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Guidance on CDC Order Temporarily Halting Certain Evictions Yesterday, the President’s Administration, via an Agency Order filed by the U.S....

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Rental assistance is now available and accessible in some counties. In order to qualify for the Department of Commerce's Eviction Rent Assistance...

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Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) is now accepting applications for the Lakewood COVID-19 Rent Assistance program.

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In response to several questions from last week's updated Fitness Guidance, the Governor's office issued a list of FAQ to address common questions....

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This week Governor Inslee updated Guidance related to the use of indoor fitness centers including gyms, fitness studios, and multi-use indoor...

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The state of Washington has allocated $100 million of CARES Act General Relief Funds to rental assistance and the Department of Commerce has set...

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A sweeping package of restrictive new housing laws is sailing through the Auburn City Council that will add to the mounting challenges housing...

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You’re probably wondering, and your residents are asking, when will the pool open? When will the fitness center open? As counties are in...

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We must work together to address the urgent need for affordable housing in Washington state. WMFHA has joined Partnership for Affordable Housing, a...

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The King County Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance creating additional protections in unlawful detainer proceedings for tenants of residential...

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Late yesterday, Governor Inslee extended the statewide eviction moratorium an additional 60 days to August 1, 2020. A copy of the new eviction...

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We are quickly approaching a moment that will significantly test the resiliency of our housing system amidst COVID-19 and historic unemployment....

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Washington Multi-Family Housing Association conducted a survey of members to understand better the property owner consequences of the Washington...

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On May 11, 2020, the Seattle City Council passed two more bills affecting the landlord-tenant relationship. The laws become effective immediately...

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On Monday May 4, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that extends the eviction moratorium for nonpayment an additional 6 months after the...

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Residents across Washington who are impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19 are understandably worried about paying rent. With one-third of...

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The economic impacts of the coronavirus are placing new challenges on both residents and housing providers who must work together to find solutions...

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Dear WMFHA members,I write to update you on Washington's statewide eviction moratorium. I ask that you share your story with me about how the...

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Economic Injurty and Disaster Loans (EIDLs). As Monument notes, the CARES Act temporarily expands eligibility for SBA Economic Injury Disaster...

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Dear WMFHA member,Over the past week, we've been working with our partners in the real estate industry to confirm with the state that residential...

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Dear WMFHA members,The manner in which we as housing providers manage this unprecedented crisis will dictate how the public will recognize us as...

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Housing providers are doing everything they can, but a long-term solution is needed to address housing during COVID-19 and beyond. COVID-19...

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Dear WMFHA members,I hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are staying positive during these unprecedented times. I want to update you...

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Assistance for Small Businesses Across the United States, multifamily communities are grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing is...

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Dear valued members,The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) yesterday announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Enterprises will offer...

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Dear valued member, As the country and multifamily industry face unprecedented challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are doing all we can...

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Dear WMFHA members,Today, Governor Inslee announced a shelter-in-place order called Stay Home, Stay Healthy. It goes into effect on Wednesday, March...

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Last night, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-33-20 mandating all individuals living in California to stay home or at their...

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Dear WMFHA members, Today, Governor Inslee announced a statewide eviction moratorium. The Governor's order prohibits rental housing providers from...

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An update on the coronavirus-related government actions. ***update March 18, 2020 - The WA Supreme Court has ordered a stay of all Writs until...

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Support for King County Renters Impacted by COVID-19 King County is experiencing the highest rate of COVID-19 illness in the country and the...

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NMHC: Coronavirus Preparedness for Apartment Firms The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is currently monitoring a new outbreak of coronavirus,...

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Dear WMFHA Members, We have received your inquiries regarding our current and future activities as it relates to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Below is a...

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Though the outlook for COVID-19 in Washington is uncertain, it is important to stay vigilant and current on the spread of the disease and the latest...

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