Fair Housing Center of West Michigan


Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series

Each year the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan hosts an annual conference to celebrate "Fair Housing Month" and highlight important issues of housing opportunity by featuring nationally known speakers with content-rich workshops on a wide variety of fair housing topics, leading into a keynote luncheon presentation. 

Wade Henderson

Keynote Speaker

Wade Henderson

President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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30th Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series

April 27th @ 8:15 am - 1:30 pm

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 map

Register now! - April 27, 2017

Opening Doors to Housing Choice

Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, to provide luncheon keynote.

How to register:

- online (see step by step instruction page),
- by calling our office at (616) 451-2980

Please note that advance registration is required.
*Online registration is scheduled to close April 10, 2017 unless sessions fill in advance!  

**Please call Madelaine Clapp to inquire about joining the wait lists for the "Hot Topics in Fair Housing" and "Ensuring Fair Housing in Today's Market" workshops.  We do expect a few seats to become available thanks to our generous sponsors so please contact us!  Click here for details about the panelists and workshops.

NEW Location:
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & Conference Center is located at 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Conference check-in begins at 8:15 a.m., with the serving of a light continental breakfast.  Workshops begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. and last until 11:45 am, with a mid-workshop break.  The keynote luncheon will follow the workshops, beginning at 12 noon and lasting until 1:30 pm.

Special Performance: 
This year's luncheon will feature a special guest poetry performance by Rachel Gleason of The Diatribe in Grand Rapids.  Ms. Gleason is a poet and musician from west Michigan and has been a member of The Diatribe, a spoken word collective non-profit, since 2013.  The FHCWM is excited to have Ms. Gleason perform at the event and invite all those interested to learn more about her work here!

If you are traveling and need lodging for the night prior, downtown Grand Rapids offers several different hotel options: Amway Grand Plaza, J.W. Marriot, Courtyard Marriot, Holiday Inn, City Flats Hotel, Homewood Suites.  Please make note that space in downtown Grand Rapids is limited and will fill quickly.  Call our office if you have questions about hotels outside of the downtown area.

Self-parking is available in the Amway Grand Parking Ramp. The Amway Grand Parking Ramp entrance is located on the corner of Pearl Street and Monroe Avenue with entrances on Campau and Pearl Streets. If heading south on Monroe Avenue, make a right onto Pearl Street to locate valet and self-parking. If headed north on Monroe Avenue, make a left onto Pearl Street to locate valet and self-parking.  Learn more about nearby parking ramps, street/free parking, and municipal parking options.


Looking to keep learning after the Fair Housing Workshop & Luncheon?

Partners for A Racism-Free Community is hosting the Forum 2017: Facing Inclusion event on April 27, 2017 from 8am- 6pm.  Click here for more information!

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Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone: 616-451-2980
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