The mission of the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies is to provide affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders, especially those of low and moderate income by:

·        Training housing and community development professionals to guarantee leadership skills, education, information and tools to serve evolving communities;

·        Advocating for appropriate laws and policies which are sensitive to current needs, financially and programmatically viable for our industry, flexible, and that promote deregulation and local decision making; and

·        Fostering the highest standards of ethical behavior, service and accountability. 

MAHRA enhances the professional development and effectiveness of its members through its conferences and caucuses, and links to regional and national NAHRO, which provide comprehensive professional development curriculum, conferences, and publications. We work to equip our members with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to survive and prosper in a changing environment, and make our association more efficient and effective.