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Ban the Box clears last hurdle in Washington State Legislature

OLYMPIA – Washington businesses would not be able to ask new job applicants if they have a criminal record under legislation that received final legislative approval Saturday. The House sent to Gov. Jay Inslee the final version of the “Ban the Box” bill, which does not allow initial job applications for most positions to ask […]

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Going once, going twice....rented to the highest bidder!

The Seattle City council will hold a special meeting to on March 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM to vote to place a one year prohibition on rental bidding sites. This bill prohibits tenants and landlords from using rental housing bidding platforms for a year, while the City determines whether those platforms are in compliance with the City’s […]

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First In Time Lawsuit Filed by Landlords Receives Its Day in Court

First In Time Lawsuit Filed by Landlords Receives Its Day in Court - Summary Judgment Hearing 2/24/2018 - William Shadbolt          |    RHAWA Board President Edited by Sean Flynn   |    RHAWA Board Past President On Friday, February 23, Judge Suzanne Parisien heard oral argument in the First In Time […]

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AG’s sweep uncovers illegal housing discrimination against veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb 27 2018 Eight companies providing housing in five Washington counties stop discriminating as a result of AGO enforcement action OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the completion of a sweep to crack down on illegal housing discrimination against veterans with disabilities, resulting in enforcement action against eight companies across […]

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5 Reasons Rent Control Doesn't Work

Decreases Housing Supply Housing units are lost from the supply when rent control is put in place. Developers will choose to build de-controlled new homes, condominiums, office buildings, or simply not to build at all, investing their funds elsewhere. Decreases Low Income Tenants Low-income tenants—including students, elderly, and disabled persons, and those receiving public assistance—have […]

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2018 Day on the Hill and Legislative Update

Legislative_Update 1-16-18 Join NARPM, RHA and other housing associations on January 31, 2018, in Olympia to discuss and educate lawmakers on the critical role multifamily housing plays in housing our neighbors in Washington State.  At Day on the Hill, you'll meet with the elected officials that represent you in your home district and discuss with […]

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2018 Tacoma - HUD Fair Market Rents for 2018.

2018 Tacoma - HUD Fair Market Rents for 2018. The difference in rent is important because it is based on the CPI which is also used when in rent control and it doesn't keep pace with market rate rent. Who will make up the difference of rent between HUD FMR and market rate rent? Click […]

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City of Lakewood Rental Housing Safety Program

On August 1, 2016 the Lakewood City Council approved ordinance No. 644 creating a Rental Housing Safety Program (RHSP). The program requires all residential rental properties (apartments, single family homes, duplexes, etc.) within Lakewood city limits to be registered. The program is designed to ensure that all rental housing units comply with specific life & […]

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5 Tips for Small Claims

Click the link to review 5 tips for preparing and appearing at a small claims hearing.    

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