Join Us for the 2018 BMCC Conference

Housing, Assets, People, Partners


With over 1,500 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.

2018 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.

2018 BMCC Exhibitors

Over its 20 year history, BMCC has become the place to be to meet and network with the industry’s top players. You in?


An exciting addition to the 2018 exhibit hall is a planned tiny house. The house will be built in partnership with Cass Community services, Habitat for Humanity and Building Michigan Communities Conference. The walls and framing of a 250 square foot home will take place during the conference and then be transported to Cass Community Tiny homes at the conclusion of the event. Reverend Faith Fowler and Ron Fournier will share information about this exciting project during the Monday luncheon.

RON FOURNIER is publisher and editor for Crain’s Detroit Business. Prior to joining Crain’s in September 2016, Ron was an award-winning editor and political writer in Washington, where he served as columnist for the Atlantic, editor-in-chief of the National Journal, and Washington Bureau Chief for The Associated Press during the Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies. A former White House correspondent, Ron began his 20-year AP career in Little Rock, covering then-Gov. Bill Clinton in the 1980s and ‘90s.



REV. FAITH FOWLER is the Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit which responds to poverty with food, health care, housing, and employment programs. Cass prepares one million meals annually, houses three hundred people nightly, provides health care through two free clinics and jobs for eighty-five adults. Rev. Fowler has served as a Board Member for the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation and as a Trustee for the General Board of Church and Society. She currently is an Albion College Trustee. Her contributions have received numerous awards including: the Shining Light Award, Detroit News (2016); Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Ecumenical Theological School (2015); Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Albion College (2015); Art Van Hope Award (2014); Detroit Free Press Michigan Green Leader Award (2010); Detroit News Michiganian of the Year Award (2003). In 2014, Rev. Fowler published This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community.


Registration Fees

Full Conference by April 13 – $215

One-day Monday or Tuesday – $130

One-day Wednesday – $75

Housing Credit Certified Professional Training – $400

SPDAT training no charge


Our 2018 Speaker Lineup...


David A. Smith

Recap Founder and Chairman


Past Duvernay Winners Panel

Duvernay Winners Panel


John Quinones

ABC News Veteran and Host of What Would You Do?


Mark Horvath

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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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Hotel Information

The following hotels have offered group rates to conference attendees. After the cutoff dates, rooms may not be available at the group rates. When making a reservation, ask for the Building Michigan Communities Conference group rate.

111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-482-0188
Group Rate: $146 single/double
Cut-off Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Note: The Radisson Hotel is connected by a
walkway to the Lansing Center

2401 Showtime Dr
Lansing MI 48912
Phone: 1-888-492-8847 group code G-BMC1
Group Rate: $139
Cut-off Date: Friday, April 19, 2018








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