CARH BROADCAST E-MAIL – Annual Meeting Update

 May 12, 2023

CARH’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference is quickly approaching! The meeting will be held June 26-28 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. Click here to read our April 28th Broadcast Email announcing the meeting.

To take advantage of “early bird” registration discounts, submit your registration form and payment to the CARH National Office by Friday, May 23, 2023. You can also download registration information by visiting the CARH website, Meeting registration fees will increase after the 24th, so register now to get the best price!

Additionally, CARH has arranged for a preferred group rate at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Please reserve your room by Friday, June 2, 2023, to receive the discounted rate of $299 per night, single or double occupancy. To make your reservation online, click here or call the hotel’s reservation desk at 800-422-2410 and reference the “Council for Affordable and Rural Housing” room block. Strong attendance is expected, so we encourage all CARH members to make your reservations as soon as possible and before the rooms within our meeting block sell out.

The official detailed Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference brochure, which includes information on daily committee meetings, educational and training sessions, and special events, will be sent to CARH members in the next couple of weeks. However, for travel planning purposes, the meeting will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 27th and adjourn at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th.

We want to remind you that attendees will not want to miss a General Session entitled: Maturing Mortgages Stakeholders Input: Successfully Decoupling Section 521 Rental Assistance from the Section 515 Program. Rural Development (RD) officials will be asking for stakeholders’ input into policies and procedures that should be implemented as the agency and Congress move to allow Rental Assistance after mortgage maturity, thus promoting another resource for preserving the rural multifamily portfolio. In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bill, Congress included a requirement that the agency hold three listening sessions where input from stakeholders would be received on best practices that should be included in any final decoupling initiative. The session at CARH’s June meeting will be one of the three sessions. Our meeting will be the last opportunity for stakeholders to interact face-to-face with agency officials before RD reports to Congress this summer on findings and recommendations. The session will be held on Tuesday, June 27 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Any owner whose mortgage is due to mature will definitely want to attend the meeting and this session!

Please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you in June!!

CARH would like to acknowledge and thank the following current sponsors of the 2023 Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference. We hope you will all consider sponsoring! Click here for the Sponsorship Form, where you will find multiple sponsorship levels to choose from. We appreciate your support for this key industry event!