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Policy Issues and Legal Topics Affecting Multifamily Housing

Find the latest summaries and policy updates for all multifamily housing regulations and policies.  

Beginning in 2019, all rental properties located within the City of Seattle will be required to renew their rental registration license. We recently...

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Since April, WMFHA and local housing providers and other rental housing associations have been working with the City of Tacoma to find reasonable...

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Your Rights as a Property Owner and the Seattle Waterfront LID As you may know, the City of Seattle is in the process of creating a special tax...

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The most significant threat to multifamily industry in decades... Is the potential of Proposition 10 passing in California. Residents will vote this...

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After suspending rent increases in the MFTE program in early April, the Seattle Office of Housing published income and rent schedules for the MFTE...

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The Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program is a highly successful affordable housing program authorized by the City of Seattle to create...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The City of Kent recently passed an ordinance creating a rental registration and inspection program to identify and inspect basic health and...

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After receiving a report from the University of Washington Associated Student Body regarding websites that provide rent bidding services, the...

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The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) welcomes the passage of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 2578 establishing statewide...

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