Join Us for the 2016 BMCC Conference

Housing, Assets, People, Partners

BUILDING MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE 2016

With over 1,700 attendees, the Building Michigan Communities Conference has quickly become the largest conference of its kind in the United States. The conference is attended by service providers, nonprofit and for-profit developers and financiers.

BMCC Sponsors

Gain immediate access to those involved in the housing industry. Build crucial awareness of your brand. Be recognized as a contributor in Michigan’s housing industry.

2016 BMCC Scholarship

The 2016 Building Michigan Communities Scholarship Application is available below. Deadline to submit an application is March 23, 2016.

2016 BMCC Exhibitors

Over its 17 year history, BMCC has become the place to be to meet and network with the industry’s top players. You in?

2016 BMCC SPEAKER LINEUP

They're in, are you? JOIN US.

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Kevin Elsenheimer

Executive Director, MSHDA

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Jimmy Wayne

Country Music Singer/Songwriter

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Tahirih Ziegler

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

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Shaka Senghor

BMCC SPEAKER ALUMNI

Thank you to our speaker alumni. It was great to have you!

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Steve Arwood

2015

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Nicole Curtis

2014

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Barney Frank

2013

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Leigh Gallagher

2015

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Carla Walls LaNier

2014

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Christopher B. Leinberger

2014

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Carter Oosterhouse

2013

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Governor Rick Snyder

2015

OUR 2016 BMCC PROGRAM

The 2016 program is highlighted below. We are confident you will find a few pearls of wisdom from the 100+ sessions that are available to you!

Registration Open

11hrs

Cyber Café Open

Cyber Café Open 8:00am - 6:30pm

Breakfast

Breakfast - 8:00am - 8:30am

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Open - 8:00am - 6:30pm

45mins

HOME 101 – Program Overview

HOME 101 - Program Overview

90mins

Kevin Elsenheimer

Welcome Speaker – Kevin Elsenheimer

45mins

Kevin Elsenheimer

SESSIONS

  • Branding and Marketing Neighborhoods
  • Building Blue Places - Connecting to Water for Economic Development
  • Dream Neighborhoods and Land Banks
  • Economic Benefits of Deconstruction and Demolition
  • Educate & Advocate: Improving Outcomes for Low Income Clients
  • Hot Topics - HUD’s Office of Community Planning & Development
  • Implementing HOME Final Rule changes: Update on Changes to Rental Compliance
  • The Business Case for Energy Efficiency Housing
  • The Language of Appreciation in the Workplace
  • Woe is Me, My Volunteer Retention is Low

90mins

Networking Break

Networking Break - 11:45am

Jimmy Wayne

Lunch Speaker

Lunch - Speaker — Jimmy Wayne

75mins

Jimmy Wayne

SESSIONS

  • Affordable High Performance Housing
  • Closing Gaps for Clients: Using HandUp to Meet Unmet Needs
  • Connecting Entrepreneurs of All Ages to Resources
  • Gap Funding for Affordable Housing
  • HOME Compliance 201 - Beyond the Basics - HOME Funded Layered Projects (Combining HOME with Tax Credits, and/or Section 8 or HCV)
  • Mind Mapping: A Whole Brain Thinking Tool
  • Poverty Simulation Part 1 of 2
  • Respect Is Not Rocket Science: Working toward Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Youth Housing Programs
  • The Development Process
  • The Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Placemaking

90mins

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking Break

30mins

SESSIONS

  • Advanced HOME Rental Compliance: Tenant Selection Requirements, Maintaining the Unit Mix and Dealing with Over-Income Tenants
  • C3: Businesses Moving from Competition to Collaboration to Community!
  • Current Debt Options
  • Enhancing the Downtown Through Waterfront Revitalization
  • FHLBI’s Cycle of Homeownership Assistance
  • Growing Michigan’s Good Food Future
  • Nonprofit Advocacy
  • Planning and Paying for Services in Supportive Housing
  • Poverty Simulation Part 2 of 2
  • Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Michigan: What’s the Real Story

90mins

Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors

5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors - MSHDA is turning 50! -  All conference attendees are invited to help MSHDA celebrate 50 years of investing in Michigan's people and places. There will be strolling snack stations, live entertainment and sweet treats!

90mins

Networking Break

Networking Break

15min

Registration Open

7:30am - 4:30pm Registration Open

Cyber Café Open

7:30am - 5:00pm Cyber Café Open

Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast

60mins

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30am - 5:00pm - Exhibit Hall Open

SESSIONS

  • Bridges Out of Poverty - The Customer Lifecycle
  • Creative Financing of Creative Places
  • Dynamic Dashboards
  • Historic Preservation and the Arts Work Together: The Repurposing of Dearborn’s 1922 City Hall and Ludington’s 1889 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall
  • HMIS and Central Intake/Coordinated Assessment – In It For The Long Haul
  • Housing First for Shelters: Using Collaboration as a Pathway to Housing
  • LIHTC Program Compliance 201 - Beyond the Basics Part 1 of 2
  • Maximizing Your Board’s Full Potential
  • Placemaking in the Neighborhoods - CDAD Placemaking Grants
  • Rebuilding Northern Michigan’s Historic Walloon Village
  • Special Assessment Districts and Improving Neighborhood Safety & Quality of Life
  • Transitioning Leadership - Planning for Successful Succession

90mins

SESSIONS

  • A Strategic Approach to Grant Application Development
  • Breaking Through the Clouds: Sunshine for the KI Sawyer Airforce Base Community
  • Exploring True Colors: Building and Bridging ALL Communities Through the Advancement of Social Justice
  • Housing Tax Credit Syndicator Panel
  • How to Become the Recognized Leader in Your Community Using LinkedIn and YouTube
  • How You Can End Veteran Homelessness
  • HUD Transformation, Risk Management and Preservation
  • MSHDA’s Homeownership Programs
  • The Role of Tax Foreclosure Auctions and Land Banks
  • Tried, True and New Fundraising Techniques
  • Updates from the IRS, HUD and MSHDA and Qualifying Households - Beyond the Basics Part 2 of 2
  • Using HMIS Data to Make Reallocation Decisions in CoC Funded Programs

90mins

Tahirih Ziegler

Awards Luncheon —Emcee Tahirih Ziegler

12:00pm - 1:15pm Awards Luncheon —Emcee Tahirih Ziegler

75mins

Tahirih Ziegler

SESSIONS

  • A Collaborative Model to Build Community Capacity for Neighborhood-Led Change
  • Advanced Credit Scoring
  • Advanced Program Compliance Strategies for Layered Projects Part 1
  • Developing a Culture to Embrace the Challenges of Building Michigan Communities
  • Fair Housing in the Homeownership Process
  • Foreclosure Prevention in the New Frontier
  • Homelessness: Personal Stories and Journeys toward Success
  • MSHDA's Key to Own Homeownership Program
  • Planning a "Must See" Event!
  • Strengthening our Communities: Strategies for Improving Civic Health in Michigan
  • Tactical Placemaking: Collaborate, Test, Improve & Have Fun
  • Troubled Assets Part 1 of 2

120mins

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:30pm Networking Break

30mins

SESSIONS

  • Advanced Program Compliance Strategies for Layered Projects Part 2 of 2
  • Capturing Place One Street at a Time
  • Engaging Immigrants in Neighborhood Planning: Learn from Organizations and Individuals That Are Envisioning a New
  • Future for Banglatown
  • Go Brand Yourself!
  • Grow your Financial Capability Program
  • Michigan’s Toolbox for Creating Active Communities
  • Opportunities in Green Residential Communities in Detroit
  • Partnerships for Sustainable & Creative Community Initiatives - Young Nation & Detroit Collaborative Design Center
  • Strategies for Eliminating Blight and Vacancy: A Detroit Case Study
  • Troubled Assets Part 2 of 2
  • Unlikely Relationships and Collaboration Resulting in Innovative Reuse
  • Year 16 Options and Opportunities

90mins

Registration Open

7:30am - 11:00am Registration Open

Cyber Café Open

7:30am - 12:00pm - Cyber Café Open

Breakfast

7:30am - 8:00am - Breakfast

30mins

SESSIONS

  • Can I Interest You in a 0% Interest Home Repair Loan
  • CRA Dollars: What are they and how can I get some?
  • Festivals, Events, Youth, Arts = Community Development
  • How to Get Your Board to Implement Priorities
  • MSHDA/Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Permanent Financing for Multifamily Properties
  • Restoring Dignity Though Home Furnishings
  • Senior Housing: What We Have; What We Need
  • The Future of Housing Counseling Programs
  • The Where, Why and How of Missing Middle Housing Development

90mins

Networking Break

10:00am - 10:15am  - Networking Break

15mins

SESSIONS

  • Energy Efficiency Programs and Services That Address Housing Issues, Low-Income Assistance Programs and Public Building Operations
  • Financing a Home for Purchase or Repair
  • Financing Placemaking Projects -- How to Make it Work
  • Flexible Financial Assistance in Rapid Rehousing
  • High Cost of Disparities
  • High Performance Multifamily Buildings: You Can Make it Happen
  • MHRI: Exploring Medicaid and New Ways to Support People Who are Chronically Homeless
  • Mutual Benefit, Partnership and Fun - Building Corporate-, Grant- and Event-Based Underwriting
  • Promoting Domestic Violence Survivor’s Well-Being: Impact on Change and Survivor Defined Success
  • Shaping Your Message, Telling Your Story
  • Using HMIS to Support Coordinated Entry System Redesign and Housing Prioritization: Serving the Most in Need

90mins

Networking Break

11:45am - 12:00pm  - Networking Break

15mins

Lunch

12:00pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

75mins

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Venue Information

The Building Michigan Communities Conference is held annually at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.

333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-7400

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Accommodations

The following hotels have offered group rates to conference attendees.

300

speakers

120

programs

1700

attenders

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

2016 Conference Registration is now open. For your reference, the following are the prices for the 2016 event.

SPONSORS

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