St. Vincent de Paul Joins Next Step Network

Nonprofit Human Services Organization Supports Efforts with Factory-Built Housing


Contact: Grant Beck, Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: (202) 851-7550

LOUISVILLE, KY – September 6, 2018 – Today, Next Step Network is pleased to announce that St. Vincent de Paul, the largest nonprofit human services organization in Lane County, Oregon, is the latest organization to join Next Step’s efforts to promote the use of affordable, energy-efficient factory-built homes.

“We are thankful to have St. Vincent de Paul join our expanding network of organizations dedicated to affordable-housing solutions,” said Stacey Epperson, president and founder of Next Step Network. “We hope that our partnership will generate further positive impact for the people and community in Lane County.”

St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1953, and helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with affordable housing services – as well as emergency and homeless services. The organization has helped to develop approximately 1,400 units of housing since 1988.

“Mobile home park preservation is an essential step on the ladder of affordable housing in the United States,” said Terrence McDonald, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County. “Next Step is helping build that step.”

Next Step members are a part of a national network of individuals, business and organizations that believe that manufactured housing is a viable, affordable, environmentally responsible solution to help solve America’s affordable housing crisis. Our members benefit from Next Step’s work to transform the manufactured housing industry. Network members are dedicated to: delivering education, removing barriers to housing, changing the image of manufactured housing, and advancing policy changes around manufactured housing finance and Duty to Serve that better benefit home buyers and communities.


About Next Step® Network, Inc. 
Next Step® Network, Inc. is a national, nonprofit housing intermediary that works to promote expanded use of factory-built housing as a viable solution to address housing affordability. Our organization mobilizes a national network of mission-driven nonprofits, leaders in the manufactured housing industry and lending institutions serving home buyers and homeowners in their communities. Next Step’s system – Manufactured Housing Done Right® – connects responsible financing, comprehensive homebuyer education and delivery of high-quality, ENERGY STAR® manufactured homes at scale, creating a model that brings more value to the homeowners and communities. Learn more at 

About St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, Inc.
St Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County is Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1955, the Agency helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with emergency and homeless services, and affordable housing. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. Our Mission is: “We assist the poor and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul.” St. Vincent de Paul accomplishes its mission in six core areas: Affordable Housing, Emergency Services, Homeless Services, Overnight Shelter, Recycling Programs, and Retail Thrift Stores. Learn more at