2015 I'M HOME Conference

October 26-28, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN

Thank You for Making the Conference a Success!
Thank you to all who attended the 11th annual I'M HOME Conference! To view speakers' PowerPoint presentations, click here.


The 2016 I'M HOME Conference will take place in San Antonio, TX, during the week of November 14. More details will be available in early summer 2016.


Monday, October 26

10:00 AM           Site Visit to Park Plaza Cooperative
                            We will be meeting in the hotel lobby at 10:00am. Please note that space on the bus is limited, therefore only individuals who RSVPd for the site visit may attend.
1:00 PM             Lunch
2:00 PM             Welcome & Opening Plenary
3:45 PM             Concurrent Sessions

                                   Homeowner Education and Advocacy
                                   Health Impact Assessments and the Case for Replacement Housing
5:00 PM             Reception

Tuesday, October 27

8:00 AM            Breakfast
8:30 AM            Morning Plenary 
9:45 AM            Workshops

                                   Creating a Winning Communications Strategy: Raising Awareness and Garnering Attention for Manufactured Housing
                                   Expanding our Reach to Underserved Communities
                                   Manufactured Housing Finance
11:30 AM           Roundtables
12:30 PM           Lunch
1:45 PM             Concurrent Sessions

                                   Engaging with Industry
                                   Identifying Gaps in Manufactured Housing Research
                                   Community Infrastructure: Laying the Groundwork for Manufactured Homes

3:00 PM             Networking Break
3:30 PM             Concurrent Sessions

                                   Federal Housing Policy
                                   Beyond Coops: Alternative Community Development Models
                                   Local and Municipal Policy Tools and Techniques

5:00 PM             Closing Plenary

Click here for a detailed, downloadable agenda.


Each Lead Organization is eligible for up to two travel stipends of $500 each.
In order to qualify for a stipend, eligible Lead Organization attendees must:

  • Attend all I’M HOME Conference events, including the Lead Organization Convening on October 28.
  • Register for the conference and book hotel rooms by the earlybird deadline (August 31).
  • Live 50 miles or more from the Conference location.

All stipends will be processed after the conclusion of the conference. You will be asked to complete a stipend request form and evaluate your experience in a post-Conference survey.
You will not be asked to submit receipts. All stipend requests must be received by no later than December 4, 2015.


NMHOA Convention
The National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA) will host its annual convention October 24-25 from 8 AM-5 PM. Registration for the NMHOA Convention is open to the public. For details, contact Ishbel Dickens at ishbel@nmhoa.org.

Next Step Retail and Factory Direct Training
Next Step will hold its Retail and Factory Direct Training from 1-5 PM on October 28. The training is open to all current Next Step members as well as pipeline organizations. For more information, contact Megan Neff at megan.neff@nextstepus.org.

The ROC USA CTAP training will take place from 1-5 PM on October 28 and 8 AM-5 PM on October 29. Attendance is limited to ROC USA's Certified Technical Assistance Providers. To RSVP, simply indicate that you'll be attending on the conference registration form. There are no separate tickets for this event. Please contact Kate Eads Galdieri at keadsgaldieri@rocusa.org with any questions.