MARC NAHRO 2024 Poster Contest Winners

Elementary School: Labria — Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
Essay: “What home means to me” to me is to make a safe place to live, and also a family who cares about me. Another reason is somewhere I can express myself and feel good.

Middle School: Winsneylis — Puerto Rico Housing Authority
Essay:  Community for me is my family, my friendships, my past. I was born here and everything I’ve done since I was little has been here.  My memories as a child and I still live here This is my favorite place.

High School: Ameera — Howard County Housing Commission
Essay: “What Home Means to Me” is that it’s comfortable, relaxing, calming, rent free and you can be able to just be you in your own home without anyone judging.  “Home Means to Me” is being able to calm myself down and rest my problems away.  Home is a blessed place where my family & I can be secure, have all I need and share our sadness and happiness while creating memorable moments.

2023 NAHRO-LDG Scholar Regional Winner

DE & MARC NAHRO Conference & Trade Show Photo Gallery
May 8-12, Wilmington, DE

National NAHRO Candidates for President & Sr Vice President: 2023-2025

2023-2025 Officers 2023-2026 At Large Executive Board Members Take the Oath of Office

Left to right NAHRO At Large Candidates: Gina Gibson, Paul Diggs, Angela Carolla, Tanya Van Order, Eric Brown, Irma Gorham, Kim Taylor, and Tonya Mitchell-Warren

Women Leadership in NAHRO Roundtable

Tour the New Castle County Hope Center

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

May E. Paumen International and
Domestic Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Left to Right: Tara Clifford and Recipient Kevin Easterling of the Black Heritage Association of the Leigh Valley

National NAHRO Award of Merit 

Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies Conference Photo Gallery

June 4-7, Seven Springs

2022 MARC NAHRO Merit College
Scholarship Recipient – Alani Georges

MARC NAHRO Housing America 2023 Poster Contest Winner!
High School: Jose Luis
Agency: Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration

MARC NAHRO Housing America 2023
Poster Contest Contestant – Elementary: Zanyiah,
Agency: Hosing Authority of the City of Erie, PA

MARC NAHRO Housing America 2023
Poster Contest Contestant – Middle School: Alaniz

MARC NAHRO honors John Mahon
for serving as 2019-2021 Regional President

From Left to right: John Mahon, Marsha Parham-Green, Liz Glen, and Clif Martin

Elizabeth Glenn Named NAHRO’s
2021 Outstanding Professional of the Year

Gina Gibson Wins 2021 National Emerging Leader Award

2021 MARC NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Winner

2022 What Home Means to Me MARC Regional Winners

Kendon, age 12, Bristol (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority  *1st Place Winner

Diego, age 12, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration 

Braxton, age 15, Bristol (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority  

MARC-Marylanders on IRGE Meet

From Left to right: Tara Clifford, Annapolis, MD / Jeffery Mosley, Silver Spring, MD / Laurie Putscher / Liz Glen, Essex, MD

2021 National Poster Contest Regional Winners

During NAHRO’s Online National Conference, 13 winners were announced for the 2021 Housing America “What Home Means to Me” poster and calendar contest, below are the regional MARC winners. Elaiza M. and Hector J. both residents of Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration were selected to be in the 2021 Calendar.

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Alphonso, age 10
The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Elaiza M., age 16
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico

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Hector J., age 11
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico

Madison Housing Authority Celebrating 50 years &
Louis Riccio’s retirement after 40 years of service

Photo with MHA Board of Commissioners: Jeffrey Smith, Melissa Elias, Diane Driscoll, Louis Riccio, Mark McBride, Chairperson Lois Bhatt, Vice-Chairperson Gary Ruckelshaus, Mark Chiarolanza

What Home Means to Me 2020 Calendar Grand Prize Winner

NAHRO honors the grand prize winner Owen Lasalle, age 13, from Puerto Rico, whose artwork is featured on the calendar’s cover. Due to the cancellation of this year’s conference because of COVID-19, the grand prize winner, who resides in the region, was honored at the NAHRO Online Summer 2020 Conference.

Watch Owen’s video; For Translation click here

Housing Authority of County of Beaver – Hero in the Highrise

Sharon a certified nursing assistant resides at The Ambridge Tower Apartments owned by Housing Authority of the County of Beaver in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, has made over a hundred masks due to shortages of personal protective equipment. She has put signs up in the building elevator letting people know she had masks available, and doesn’t try to profit off them. She only wants us to help keep each other be safe during the COVID19 pandemic. At an age when many of us think our time is done, she continues to make a difference in the lives of those around her, and in the life of her community.

Mural Arts and City Health Develop “Space Pads” for Six PHA Sites  

Mural Arts Philadelphia created an innovative program throughout Philadelphia to ensure that Six Philadelphia Housing Authority sites that serve as meal distribution centers in response to the COVID-19.

in Santa Fe, NM Jan. 16-17, 2020

Featured: front row: 
Clif Martin, Sylvia Bowen, Marsha Parham-Green, Diane Haislip, Liz Glenn, Kathy Walter
Second row: 
Stacy Spann, Vernon Lawrence, John Mahon, Senghor Manns, Chuck Wellard

The Marshmallow Challenge at the NAHRO BOG Retreat
The Winning Team!

Left to Right – Liz Glenn, Kathy Walter, Marsha Parham-Green, Vernon Lawrence, and Clif Martin

2020 – Regional What Homes Means to Me Calendar Winners

Elementary School: Jayla, age 7 –
Housing Authority city of Erie (July)
“My home is very special. It’s my favorite place because it’s where I get to love my family and be myself. It’s my favorite place to cuddle with my big sister. I’m very lucky to have a home.”

Middle School: Owen, 12 — 
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration (2020 cover)
“I compared my home with a tree where the roots are strengthened by the love of my mother, who helps me grow, full of values and love. My home is a game, where I think that each branch is a goal to be reached.”

Elaiza, 15 – ​Puerto Rico Public Administration
​A home for me is a place where I can spend time with my family, a place where I can feel protected. A home for me is not just a house, a home for me is my island where all my friends and family are because where they go doesn’t matter if we’re together. It is the only thing that’s important. They’re my home.


NAHRO Annual Conference
October 10-12, 2019
San Antonio, TX

NAHRO 2019-2021 Steering Committee Announced:

Left to right: NAHRO SVP Patricia S. Wells, NAHRO President Sunny Shaw, and Past President Carl S. Richie, Jr.

John Mahon, serving as newly elected President of Middle Atlantic Regional Council (MARC)

2019 Award –
Representatives of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County accept the NAHRO Award of Excellence

NAHRO International Forum on Housing and Community Development  
Austin, TX – October 12-14, 2019

Nine MARC NAHRO members who serve on either the NAHRO Board of Governors, International Research and Global Exchange, Community Revitalization and Development or Housing Committees attended the Forum.   

Alongside attendees from United States, delegates representing Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, and New Zealand addressed issues related to Creating Community. 

Regional Annual Conference
May 29-31, 2019
National Harbor, Maryland

2019-2021 Officers Take the Oath of Office

2019 – Regional What Home Means to Me  Calendar Winners

Elementary School: 
Immanuel, 10 — York Housing Authority
“Whenever I go somewhere exciting far away or even overnight at a friend’s house I am always happy to be back in my own home. There’s no place like home! Even when I go to visit North Carolina, Philadelphia, or fly to Phoenix, Arizona, where everyone has a pool in their backyard. I love being home afterwards. There’s no place like home.”

Middle School: 
Natasha, 14 — Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration

“My home for me is my refuge, where I feel safe and protected. It is also my world where I have everything I need: love, trust, and where I receive the discipline that will shape me for the future. A home is where I feel safe and I have everything I need to be happy, an invaluable treasure.”

High School:
Sean, 15 — Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
“My poster explains my life and dreams. My home is my safe place. “

2019 – The inaugural NAHRO-LDG Scholar for Middle Atlantic Regional Council

NAHRO Merit Scholarship Winner and LDG Scholar:
Natasha White,  – Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, Md.