Expanding Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Kentucky

By Stacey Epperson, Next Step President & Founder In 2015, Next Step began our SmartMH initiative. We started with a bold goal: expand the number of ENERGY STAR® manufactured homes in the Kentucky housing market. We spent a year creating … Continue reading

Moving the Vision of I’M HOME Forward

Moving the Vision of I’M HOME Forward As yet another convening of CFED’s I’M HOME annual conference is in the books, I am more optimistic than ever for the future of manufactured housing, and the staff, board and membership of … Continue reading

The Next Step Network 2015 Annual Report Is Out!

The Next Step Network 2015 Annual Report is out! You can read more about our national impact (like homes ordered and annual utility costs savings), family and member success stories (like Lee and Lucille Allen, and Community Ventures), and view our financials … Continue reading

Next Step Network Participating in Give Local Louisville

This year, Next Step® Network is participating in Give Local Louisville, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the local nonprofits doing great work in our community. Last year, through Give Local Louisville, our community raised $3 million for the … Continue reading

COAP, Inc. Joins Energy Efficiency Initiative for Manufactured Housing

COAP, Inc. joined the SmartMH℠ KY program, a partnership of the manufactured housing industry, lenders, retailers, utilities, nonprofits and public stakeholders committed to increasing access to ENERGY STAR homes with better loans across the Commonwealth. As a SmartMH KY Partner, … Continue reading