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 monthly e-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 such as Re-positioning your Public Housing Portfolio and RAD-Project based vouchers.  Many are  held at  training centers within the region.


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

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.

Scholarships and Recognition for Residents

Residents residing in  affordable housing provided by MARC  NAHRO member agencies  have the opportunity to compete for a NAHRO Merit College Scholarship—a recipient  is selected from each region and must be pursuing his/her first post-secondary degree.

Residents may submit entries for the Annual What Home Means to Me Poster Contest. Winners receive prizes and their artwork is featured in the annual calendar of What Home Means to Me.

Please contact Regional Service Officer Sylvia Bowen (202-580-7201) to discuss membership in MARC NAHRO.