Established in 1984, Michigan Rural Development Council (MRDC), is dedicated to furthering the development, finance, management, and rehabilitation of affordable, multi-family housing in Michigan’s rural communities. We look to provide a voice for the affordable multi-family housing industry as a whole when the needs of those we serve are not being met. MRDC works to provide training and encourage communication with state, local and federal agencies. MRDC is affiliated with the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH), a national, non-profit trade organization. For nearly 30 years, both organizations have served developers, owners, management companies, non-profits, accountants and other businesses involved with the affordable housing industry.
Recognizing that knowledge is key to success, MRDC annually hosts a two-day event to bring both site staff and ownership together with Agency professionals to open the dialogue on what the rural multi-family housing industry needs.
The annual event brings together developers, owners, management companies, non-profits, State and National housing authorities, lenders, syndicators, accountants, architects, service providers and other professionals to network and broaden their knowledge on a diverse array of timely topics including, but not limited to, updates on:
Panel discussions provide our members with the opportunity to dialogue with federal and state agencies impacting the industry, namely U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), as well as industry lenders. The Welcome Reception provides the opportunity to engage in conversation with industry professionals of all levels.