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Next Step's Impact
We are working to replace the last 2 million inefficient pre-HUD
Code mobile homes in the US with energy-efficient homes, and to find
homeowners responsible financing on fair terms. This impacts the
nation’s most vulnerable citizens in some of our most impoverished
Next Step® - A sustainable
social venture grounded in business principles
While national in scale, Next Step® will focus on rural,
underserved, Persistent Poverty communities around the country,
including Appalachia, the Delta, the Colonias and Indian Country.
Next Step has defined a product strategy that includes:
- Factory built (modular and manufactured) ENERGY STAR
single-family homes marketed to low- and moderate-income
- Replacement of old energy-inefficient mobile homes with new
ENERGY STAR homes.
- Factory built ENERGY STAR multifamily housing marketed to
Impact of Next Step Network
|Number of ENERGY STAR Homes
Ordered through Next Step Programs
|Number of Jobs Created
|Tons of Greenhouse Gases
|Annual Energy Cost Savings**
|Number of Organizations
Trained on Manufactured Housing Done Right
|Rebate Provided to Members
through Revenue Sharing Model
|Number of MH Communities
Owned or Managed by Members
|Number of Affordable Homes
Preserved in Next Communities
*Based on national averages provided by
the DOE that one ENERGY STAR home reduces 3,700 lbs (1.85
tons) of greenhouse gases annually. Source:
**Based on national averages provided by the DOE that one
ENERGY STAR home saves $300 in energy costs annually.
Next Step seeks the following outcomes over the long term:
- Establishment of a strong network of nonprofit members
providing affordable and sustainable factory built housing
options at scale.
- Widespread adoption of manufactured housing as a
cost-effective and scalable strategy for nonprofit housing
providers serving low-and moderate-income consumers.
- Replacement of the most energy-guzzling, substandard housing
stock in America with high-quality, energy-efficient homes.
- Proof of concept of a sustainable business model for both
Next Step and for our individual Network Members using
factory-built homes to help meet their mission.