Our Team

Our team focuses specifically upon two areas of interest to NAHRO members: Congressional Relations and Field Operations.  We are the association’s eyes, ears and voice on Capitol Hill.  We advocate for NAHRO legislative priorities, we educate and inform members of Congress and their staff on issues that matter to you and we inform NAHRO members about legislation and congressional decision-making that will impact your mission at the local level.  Our department helps build legislative coalitions among traditional and non-traditional partners and we raise public awareness regarding the work of our members and the importance of housing and community development funding with the media and among the general public.  Additionally, we manage and staff NAHRO’s legislative grassroots communications network including NAHRO’s Legislative Network and the Congressional District Contacts (CDCs), our nation-wide group of volunteers.  

Congressional Relations and Field Operations


Tess Hembree Director of Congressional Relations (ext. 7225)