For 40 years, CARH has worked diligently for and with the rural rental housing industry. As the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic spreads through different areas of our country, we understand the need to ensure the rural rental housing communities we work to support are not overlooked. Our staff and our members continue to work with stakeholders, federal agencies and lawmakers to find the best ways to support all of our rural communities.

The CARH National Office has made the decision for our staff to begin working remotely effective, Monday, March 23, 2020, for the foreseeable future to protect the health of our staff and to ensure that we do our part in helping slow the spread of the virus. Additionally, we have limited non-essential travel, events, and in-person meetings.

However, that does not mean we have stopped working for our members and the rural rental housing industry! CARH will continue to send out broadcast emails, as needed; send out regular emails for the subscription-based AN Express, monitor and respond to emails and phone calls; update our website; publish newsletters; and conduct conference calls with federal agency representatives, members of Congress, CARH members, and industry stakeholders.

As mentioned in an earlier broadcast email, in the Newsroom section of CARH’s website,, you will find hyperlinks to the latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the most current information and updates provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the housing programs that affect our industry. These hyperlinks will be updated as CARH receives new information from the various agencies.

All of us at CARH hope you, your family, your coworkers, and employees stay healthy and we encourage everyone to continue to follow all CDC and governmental recommendations. Please contact CARH staff if you have any questions:

Colleen Fisher, Executive Director –
Eppie Marecheau, Executive Assistant –
Tamara Schultz, Membership Manager –