About Us

The premier rental housing association in Washington State

The Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) has existed since 1935, starting out as a Seattle based association that grew into a regional resource throughout the Puget Sound area. In an effort to serve all those in the rental housing industry regardless of geographic location in Washington, RHAWA expanded to become a statewide association in 2012. Currently made up of more than 5,300 members, we are the premier rental housing association in Washington State. Over the past 80 years RHAWA has evolved into one of the most valuable resources for independent rental owners and managers.

Mission + Values

We support the rental housing industry through advocacy, a high standard of ethics, education, research, products, and services.

  • Excellence - We strive to be the best in everything we do.
  • Innovation - We are creative in delivering value to our members in everything from services to products to processes.
  • Integrity - We conduct ourselves honestly and ethically.
  • Learning - We promote continuous skill and knowledge development.
  • Respect - We treat others with the highest degree of dignity, equality and trust.
  • Teamwork - We work collaboratively to achieve common goals.

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