Fair Housing Center of West Michigan


Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series

Join the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan at our annual conference!

Lisa Rice

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Rice

President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fair Housing Alliance

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32nd Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series

April 25th @ 8:15 am - 1:45 pm

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

Registration is OPEN!!!

To register for the conference, click here. Registration is required; see below for details!







DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 8:15 AM to 1:45 PM. 

8:15 am to 8:45 am – Workshop Check-In & Networking with Continental Breakfast
8:45 to 11: 45 am – Workshops
11:45 am to 12 noon – Luncheon Check-In
12 noon to 1:45 pm – Luncheon program

KEYNOTE & LUNCHEON: This year’s luncheon will feature a keynote address by Lisa Rice, President & CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance & poetry performances by winners of the 2019 Fair Housing Poetry Contest!  The contest is available to students from Grand Rapids Public Schools who have been participating in our Writing to Right Wrongs program; the students will be mentored by our partners/poets from The Diatribe: Rachel Gleason and Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Marcel 'Fable' Price

WORKSHOPS: This year’s conference will also feature THREE workshop options for attendees to choose from.  Workshops will cover the following topic areas:

  1. Understanding the Impact of Segregation Through the Arts
  2. Highlighting Fair Housing Cases: A Systemic Approach to Equity
  3. Lost Income, Lost Lives, and Lost Potential: the Many Costs of Segregation

Please note that the workshops and/or speakers may be subject to change.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The FHCWM will be pursuing continuing education credits for real estate professionals.  Previous FHCWM conferences have received this approval but watch this page for updates as credits are confirmed. Or, contact the FHCWM for any updates.  Please bring your License Numbers with you and be sure to sign in once you are in your workshop, otherwise you will not be eligible for credit!

CONFERENCE COST: The registration cost for this event is only $75 for a workshop AND luncheon ticket and $45 for a workshop OR luncheon ticket ONLY.  This registration cost assists the FHCWM with the costs the workshops, keynote, continental breakfast, and lunch. Due to hotel meal count requirements, we are unable to provide refunds after April 17, 2019.

SENIOR DISCOUNT: We have a limited number of FULL scholarships available for Kent County senior citizens. If interested, please call us at (616) 451-2980 and do NOT fill out the online registration form.

Stay tuned for more details.  Tickets for a workshop AND lunch are $75; tickets for a workshop OR lunch are $45.  Once registration is open, you may call our office to learn about hardship discounts. We have full scholarships available for Kent County seniors.

REGISTRATION: To register for the conference, click here. Registration is required. Space is limited. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received. Online registration is scheduled to close April 17, 2019 unless sessions fill sooner.

Click here for instructions on how to register.
If you have any problems in completing your registration or need an alternative option, please contact the FHCWM.
Please be sure to note any reasonable accommodation or dietary needs in the applicable area of your registration or contact the FHCWM.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES: Please contact the FHCWM if any accommodations are needed or note it on your registration. Alternate formats of materials will be available upon request for those with disabilities.  Wheelchairs will be available for short-term use at several places; contact the FHCWM for more information.


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

SPONSORS: A BIG thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible and allowing persons across income levels to attend!  Guest registration fees do not cover all the per person meal costs and associated expenses. Without the sponsorship of so many organizations, we would not be able to provide this affordable conference registration rate.



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