I'M HOME Network
Network membership has two tiers—General Membership and Lead Organization Membership—and often partners with 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.
The resources available to General Members through the I’M HOME Network are designed to empower them with information, resources, and connections to increase their capacity to advocate for and deliver affordable, secure manufactured housing strategies. General Members can find these resources in a self-directed way, as well as connect to peers locally and nationally who are working on similar strategies.
General Member Benefits & Opportunities to Contribute
- Stay informed. General Members will receive priority access to topical resources on policy issues and advocacy, network activity, events and opportunities through the I'M HOME Monthly Update and special emails.
- Share your experience and raise your organization’s national profile. General Members can directly share their experiences with peers via the I’M HOME e-newsletter, Market Opportunity, and raise the visibility of their work nationally via CFED’s Inclusive Economy blog and in-person and virtual events and conferences. At other times, General Members will be invited to offer stories, share good practices or communicate with policymakers.
- Engage in and shape national conversations about manufactured housing as an affordable source of housing and asset-building. Through Network events, such as the I’M HOME annual conference, and virtual dialogs, General Members can participate in national conversations about issues of interest to the field. General Members can also suggest topics for, participate in and consider facilitating webinars or in-person conference sessions.
- Attend the I’M HOME Conference and receive special pricing. The I’M HOME Conference is a gathering of our partners working toward the shared, initiative-wide goal of ensuring that families who purchase manufactured homes are able to build wealth through homeownership. This event has always focused on manufactured housing as affordable housing and brought together a range of audiences to network, learn and share best practices with one another. General Members will be eligible for discounted registration fees for the I’M HOME Conference. There are no costs or fees for General Members.