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With your support, the Next Step Network can put sustainable homeownership within reach of more families nationwide, while transforming the manufactured housing industry one home at a time.



Key Partners

  • The Ford Foundation has provided generous support to launch the social enterprise, allowing Next Step to build our Members’ knowledge and their ability to deliver innovative affordable housing solutions.
  • NeighborWorks® America has provided generous support to launch the social enterprise and factory-built construction is taught at the National Training Institute.
  • Next Step partners with CFED’s I’M HOME partners in addressing the nation’s critical affordable housing needs by providing quality factory built homes and mobile home replacement. I’M HOME also provides a training forum for our Members and Partners.
  • Next Step has entered into strategic alliances with the nation’s leading factory-built home manufacturers – Clayton, Champion and Cavco – and regional manufacturers like Kit HomeBuilders West, Deer Valley Homebuilders and hybridCore Homes to build Next Step homes.
  • A national network of the best retailers have been personally selected by Next Step as trusted partners in the Next Step Retail Direct Program.
  • Next Step partners with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like NeighborWorks Capital and Fahe to underwrite interim financing for home orders by Members.