CARH Professional Designations Information

CARH’s professional designations program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performances, and designate those leaders in the rural affordable housing industry who demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, dedication and expertise.

CARH’s high competitive Rural and Affordable Housing Executive (RAHE) designation places you among the elite in the rural housing industry. The RAHE recognizes CARH members who have worked in the industry at least five years, with a minimum of two years experience in a supervisory or executive capacity.

CARH’s Rural and Affordable Housing Professional (RAHP) designation offers you the ultimate competitive edge to enhance your career in the rural housing industry. The RAHP recognizes CARH members who have worked in the industry for at least two years, in positions including but not limited to site managers, assistant managers, and occupancy specialists.

CARH’s Rural and Affordable Housing Maintenance Professional (RAHMP) shows you among the top maintenance professionals in the affordable rural housing industry.  The RAHMP designation recognizes maintenance professionals at CARH-member properties who maintain their skills with ongoing training.

Applications are currently being accepted for all CARH designations.  Applications are due by January 1, 2018, in order to be considered by CARH’s Certification Board of Review at the 2018 Midyear Meeting which will be held January 22-24, 2018.  Designations are valid for two-years.

Please click on the appropriate links below for applications and requirements (new applications only):

RAHE Application & Requirements

RAHP Application & Requirements

RAHMP Application & Requirements

Renewals Only
(current designation holders will be notified when to renew)

Rural and Affordable Housing Executive (RAHE) Designation Recipients

In place since 1999, CARH’s RAHE designation program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate executives in the affordable rural housing industry who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, ethics, dedication, and expertise. The following CARH members have earned their RAHE designation:

Thomas Ayd, Green Street Housing, MD
Pamela Borton
, Southwind Management Services, Inc., FL
Michael Burke, AWI Management Corporation, CA
Betty Douglas, Warrior Run Development Corp.
Mark English, E&A Team, Inc., AL
Gary Hall, Hall Housing Investment, Inc., AL
Elizabeth Kienholz, Life Style, MN
David Layfield, ApartmentSmart.com; Green Street Housing, MD
Rick Miscuk, Southwind Management Services, Inc., FL
Mark Valenti, Valenti Real Estate Services, IN
Robert Yoder, Sr., Warrior Run Development Corp., PA

Rural and Affordable Housing Professional (RAHP) Designation Recipients

In place since 1999, CARH’s RAHP designation program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate managers in the affordable rural housing industry who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, ethics, dedication, and expertise. The following CARH members have earned their RAHP designation:

Janice Miller, Royal American Management, FL
Mark Soike, Southwind Management Services, Inc., FL