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WMFHA In the Eyes of First and Current Board President
WMFHA In the Eyes of First and Current Board President

“When I was president, it was a different day. The bulk of the skill set was being able to sell our product: membership to WMFHA. Now the product is self-sustaining; it’s an empire.” Kari explains. “I can only stand back and be proud of all that has changed." Continue Reading

Postedby MacKenzie Knell
Date posted06/28/2023


APARTMENTALIZE 2023 Recap
APARTMENTALIZE 2023 Recap

Washington State was well represented at NAA"s annual conference! Continue Reading

Postedby Sloane Cerbana
Date posted06/26/2023


Where WMFHA Began
Where WMFHA Began

WMFHA’s turning twenty (20) this year, and our staff and leadership couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the best way we know how – with a grandiose #WMFabulous Birthday Bash! Continue Reading

Postedby Nick Marin
Date posted06/22/2023


2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up Webinar
2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up Webinar

Now that the 2023 legislative session is complete, and we have had time to digest all that happened, WMFHA will be hosting a Legislative Wrap-Up Webinar on July 12. The webinar will give a brief overview of what transpired during the session, including the failure of several rent control and... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


Summary of the RLTA and Select Local Jurisdictions Released
Summary of the RLTA and Select Local Jurisdictions Released

The summary of the Washington Residential Landlord-Tenant Act was created by Joe Puckett, founding Board Member and former Director of Government Affairs. Each year, to coincide with the Virtual Legal Symposium (VSL), this document is updated, summarizing new laws passed by the Washington... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


Seattle Councilmember Sara Nelson to meet with WMFHA GAC
Seattle Councilmember Sara Nelson to meet with WMFHA GAC

Seattle City Council Member Sara Nelson will join the WMFHA Government Affairs Committee on Thursday June 15 from 12:30-2 to give an update on industry issues in Seattle and to hear members’ concerns about current processes in Seattle. She will update members on her role as Vice-Chair of... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


Up for Growth Partnership and Update
Up for Growth Partnership and Update

Mike Kingsella, CEO of Up for Growth will join the WMFHA Government Affairs Committee at its June meeting on Thursday, June 15 from 12:30-2 to discuss the partnership of WMFHA and Up for Growth and give an update on the current initiatives Up for Growth is executing. WMFHA and Up for Growth have... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


Tacoma City Council Considering Tenant Protection Package
Tacoma City Council Considering Tenant Protection Package

Tacoma recently had a work session on proposed “Tenant Protections” legislation. Although it is not currently scheduled for first reading before council, that action is expected to happen at an upcoming council meeting, possibly as early as next week. Ryan Makinster, Director of... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


WMFHA Joins Coalition To Oppose Mandatory Affordable Inclusion in Kirkland
WMFHA Joins Coalition To Oppose Mandatory Affordable Inclusion in Kirkland

WMFHA along with a number of trade association and multi-family developers sent a letter to the Kirkland Planning Commission highlighting concerns NE 85th St Station Area Plan Affordable Housing Requirements as proposed by ARCH and city staff. Specifically, the coalition is concerned with the... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


WMFHA and NAA Seeking Case Studies for White House Resident-Centered Housing Challenge
WMFHA and NAA Seeking Case Studies for White House Resident-Centered Housing Challenge

WMFHA and NAA Seeking Case Studies for White House Resident-Centered Housing Challenge Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted06/13/2023


Why PRIDE Matters
Why PRIDE Matters

As a gay man in my forties, I am now at a place where I am comfortable with who I am, but it took a lot of years to get to this point. Continue Reading

Postedby Jason Loughridge
Date posted05/30/2023


Q2 Update from Nick Marin
Q2 Update from Nick Marin

How is it already almost June?! Continue Reading

Postedby Nick Marin
Date posted05/24/2023