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CEDAM's Real Estate Development Boot Camp is a multi-part training program designed to give you the tools needed to develop affordable housing in your community. We know developing in small towns and rural communities presents specific challenges - that is why we are hosting a rural-focused Boot Camp to support practitioners working in this context! VIEW THE DRAFT AGENDA.

We welcome anyone to register for Boot Camp who is interested in understanding the development process, however, the training curriculum is geared toward helping participants move their potential real estate development projects forward. We encourage all participants to bring a potential project (whether it be a potential site or building, or even just an idea) to the training.

Our target audience is:

  • Community members who are interested in revitalizing their community through small- to medium-scale development projects
  • Nonprofit housing development staff who may be seeking to actualize a range of housing and community development projects utilizing LIHTC or other sources.

We also welcome folks who play a part in the development process, including city officials, equity investors, community partners, and more. Those who join the training and do not have a potential project will have the opportunity to collaborate with those who do when we apply our learning through a final project presentation.

Overnight accommodations at Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI

For Boot Camp participants who are not local, it is not mandatory to book accommodations, however it is highly encouraged given our rigorous schedule and planned evening networking dinners.

Participants can Book Online at Crystal Mountain Here. The deadline to book a room utilizing this link is May 6.

This is a fast-paced, hands-on training program. Because capacity is limited for the training and demand is high, registrants must commit to being active participants and be available to attend ALL Boot Camp dates.

May 8 - virtual kick off

June 4-7 - in-person training at Crystal Mountain

June 30 - virtual final presentations


Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain Drive 12500
Thompsonville, Michigan

Participants can Book Online at Crystal Mountain Here:

The deadline to book a room utilizing this link is May 6.

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