The National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing (NARSAAH) held its annual conference this year in Atlanta. Thanks to the generosity of the Baltimore Community Foundation, we were able to have the Barclay Community Builder and a resident of North Barclay Green attend. The conference convenes residents, managers, members of resident councils and commissioners for three intense days of workshops and networking.
This year there were attendees from all parts of the country, including California. All share a common goal to maintain affordable housing and a decent quality of life. There were workshops on leadership, national and local policy, and great speakers including Marilyn Melkonian who leads the Telesis redevelopment currently underway in Barclay. We are excited about implementing some of the new ideas. Last year, the idea of a women’s empowerment conference came out of the NARSAAH conference and was successfully implemented this past July.