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Private, Public Alliance Provides Efficient Factory-built Homes to Low Income Americans

May 2nd, 2014

Next Step Homes is the factory-built home distribution channel for parent company Next Step Network, which mobilizes nonprofit resources to provide affordable and ENERGY STAR homes for low income residents across the nation. Next Step couples its 25 nonprofit community housing development organizations with heavy hitters in the factory-built housing industry—Cavco Industries, Inc., Champion Homes, Clayton Homes and Kit HomeBuilders West. Champion built and installed 17 new manufactured homes in five months at the Pine Tree Manufactured Home Park in Monmouth, New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy, working with the Affordable Housing Alliance, a Next Step member.

Community Frameworks, a Next Step member in Washington, has ordered homes from Cavco’s Palm Harbor Homes plant in Millersburg, Oregon. Mark Wilson of Community Frameworks, says, “We have been extremely pleased with Palm Harbor Homes, not only with the quality of their work and their state-of-the-art facility, but more importantly with their staff.” MHProNews has learned Clayton and KIT are the two newest members of the Next Step Network, as the profit and nonprofit worlds meet in empowering those of modest means to achieve the American dream of homeownership and independence from the cycle of poverty. For more about NextStep, click here.##

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