2020 Midyear Meeting: Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, November 22; Awards Nomination Information


1) “Early Bird” Registration Ends Friday, November 22nd

UPDATE (November 23, 2019): Early Bird registration deadline has passed. Hyperlink below is current registration form.
CARH’s 2020 Midyear Meeting, which will be held January 27-29 at The Ritz Carlton New Orleans, is only three months away. As a valued stakeholder in the rural affordable housing industry, you don’t want to miss this important conference! A detailed brochure listing all sessions, including meeting activities, special events, and recreation opportunities will be available soon.

In order to take advantage of CARH’s “early bird” discounted registration, you must register by Friday, November 22, 2019! To ensure your place at what will undoubtedly be a memorable CARH meeting, simply complete the Registration Form and send it to the CARH national office with your registration payment. Rates will go up on November 23rd.

Additionally, hotel reservations, should be made directly with The Ritz Carlton New Orleans by calling the hotel at 504-524-1331 or 800-826-8987. You can also reserve online by clicking here. Please note, to receive the discounted accommodation rate of $279 per night, you MUST use Group Code WNLWNLA for deluxe king accommodations and Group Code WNLWNLB for deluxe double accommodations. Your hotel reservation must be booked no later than Friday, January 3, 2020.

Finally, we encourage you to become a meeting sponsor and help support this key event in the affordable housing industry! Please click here for the CARH Sponsorship Form or visit www.carh.org.


2)  Awards Nomination Information

As mentioned above, the 2020 Midyear Meeting is fast approaching. During our Opening Reception on Monday, January 27th, CARH’s 2019 Member of the Year, Harry L. Tomlinson, and State Affiliated Association of the Year awards will be presented. The CARH Awards Committee – Tanya Eastwood, Mel Nagata, and Katie Alitz – are now accepting nominations for these awards. All nominations should be sent to the CARH Awards Committee in care of the CARH national office, 116 S. Fayette Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, no later than Friday, December 27, 2019.

To nominate a CARH member for the Member of the Year award, send a detailed letter to the Awards Committee informing them about the person’s commitment to CARH and to the affordable housing industry in general.

The Harry L. Tomlinson award was established to recognize meritorious achievement by a public servant on the local, state or federal level in furthering affordable and rural rental housing. To nominate an individual for this award, please send the Awards Committee the Nomination Form and supporting documentation which describes nominee’s commitment to CARH and to the affordable housing industry. Click here for the Harry L. Tomlinson Award Nomination Form and Selection Criteria.

The State Affiliated Association of the Year award recognizes and encourages excellence in the programs, services and management of CARH’s 14 state affiliated associations. To nominate a state affiliated association for this award, send the Awards Committee the Application and supporting documentation which provides a synopsis of that association’s activities and accomplishments as well as other documentation in support of the application. Click here for the State Affiliated Association of the Year Application and Selection Criteria. We would encourage state associations that have been winners in the past to again apply, especially if the association has undertaken some new or unique initiatives.

If you have any questions, please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001 or carh@carh.org.

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