent Control

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Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted01/8/2024


HB 1594 - Residential Electrician Certification
HB 1594 - Residential Electrician Certification

Allowing certain types of maintenance experience to substitute for work experience required to be eligible to take the examination for the residential maintenance specialty electrician certificate.. Bill Information Sponsors: Goehner, Springer Companion: N/A Status: N/A What the bill... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/29/2023


HB 1589 - Clean Energy
HB 1589 - Clean Energy

Supporting Washington's clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. Bill Information Sponsors: Doglio, Fitzgibbon, Berry, Alvarado, Bateman, Ramel, Peterson, Lekanoff, Hackney, Macri, Kloba Companion: SB 5562 Status: (H) Rules What the bill... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/29/2023


SB 5562 - Clean Energy
SB 5562 - Clean Energy

Supporting Washington's clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. Bill Information Sponsors: Nguyen, Lovelett, Hunt, Keiser, Liias, Saldaña, Wellman, Wilson, C. Companion: HB 1589 Status: (S) Ways & Means What the bill... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/29/2023


SB 5707 - Housing Court Pilot Program
SB 5707 - Housing Court Pilot Program

Establishing a housing court pilot program. Bill Information Sponsors: Kuderer, Lovelett, Nguyen, Nobles, Wilson, C. Companion: N/A Status: N/A What the bill does: Creates a housing court pilot program Latest Action Alert: N/A Talking Points: N/A Notes: N/A Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/29/2023


Shoreline Tenant Protections
Shoreline Tenant Protections

Despite significant opposition from WMFHA members and others in the multifamily housing industry, Shoreline City Council approved a new ordinance on December 11 that established tenant protections for renters in Shoreline. While this wasn’t a win for us, it showcased valuable member... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted12/18/2023


2024 Legislative Agenda Released
2024 Legislative Agenda Released

At the Government Affairs Committee meeting on December 14th, members voted to adopt our 2024 Legislative Agenda. The document is a high-level policy one-pager intended to guide our advocacy efforts in Olympia, inform our members of our policy positions as well as the public and elected officials.... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/18/2023


WMFHA Team in Eastern Washington
WMFHA Team in Eastern Washington

Last week, part of the WMFHA team popped over to Spokane to meet with the Executive Council and to celebrate the holidays at the Giving Gala, benefitting Vanessa Behan. It was a productive trip consisting of planning for next year and a very successful Gala, as well as a Day on the Hill pitch. ... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted12/18/2023


What is the WMFHA PAC?
What is the WMFHA PAC?

What is the WMFHA PAC? And more importantly- why should you care? Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted12/18/2023


Senator Mark Mullet and Representative Spencer Hutchins to Join Pre-session Webinar
Senator Mark Mullet and Representative Spencer Hutchins to Join Pre-session Webinar

Senator Mark Mullet and Representative Spencer Hitchins will be joining the WMFHA advocacy team for our pre-session webinar on January 3rd from 9:00-10:30 am. In addition to hearing from the legislatures about the expect from the 2024 session, the advocacy tram will also be providing a brief... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted12/18/2023