The Value of MARC NAHRO Membership

The Middle Atlantic Regional Council (MARC NAHRO) of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is a membership organization representing housing and community development agencies in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands.


  • empowers its members to build and expand their capacity to provide decent, safe, affordable housing, and a better quality of life in the communities they serve; and
  • facilitates quality education, information, advocacy and networking opportunities for its members.

Join MARC NAHRO today to build your professional connections, knowledge, stay informed and make your voice heard.

Check out our member benefits below:

The opportunity to learn and share at regional and national meetings and conferences where you will meet thought-leaders and the  best and brightest in our industry.

News and Information
Exclusive newsletter to keep you abreast  of the latest regional news and best practices.   Learn about your peers’ best practices so that you’ll be able to do your job better each business day!

Professional Development
Continued education and certification are crucial in getting to the top of any industry.  You will have opportunities to attend discounted NAHRO professional development offerings on a myriad of topics. 

Opportunity to influence program policy positions that  affect the industry by representing  the region on the national Legislative Advisory Committee.

Regional and National Leadership Opportunities
Serve on the Region’s Executive Board and/or one of 14 national/regional standing and advisory committees.  A regional leadership position is your pathway to leadership at the national level.

Regional and National Recognition
Recognition by your peers for your innovative work and successful programs—agency awards of merit and excellence.

Regional Scholarship
The Mary E. Paumen International and Domestic Leadership Development Scholarship affords recipients with a broad range of training, seminars, certifications, leadership development experiences, and research internships, either domestically or internationally.

Regional Commissioner of the Year Award
Formerly known as the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award, honors a current commissioner, or one who has served within the past 12 months, who has demonstrated excellence in advocating for and developing the financial, political, and community support necessary to ensure the continuation and expansion of housing or community development programs.   The Regional winner is submitted to NAHRO for consideration for the national Commissioner of the Year Award.

National NAHRO Merit College Scholarship and Housing America Events
Regional recipients will receive a monetary gift from the region.

Additional Financial Support
Members may submit a request to the Executive Board for a donation to support: campaigns for national office, study exchanges, and either domestic or abroad, and designated-natural disaster areas.