Bryce Malone Joins Next Step Network as SmartMH Director

Bryce Malone, SmartMH Director

Bryce Malone Joins Next Step Network as SmartMH Director

Mortgage industry veteran joins the Louisville-based nonprofit to manage innovative pilot program with Freddie Mac.

LOUIVILLE, KY – November 30, 2016 – On October 31, 2016, Bryce Malone joined Next Step Network as SmartMH Director. With more than 15 years in the mortgage industry, Bryce brings nuanced knowledge and understanding of mortgage finance to the organization. The unique social enterprise works to put sustainable homeownership within reach of everyone, while transforming the manufactured housing industry through consumer education, affordability and energy efficiency.

“When I learned about the SmartMH program I jumped at the opportunity to build something meaningful,” said Bryce. “This is a program that will change the lives of many Americans for the better.”

Bryce has spent his career building successful mortgage businesses, including Surepoint Lending, a DBA of First Residential Mortgage Network, Inc., where he served as vice president of Operations and Lending. Most recently, Bryce started Right House Capital, a national intermediary business that provides support to independent mortgage lenders in order to help them achieve success.

“Bryce’s knowledge of mortgage finance will be indispensable to achieving Next Step’s long-term goals,” said Stacey Epperson, president and founder of Next Step. “With his guidance – and the partnership of Freddie Mac – we look to expand the number of lenders that originate real property loans on energy-efficient factory-built homes.”

Bryce will be based in Next Step’s Louisville, Kentucky, office.


Next Step®,, mobilizes a national network of nonprofits to provide affordable housing tailored to the needs of communities that they serve. Their system – Manufactured Housing Done Right® – connects responsible financing, comprehensive homebuyer education and delivery of high-quality, ENERGY STAR® manufactured homes at scale, creating a model that brings more value to the customer.

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