Government & Public Affairs Advocacy
The Multifamily NW legislative team works to achieve results that allow our members to offer the best-quality rental housing
while retaining profitability in an increasingly complex political and regulatory environment.
Since 1993, Multifamily NW has served its members and the general landlord community with the best up-to-date rental forms, educational opportunities, and effective legislative and local government advocacy. In 2007, Multifamily NW strengthened its members’ voice for the industry by partnering with a government relations consultant and in 2008 by hiring a Legislative Analyst. In 2009 the association created a Political Action Committee (MMHA Housing PAC) to further build relationships and prominence for our members.
Each legislative session Multifamily NW works on dozens of bills that affect property owners and managers of rental housing. In addition, we work on ordinances in many local jurisdictions that can be precedents—good or bad—for other jurisdictions or even statewide policy. The Multifamily NW legislative team works to achieve results so our members can offer the best-quality rental housing while retaining profitability in an increasingly complex political and regulatory environment.
Multifamily NW works with a diverse network of collaborators to promote quality rental housing and the rental industry as a whole. While some agencies can be competitors or even adversaries, these strategic and mutually beneficial alliances allow for relationship building and the cooperation necessary to realize significant legislative achievements.