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Your Advocacy Team in DC
Your Advocacy Team in DC

Each year the National Apartment Association (NAA) hosts Advocate- their annual advocacy conference- where NAA members gather at Capitol Hill to network, to learn issues, and collectively take action. All WMFHA members are automatically members of NAA. As Congress settles into Capitol Hill, this... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Legislative Session is officially over!
Legislative Session is officially over!

As of March 7, Legislative Session in the state of Washington officially come to a close. After a hard fought 60 days with the multifamily housing industry at the forefront of a couple of high visibility bills, we came out victorious. The highlight was once again stopping rent control in it's... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Regional Partners- Stronger Together
Regional Partners- Stronger Together

We are stronger and more successful when we work together and bring more lived experience in to one room. In DC, we connected with association members and leadership from all over the country. We are seeing a lot of the same policy ideas throughout the nation, and most relevant for us, on the west... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Spokane Roundtable
Spokane Roundtable

Last year, the City of Spokane joined jurisdictions across the state in passing additional regulations on the housing industry. We are now starting to receive feedback on the effects of this policy from our members. Included in these negative effects is the frustration with encouraging residents... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


Election Season is upon us
Election Season is upon us

We are already actively engaged in the Washington gubernatorial race, as well as following many other races across our state as candidates announce. This is where the WMFHA PAC plays a pivotal role for us. Our PAC dollars go to champions of the multifamily housing and those who make sure we have a... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted03/20/2024


That's all, folks!"
That's all, folks!"

Legislative Update 9 - The End of Session Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted03/8/2024


WMFHA involved in Two Amici Curiae at the U.S. Supreme Court
WMFHA involved in Two Amici Curiae at the U.S. Supreme Court

Over the last few months, WMFHA, under the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) lead and with support from other multi-family housing associations and housing providers (including Weidner Apartment Homes, GRE Downtowner LLC, and the Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc.), was given the Continue Reading

Postedby Nick Marin
Date posted02/28/2024


2024 Week 7 Legislative Update
2024 Week 7 Legislative Update

As the Washington State Legislature starts to wrap up, everything starts going at an even faster rate during a short session. This week we saw what is called the Opposite House of Origin Policy Committee Cutoff, which means that if the bill was originally introduced in the House of Representatives... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/23/2024


Psssst…..It Doesn’t Work
Psssst…..It Doesn’t Work

WMFHA and PAH release rent control reports Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/21/2024


Supplier Support Works - Advocacy in Action
Supplier Support Works - Advocacy in Action

Your voice matters, even if you are not sure how your experience can add to the conversation. Case in point, two supplier members Katie Phelan-Chostner, 1UP Floors, and Chris Dukelow, CredHub, knocked it out of their park with their recent testimony in Olympia. Their testimony was instrumental in... Continue Reading

Postedby Ryan Makinster
Date posted02/21/2024


Do you operate in Tacoma? Don’t miss this!
Do you operate in Tacoma? Don’t miss this!

Beginning this month, the City of Tacoma is hosting seven tutorial sessions covering the City's updated Rental Housing Code, the new Landlord Fairness Code, how those codes work together, and what it all means for anyone who owns, operates, or rents residential property within the Tacoma City... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted02/20/2024


NAAPAC Sweepstakes
NAAPAC Sweepstakes

Every year, to incentivize NAA PAC contributions from the general membership, NAA puts together a sweepstakes that offers some awesome prizes. This year’s prizes are pretty jaw dropping…you could win a trip to Greece or a luxury Broadway trip to New York City! For just $25 apiece or... Continue Reading

Postedby Carter Nelson
Date posted02/20/2024