The Inclusive Economy
Homeowners & Homeowner Advocates: Show Us #WhatHomeLooksLike for a Chance to Win!
By Christine Biddlecombe on 08/06/2015 @ 01:00 PM
To show the world #WhatHomeLooksLike, we’re asking homeowners to share photos of their manufactured homes. To thank them, we’re offering the chance to win a gift card or our grand prize—an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 I’M HOME Conference in Minneapolis. If you’re familiar with CFED’s I’M HOME initiative, you know that CFED is committed to expanding manufactured housing as a promising opportunity for millions of low-income Americans to become homeowners. However, potential owners of these high-quality homes are often deterred from buying because of the stigma surrounding manufactured housing. While early manufactured homes were indeed mobile and thus seemed temporary, the reality is that the manufactured homes of today are safe, high-quality and offer many of the high-end amenities found in their site-built alternatives. What’s more, manufactured homes are very rarely moved after being sited. Therefore, we’re announcing our #WhatHomeLooksLike photo campaign to help everyone see manufactured homes as a high-quality option for homeownership.
Images of where real life happens—be it the front porch, the living room or the kitchen table—can help prove to others what we already know: that manufactured homes offer the same quality as other houses, but at a fraction of the price. If you own a manufactured home or work with clients who do, we hope you will encourage them to share their photos with us.
To sweeten the deal, we’ll share a handful of homeowners’ photo submissions on Facebook in the coming weeks. The homeowner who submits the photo that gets the most engagement (Likes, Comments and Shares) on Facebook will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the 2015 I’M HOME Conference in Minneapolis this October, where they can network with other homeowners and learn more about how to advocate on behalf of their communities. In addition, all homeowners who share photos of their manufactured homes with us will be entered into a drawing for one of several gift cards.
To participate in the #WhatHomeLooksLike campaign, simply send your high-resolution photos as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our team will reply with more information about the campaign. We look forward to seeing your photos and sharing them in the weeks to come!