See below why MHCW membership has its advantages!
Memberships with 10 or less spaces are a flat $100.
The cost is $10 per space up to the first 100 spaces.
Spaces 101 and above are charged $8 per space.
There are also $25 local dues and $75 state dues per year. Membership is renewed annually.
Associate Membership is $400 per year. Contact us for advertising prices to gain visibility on the MHCW website.
MHCW Asks You To Weigh the Benefits!!
Manufactured Housing Communities of Washington (MHCW) is an association dedicated to promoting and strengthening the manufactured housing community industry in our state. Your voice is heard each legislative session through a proactive legislative advocacy program. Regularly scheduled seminars and local unit meetings provide an excellent opportunity to get together and discuss solutions to common problems. Educational opportunities, up-to-date forms, a member support hotline, access to the association attorney, and many other advantages are available to our membership. Explore all of the benefits MHCW has to offer you and your community and see why you should become a member. Becoming a member has never been easier. Sign up on-line!
MHCW Membership Advantages
- Attorney Hotline
MHCW provides attorney consultation as a service to its members. The hotline is designed to provide general guidance on Landlord-Tenant Act issues that can be answered briefly over the phone. The association’s counsel, Walt Olsen, has been deeply involved in the industry for many years and is an excellent source for information and guidance. We do ask that you first call the MHCW office for referral to the hotline. MHCW provides a free 15-minute attorney consultation annually per park as a service to its members. In order to use this Benefit you must contact the MHCW office for referral prior to placing your call.
- Staff Hotline
Connect with the staff of MHCW to gain assistance on individual problems. Call 1-360-753-8730.
MHCW prepares the latest, up-to-date forms, written especially for Washington communities. These include annual and monthly leases, notices for rules violations, and non-payment of rent, eviction and many others. These are constantly updated to ensure compliance with new state and federal laws and regulations. These are available on MHCW’s website FREE to members only.
- Agency Representation
MHCW actively advances membership interests before government agencies such as the Dept. of Labor & Industries, HUD, Department of Health, and others. The association meets regularly with representatives of the Attorney General’s office and residents groups to discuss problems and issues. The association also advances member’s interests with local municipalities on issues of zoning and impact fees.
- Legislative Alerts and Surveys
These alerts and surveys keep members informed and serve to ensure their concerns are addressed in the legislature. There is truly strength in numbers.
Your voice is heard in the legislature! Our paid lobbyists act as year round advocates for the manufactured housing communities. In addition, MHCW state officers and staff press your issues with legislators and testify on your behalf.
- Articles and Blogs
Articles and blogs feature information on legislative issues, MHCW activities, legal developments, insurance advice, and news from the industry around the country. These articles help you to stay informed on issues as they happen.
- Local Unit Meetings
Every community is a member of a local unit, which meets regularly and has a representative on the MHCW Board of Directors. These local meetings are a prime source of information for participants. It is a great opportunity to share information and solutions to common problems.
- Management Education
A wide variety of seminars, meetings, and written materials provide for ongoing education for both owners and managers. Industry professionals cover a wide variety of topics and are available to answer your specific questions.
- Website Resources
MHCW is now online with legislative information, FREE forms with your membership, management advice, frequently asked questions, government agency links, calendar with upcoming MHCW events and much more. Visit us at www.mhcw.org.
- Property Rights
Through the MHCW Committee to Protect Property Rights (CPPR), your rights as community owners are protected and may be advanced through the courts. MHCW has contributed to the legal costs of members, when the issue was deemed to affect all members and the situation provides promise of success. Several significant victories have been the direct result of support from MHCW’s legal defense fund.
- Coalitions With Other Organizations To Achieve Common Goals
MHCW will enter into issue-oriented coalitions with other organizations to achieve common goals. Mutual support of legislation with the Apartment Associations and other groups is prime example of this effort.