He joined WBPA because he believes that there is strength in numbers and that an association that represents all property rights from retail to housing was needed to help address onerous government regulations.
Rick also wants to help change the narrative on housing providers which have been receiving bad press and treated as expendable during the eviction moratorium.
“Housing providers supplied something so sacred that the government enacted all these regulations and blanket bans during the pandemic to protect it, but it only benefited the resident. The housing providers were not considered at all, so what about me? Property taxes and utilities have gone up and I’m still required to pay them even if my resident isn’t paying rent. We need to stand up for our rights.”
This is why Rick joined and this is why the WBPA was formed, to protect, defend and advance property rights across Washington state.