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Tuesday, March 10, is the Washington Presidential Primary. Your vote matters! Regardless of whether you have voted, housing remains a critical...

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On Tuesday, the House and Senate voted on three landlord-tenant bills. For all intents and purposes, this is the final hurdle for these legislative...

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The 2020 legislative session is “half over.” There are two weeks left and the pace at which legislation moves increases a...

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Last Wednesday, the House and Senate began marathon floor sessions to vote on policies that survived the first policy and fiscal cut-offs. The floor...

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Yesterday, by a 7-0 vote, the Seattle City Council passed a law that allows a tenant to say: “It’s winter. You can’t evict...

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Four things to know about Week 4 of the legislative session. 1. Any proposal that did not receive a hearing or a vote by its policy committee is...

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This Friday marks the first significant deadline of the 2020 legislative session when bills must be voted out of their policy committee. If a bill...

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HUD recently released guidance clarifying the terms under which a tenant may request a reasonable accommodation to keep an animal as a service...

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In this session, policymakers in Olympia are considering Senate Bill 6490, legislation intended to limit the use of criminal history in tenant...

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released new guidance to clarify the responsibilities of both rental housing...

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In Olympia last week: The House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HB 2453, implementing "just cause" requirements in...

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Washington's 66th Biennium resumed this week in Olympia. Washington’s legislative cycle is two years long, with sessions lasting 105 days in...

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