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  • 11 Sep 2014 3:26 PM | Jen Kahler (Administrator)
    Click on the following link to learn more about discrimination, protected classes, and more.   fair_housing.pdf


  • 04 Mar 2014 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for a Webinar on March 26

     

    Space is limited.
    Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/948907961

     

    Title:  Searching for Affordable Housing opportunities and Residential Facilities on HousingSearchNW.org

    Date:   Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

     

    Learn about Washington’s free housing locator service, www.HousingSearchNW.org, now supporting Adult Family Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in addition to rental properties for affordable, independent living.

    -View a live demo of HousingSearchNW.org for locating independent affordable housing and residential facilities across Washington.

    -See how easy it is to search for housing opportunities using very specific criteria such as affordability, accessibility, services provided, payment forms accepted, proximity to public transit, building type, and other key amenities.

    -Learn about services offered by the toll-free call center, from updating listings to assisting tenants with housing location.

    -Hear about the agencies helping to fund and promote the expansion of HousingSearchNW.org, what they are doing to ensure the site’s success, and what you can do to help spread the word.

    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

     

    Mary Schwartz

    Data Systems & Performance Measurement

    Community Services & Housing Division 
    Department of Commerce 
    1011 Plum Street
    PO Box 42525
    Olympia, WA  98504-2525
    Telephone 360.725.2982
    FAX 360.586.5880 
    mary.schwartz@commerce.wa.gov
    Work hours: M - TH 6:00am - 4:30pm

  • 25 Feb 2014 9:15 PM | Anonymous
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  • 25 Feb 2014 2:17 PM | Anonymous
    Come to Olympia to Testify in Opposition of HB 1651 Monday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. Dear Rob and other WAA Members: HB 1651, sealing juvenile records, is scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee in the JA Cherberg Building Room 1. I need you to come to Olympia to testify in opposition of this legislation. I also urge you to Contact Members of the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee to OPPOSE HB 1651. Please Contact, via phone and email, the Committee Members to “OPPOSE HB 1651.” For your convenience, attached is the contact information for the Committee Members. Please let me know who is able to come to Olympia to testify. HB 1651 – Sealing Juvenile Records: This bill would seal juvenile records from access unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a number of random crimes. The court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause show. (Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Roberts, Farrell, Zeiger, Goodman, Pollet, Sawyer, Appleton, Bergquist, S. Hunt, Moscoso, Jinkins, Ryu, Morrell) HB STATUS: Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee Human Services & Corrections - 02/24/14 10:00 am Full Committee Senate Hearing Rm 1 J.A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA Public Hearing: 2SHB 1651 - Concerning access to juvenile records. SHB 2518 - Creating the pilot identicard program. HB 2585 - Concerning income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child. 2SHB 2627 - Concerning the arrest of individuals who suffer from chemical dependency. E2SHB 2639 - Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business. Committee Meeting Documents Note: Documents are not available online until the meeting has begun. Many thanks. Mark Gjurasic Public Affairs of Washington, LLC mgjurasic@comcast.net (360) 481-6000
  • 25 Feb 2014 2:16 PM | Anonymous
    PLEASE Contact Senators in the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee to OPPOSE HB 2537 & Contact Senators in the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee to OPPOSE HB 1651 Dear Rob and other WAA Members: Two bills which we OPPOSE passed out of the House of Representatives and have been referred to Committees in the Senate. Currently they are not scheduled for a hearing but we need you to contact members of these committees to OPPOSE these two bills: · Contact Members of the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee to OPPOSE HB 2537, portability of tenant screening reports, and; · Contact Members of the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee to OPPOSE HB 1651, concerning access to juvenile records. I urge you to contact these Senators right away. Please Contact, via phone and email, the Committee Members for both bills to “OPPOSE HB 2537 & HB 1651.” For your convenience, attached is the contact information for the Committee Members. HB 2537 – Portability of Tenant Screening Reports: This bill would mandate landlords to accept a “comprehensive” tenant screening report or else a landlord would not be allowed to charge for their own screening. Rental Housing Industry is in the business of providing safe and affordable housing for Washington families. Rental Owners have a duty to protect their tenants and keep them safe from harm. Landlords have a right to trustworthy data to accurately screen potential tenants. (Representatives Robinson, Appleton, Jinkins, Stanford, Riccelli, Pollet, Santos) HB STATUS: Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee HB 1651 – Sealing Juvenile Records: This bill would seal juvenile records from access unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a number of random crimes. The court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause show. (Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Roberts, Farrell, Zeiger, Goodman, Pollet, Sawyer, Appleton, Bergquist, S. Hunt, Moscoso, Jinkins, Ryu, Morrell) HB STATUS: Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee I urge you to do so right away. Many thanks. Mark Gjurasic Public Affairs of Washington, LLC mgjurasic@comcast.net (360) 481-6000
  • 14 Feb 2014 6:15 PM | Anonymous

    Dear WAA Members:

     

    We need all our members to contact both the Senate Rules Members to urge them to pull our WAA supported legislation out the Senate Rules Committee.  If this bill is not voted out of the Senate Rules Committee and voted on the Senate Floor by Tuesday, February 18 it will be DEAD for the 2014 session.

     

    Please call the 1.800-562-6000 number or you can find the contact information of the Senate Rules Committee members in the attached document. I urge you to contact the Senate Rules members especially if the member is in the place where you live or work.

     

     

    Senate Rules Committee Members:

     

    Contact, via phone and email, the Senate Rules Committee members and ask them to “pull SB 6143 out of the Senate Rules Committee.”

     

    SB 6143 – Establishing ONE Explicit Warranty of Habitability:

    A recent court decision (Landis & Landis Constr., LLC v. Nation) held that RLTA laws requiring a tenant to notify a landlord of a defect do not apply, and that a landlord does not have to be given an opportunity by the tenant to cure a defect prior to a tenant terminating a term lease. This overrules 40 years under the RLTA. (Senators Padden, Sheldon)

    SB STATUS:                         Senate Rules Committee (Senate Law & Justice Committee)

     

     

    Again, I urge you to contact the Senate Rules Committee members to have them pull our SB 6143 out of the Senate Rules Committee.

     

    Many thanks.

  • 14 Feb 2014 6:12 PM | Anonymous
    Dear WAA Members:

     

    We need all our members to contact their two House Members to urge them to OPPOSE HB 2537,portability of tenant screening reports, and OPPOSE HB 1651, concerning access to juvenile records.  Currently these bills are in the House Rules Committee and we need these bills not to be pulled out of the House Rules Committee and voted on the House Floor.

     

    Please call the 1.800-562-6000 number or you can find contact information of the House members in the attached document. I urge you to contact your two house members right away.  If you don’t know what district you are located in, you can look it up at the following site:  Find Your Legislator

     

    Contact, via phone and email, YOUR House members and ask them to “OPPOSE HB 2537& HB 1651.”

     

     

    HB 2537 – Portability of Tenant Screening Reports:

    This bill would mandate landlords to accept a “comprehensive” tenant screening report or else a landlord would not be allowed to charge for their own screening. Rental Housing Industry is in the business of providing safe and affordable housing for Washington families. Rental Owners have a duty to protect their tenants and keep them safe from harm. Landlords have a right to trustworthy data to accurately screen potential tenants. (Representatives Robinson, Appleton, Jinkins, Stanford, Riccelli, Pollet, Santos)

    HB STATUS:                        House Rules Committee (House Judiciary Committee)

     

    HB 1651 – Sealing Juvenile Records:

    This bill would seal juvenile records from access unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a number of random crimes. The court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause show. (Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Roberts, Farrell, Zeiger, Goodman, Pollet, Sawyer, Appleton, Bergquist, S. Hunt, Moscoso, Jinkins, Ryu, Morrell)

    HB STATUS:                        House Rules Committee (Appropriations, General Gov’t Committee)

     

    Again, I urge you to contact your two House members to have them vote against HB 2537 & HB 1651.

     

    Many thanks.

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