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The National Apartment Association recently published a white paper on Familial Housing protected class. The Fair Housing Act prohibits...

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NAA/NMHC White Paper on Resident Screening Policies for Ex-Offenders Now Available NAA/NMHC’s new white paper on HUD’s recently-issued...

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On March 28, 2016, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published new income limits which determines eligibility for...

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HUD recently released 'Guidance' on the application of Fair Housing Standards in a prospective tenant's criminal background screening. The guidance,...

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New Law Changes Security Deposit Refund Timing from 14 to 21 Days We are pleased to announce that after many years of advocacy efforts in...

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Loss Mitigation Trust Fund Account Established to Compensate Landlords for Damage. The legislature recently passed a Supplemental Budget which...

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Senator Cantwell Launches National Campaign to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by...

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WMFHA members joined the National Apartment Association for their annual Capitol Conference and Lobby Day inWashington D.C. NAA affiliate members...

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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...

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State Legislative Update The Washington State Legislature convened its eight and a half week (60 day) session on January 11. Sentiment across the...

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