About the Network
To achieve the goals of I’M HOME (Innovations in Manufactured Homes), CFED relies on the I’M HOME Network, a diverse array of partners from across the country: foundations, nonprofits, housing developers, community groups, homeowner advocates, community organizers, policymakers, financial institutions and leading players from the manufactured housing industry. The purpose of this Network is to serve as a learning and advocacy community that enhances members’ capacity to leverage manufactured housing as affordable housing in their work and to build on the successes of their fellow Network members.
The diversity of our partnerships is essential as we seek to transform manufactured housing finance, advocate for reforms in the manufactured housing policy arena, and communicate about the value of manufactured housing as a source of affordable homeownership for millions of Americans. Ultimately, the goal of the Network is develop, preserve and promote manufactured housing as a viable, safe and responsible housing option for Americans. All of our partners bring invaluable experience to the Network: data and insight from the field, meaningful success stories, expertise and resources, and technical skills.
Network membership has two tiers—General Membership and Lead Organization Membership—and is guided by a group of key social ventures, policy advocates and funders. General Membership is open to any individual interested in staying informed or contributing to the national dialogue about manufactured housing as a source of affordable housing. Lead Members include an invitation-only, core team of organizations with a demonstrated commitment to and experience developing manufactured housing solutions that build financial security for homeowners.
By joining the Network, Lead Organizations and General Members receive special pricing for I'M HOME events, such as the 2015 I'M HOME Conference being held this October in Minneapolis, MN.