MRDC Membership

The Michigan Rural Development Council (MRDC) is an organization dedicated to providing assistance to Owners, Managers, and Developers of Rural Development Section 515 projects through education.  Over 60% of the Section 515 properties in Michigan are members of the Association. MRDC serves as a forum for issues of mutual concern to both Rural Development and MRDC to be raised and resolved.

The MRDC is dedicated to rural multi-family housing which serves the welfare of Michigan's rural very low to moderate income individuals and households.

The MRDC is a State Affiliated Association of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) in Alexandria, Virginia.

Membership in CARH gives us instant contact with other industry professionals and staff members in the USDA Rural Development National Office. CARH's credibility illustrates to others that we are untied and network with other housing professionals. CARH fights for the industry position by protecting the interests of Owners, Managers and Developers with USDA Rural Development and Congress.

There are two ways to become a member of the MRDC.  You can become an Associate Member or a Property Member.

If you are a management company, owner, or developer and would like to become a member, you can become an Associate Member.    If you would like a certain property to become a member, then it would be a Property Member.

Associate Member Benefits:

      • Subscription to CARH Insights for On-Sites newsletter.
      • Discounts on USDA RD approved forms, such as leases, application, Management Agreement and Worksheet.
      • Reduced rates at education meetings designed to maintainhigh standard of professionalism and efficiency in the RD 515 Program.
      • A membership roster listing member projects and number of units.
      • Office through which to channel questions and concerns and receive information on 515 and related issues.
      • Preferred Buyers Program with various vendors, guaranteed the lowest catalog pricing, regardless of quantity ordered.
      • A subscription to CARH Insights for On-Sites newsletter sent directly to the site and designed exclusively for on-site property personnel.
      • Discounts on USDA RD approved forms, such as leases.
      • Reduced rates at education meetings designed to maintain a high standard of professionalism and efficiency in the RD 515 Program.
      • A membership roster listing member projects and number of units.
      • Office through which to channel questions and concerns and receive information on 515 and related issues.
      • Preferred Buyers Program with various vendors, guaranteed the lowest catalog pricing, regardless of quantity ordered.

Property Member Benefits:

      • A subscription to CARH Insights for On-Sites newsletter sent directly to the site and designed exclusively for on-site property personnel.
      • Discounts on USDA RD approved forms, such as leases.
      • Reduced rates at education meetings designed to maintain a high standard of professionalism and efficiency in the RD 515 Program.
      • A membership roster listing member projects and number of units.
      • Office through which to channel questions and concerns and receive information on 515 and related issues.
      • Preferred Buyers Program with various vendors, guaranteed the lowest catalog pricing, regardless of quantity ordered.