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.
- Registration for the 2014 Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I’M HOME) Conference is now open! On November 12-13, CFED will host its 10th annual I’M HOME Conference in Seattle, WA. The conference is an annual gathering where a range of audiences interested in applying manufactured housing solutions to affordable housing challenges come together to share progress, highlight innovative practices and lessons learned and make new connections. Discounted rates are available to I’M HOME Network General Members, so join now to make sure you get a discount!
- Check out the latest issue of our e-Newsletter, Market Opportunity for stories about our new I'M HOME Network Lead Organizations, high-performance manufactured homes, and resident-owned co-ops in Massachusetts!
- On July 17, 2014, CFED, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Penn State University and Action Housing held a convening in Pittsburgh on manufactured housing in the region. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Pittsburgh Branch, the goal was to frame a three-year collaborative intervention for manufactured housing residents in eight southwest Pennsylvania counties. The program will be designed to positively impact the environmental, health, aging and financial security outcomes of manufactured housing residents. A key component, and one that many participants repeatedly came back to, is an evaluation element to determine the effectiveness of the project.
- The I'M HOME Network is growing, changing and getting a little more formal. Would you like to continue receiving communications from us? Get discounted registration at I'M HOME's Conference? And more? If so, join the I'M HOME Network as a General Member!