NAHRO’s 2022 Year in Review

NAHRO has had another productive and collaborative year. Here are some of our favorite things that we accomplished in 2022.  

NAHRO Together  

NAHRO reunited in San Diego for our first in-person conference in nearly three years! We heard from our fearless leadership, welcomed inspiring plenary speakers, and reconnected with NAHRO nation. 

Welcoming New Leaders 

NAHRO welcomed aboard new Chief Executive Officer Mark Thiele and new Chief Operating Officer Salome Aringo. 

NAHRO Advocacy Going Strong  

NAHRO’s Legislative Affairs team celebrated another impressive year of advocacy! With more than 30,000 letters sent out from our Action Alert Center, a successful Washington Virtual Hill Day, and a first-ever August Advocacy Virtual Hill Day event – NAHRO member voices were heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. NAHRO’s advocacy efforts helped secure the passage of two annual appropriations packages that provided funding increases for HUD programs two fiscal years in a row.  

Top Notch Trainings and Certifications  

It was another successful year for NAHRO’s Professional Development team. We hosted 196 training courses, hosting more than 9,000 registrants. We certified more than 250 people and provided nearly 700 exams. We on-boarded 10 new faculty members and launched a handful of new and improved Family Self-Sufficiency courses. Additionally, we shared more than $40,000 in profit with our regions via regional revenue sharing.  

Policy Wins 

NAHRO’s policy team was busy at work this year! The team had more than 30 correspondences to HUD, Congress and a multitude of other federal agencies, hosted 32 virtual events including Housing Updates from Washington, eBriefings, and Day 3 Sessions, held 32 in-person presentations at various conferences across the country, and advocated for and received additional uses of the Admin Fee from HUD. 

Symposium on Homelessness  

NAHRO hosted a first-of-its kind online symposium dedicated to building solutions to end homelessness. This event gathered advocates from all over the nation and featured presentations from Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Jeff Olivet, CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Ann Oliva, and Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council Tony Walters. 

NAHRO Membership Remains Committed   

NAHRO continues to maintain its strong membership, with a 96% retention rate with more than 19,500 members. We awarded 178 Awards of Merit and celebrated these award-winning agencies and projects at our National Conference in San Diego. We also hosted a first-time attendee overview at the conference which saw great member engagement!