Since 1980, the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH), a non-profit trade association, has served as the nation’s premier advocate for participants in the affordable rural housing profession. No other association solely represents the needs of the affordable rural housing industry.

Membership Categories

*Basic and Basic Plus CARH Members include developers, management companies, owners, syndicators with property ownership, and nonprofits that develop, manage, or own rural housing.

Associate and Associate Plus CARH Members include accountants, architects, attorneys, computer and software vendors, equity financiers, lenders, syndicators, market analysts, site inspection services, and other companies that provide services to the rural housing industry.

Advisory Trustee members may include companies from all membership levels.

$900 Basic Membership
Subscription to CARH News & Insights to Onsites
Legislative representation
Annual updates to printed Membership Directory
CARH’s up-to-the-minute broadcast email or fax
Participation in CARH’s Preferred Buyers Program
Discounts on CARH meetings, seminars, and training courses
Eligibility for CARH’s nationally recognized education designations
Voting rights
Access to all secured areas of website
Logo usage
Access to CARH national staff

$1,850  Basic Plus Membership 
Benefits of Basic membership, plus . . .
Additional reduction in meeting registration rates
Special briefings at CARH meetings
Special listing in Membership Directory and on CARH website

$900 Associate Membership
Subscription to CARH News & Insights for Onsites
Legislative representation
Annual updates to printed Membership Directory
CARH’s up-to-the-minute broadcast email or fax system
Participation in CARH’s Preferred Buyers Program
Discounts on CARH meetings, seminars, and training courses
Eligibility for CARH’s nationally recognized education designations
Voting rights
Access to all secured areas of web site
Logo usage
Access to CARH national staff

$2,600 Associate Plus Membership
Benefits of Associate membership, plus . . .
One free registration and exhibition booth at annual and midyear meetings
Full-page advertisement in three issues of CARH News each year
Special listing in Membership Directory and on CARH website
A company description and link to your website on CARH’s online Vendor Directory

$4,250  Advisory Trustee Membership 
Benefits of Basic Plus or Associate Plus membership, plus . . .
Premier listing in Membership Directory and on CARH Web site
One additional advertisements in CARH News each year
Discounted meeting registration fee to the midyear and annual meetings
Up to Silver level package free of charge for the Online Video Directory
Company profile spotlight in recurring CARH News feature
Special meetings to discuss industry trends and to help shape CARH’s legislative priorities

Membership Add-Ons

Property Training & Education Fees 
Thanks to CARH’s urging, in 1999, the then Rural Housing Services released an Administrative Notice that permits properties to pay a training and education fee and thus, employees of these properties can take advantage of our important professional development and education tools.  Through CARH membership, property employees received an exclusive newsletter, Insights for Onsites, they also receive discounted rates for the many training courses available through CARH and its members and become eligible for CARH’s education designations. This training & education fee also enables properties to take advantage of the Preferred Buyer Programs which provide substantial discounts for products and services purchased from these suppliers to the industry.

AN Express Subscription
$255 Electronic AN Express Subscription

The AN Express, CARH’s subscription-based publication, contains key Federal Register excerpts from Rural Development, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies which impact the industry. It also includes Rural Development Administrative Notices, procedure manual changes, data sets, such as the Income Limits, and Difficult Development Areas.  The AN Express is delivered via e-mail the day information is released. This monthly subscription publication service is available exclusively to CARH members for an annual fee of $255.

Print Membership Directory
$15 One-time Membership Directory Fee

Add $15 to your dues payment to receive your first print membership directory, with binder!

Other Contribution
Click here to support our 501 (c) (3) Scholarship Foundation.

Membership Payment

PLEASE MAIL CHECK PAYMENTS TO:

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
116 S. Fayette St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Note: 70% of CARH membership dues are tax deductible (30% fund CARH’s legislative efforts). No portion of the property training and education fees paid by the properties you own or manage are allocated toward CARH’s lobbying efforts.

APPLICATIONS:

CARH members and applicants for CARH membership are required to abide by CARH’s Code of Ethics.  Click here to view the Code of Ethics.

Click here to see a list of CARH’s State Affiliated Associations!

Click here to learn more about the important benefits and services that CARH provides to its members!

“CARH is effective and has, over the years, been successful at keeping affordable housing issues in the discussions on [Capitol] Hill.”
~~ CARH Member — 2010 Membership Survey