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On average, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men experience some form of domestic violence at the hands of an intimate partner in America. Here in Washington...

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The Seattle City Council continues to propose new legislation and amend existing landlord-tenant laws under the premise of addressing housing...

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On Tuesday, July 24, a group of UW researchers briefed Seattle City Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights...

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PRESS RELEASEContact:Heather Pierce(206) 905-0611 | hpierce@RHAwa.orgRHAwa.org Seattle, WA – July 24, 2018 – A group of researchers...

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Monday, July, 9, 2018, the Seattle City Council voted to pass a new ordinance requiring the safe storage of and access to firearms. Ordinance 119267...

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Tenant rights advocates have been fighting landlords through legislation in Seattle for 40 years. This city has many aging buildings and has been...

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Pets and Service Animals are a subject that we get many calls to the RHAWA Resource Desk about from our members. Many people have some anxiety...

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Tenant screening laws are rapidly evolving in Washington State, in particular when dealing with criminal records and how to consider an...

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Thank you for writing to me about the Fair Chance Housing Legislation. This legislation will not go into effect until 150 days after the Mayor...

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Dear City Councilmembers, As you’re aware, the Rental Housing Association of Washington represents more than 5,500 small, independent...

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Sean Martin | Director of External Affairs An initiative filed in early-March – filed by Devin Silvernail, a tenant advocate from San...

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Next week, on Thursday, July 13, Seattle Councilmember Lisa Herbold is hosting a town hall discussion panel focused on a proposal which will...

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