Over 17 million people in the United States live in manufactured homes and more still seek affordable pathways to build assets through homeownership. At CFED we believe that manufactured housing can and has opened the door to homeownership for millions of families, a door that otherwise would have remained shut. In order to realize manufactured housing’s asset-building potential, we have implemented interventions through partnerships, practice, and advocacy that improve access to quality homes and communities, and support favorable public policies and safe and affordable home financing.
- Check out the recently-released study on manufactured housing in Appalachia! This new research, conducted by VCHR as part of an initiative of CFED, Next Step and Fahe, takes a deep look at the state of manufactured housing in the region and how housing costs impact residents' financial well-being.
- Want to get up to speed on the latest policy, research, and events on manufactured housing? Check out I'M HOME's August newsletter!
- On March 16, CFED submitted comments to the the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on the proposed Duty to Serve rule, which frames how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will meet their legal obligations to support manufactured housing finance. Read the full comment letter here.
- Our latest resource guide on titling reform discusses how states can encourage GSE investment in manufactured homes. You can check it out here. You can see our full Manufactured Housing Toolkit here!
- I’M HOME’s approach recognizes that the federal, state and local policy environments are critical to the ability of manufactured housing to provide asset building and other key benefits of homeownership. We've updated our policy agenda to better meet the needs of homeowners, advocates and the I’M HOME Network and reflect the current policy atmosphere.