PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE
was created by Massachusetts Resident Service Coordinators in
1994 who established an Executive Committee for the organization.
The Executive Committee's mandate was to facilitate professional
development and networking opportunities for RSCs in Massachusetts.
In 1996, MARSCH established a training/certification program
for RSCs to meet Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements
for thirty six (36) hours of training, covering nine core
subjects. A total of forty-four (44) RSCs were certified
by MARSCH. In 1998, fifty (50) additional RSCs were "grandfathered"
in and received certification.
MARSCH became incorporated as a non-profit professional
membership association in 1999 and is recognized by HUD
and MassHousing for their success in facilitating professional
development and networking opportunities for Massachusetts
RSCs and other housing professionals.
We Hope To Go
MARSCH holds a general membership/training meeting annually.
MARSCH Regions meet regularly to provide training and
networking opportunities on a local level.
MARSCH publishes a bi-annual newsletter for its members and
others in the housing profession. The RSC certification process
is conducted twice yearly.
MARSCH works with six New England States and their
RSC organizations through the New England Resident Service
Coordinators Committee (NERSC), a regional group of RSCs and
other housing professionals dedicated to providing a regional
educational training and networking conference held in a different
New England state each year.
MARSCH collaborates with the American Association of
Service Coordinators (AASC), a non-profit organization representing
Service Coordinators on a national level. AASC's mission is
to advance the interests of the Service Coordinator profession
and provide guidance to members in the creation of service-enriched
housing through leadership, advocacy, networking, education
and other services.
The Future of MARSCH and its' networking partners looks bright
and exciting. MARSCH's goals in the near future are to:
with our partner and supporter, MassHousing, the state's housing
finance agency, to offer high quality training for RSCs
as a model supporting and collaborating with other state RSC
groups such as the Connecticut Association of Resident Service
Coordinators (CARSCH); Maine; New Hampshire Association of
Professional Service Coordinators (NHAPSC), Rhode Island,
technical assistance to states outside of our region interested
in forming their own organizations.
Continue involvement in the New England Resident Services
Committee (NERSC) in planning and cosponsoring the
Annual New England RSC Conference