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PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE



MARSCH 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.

 

What We Do

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.

 

Where We Hope To Go

The Future of MARSCH and its' networking partners looks bright and exciting. MARSCH's goals in the near future are to:
  • Work with our partner and supporter, MassHousing, the state's housing finance agency, to offer high quality training for RSCs

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  • Serve 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, and Vermont.
  • Provide 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
 

 

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