The Network’s members are a select group of high-performing housing and community development nonprofits that share a common set of core characteristics:
- Mission-Driven Nonprofits: Independent nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to develop, preserve, operate, manage and/or finance affordable housing and community facilities, and provide related support services to low-income families, seniors and people with special needs.
- Sound Businesses: Nonprofit enterprises with strong executive leadership, professional management staff and systems, and a demonstrated track record of financial integrity and performance.
- Public-Private Partnerships: Established organizations with leadership from the business sector that facilitate partnerships with government and private institutions.
- Large-Scale Impact: Catalysts for affordable housing production, programs or finance that sponsor large scale initiatives which have the greatest impact in their given geographical markets.
- Regional Scope: Operate at least on a citywide or regional basis with accountability to the civic leadership of the geographic area(s) they serve.
- Culture of Collaboration: Entrepreneurial businesses with a history and commitment of collaborating with peers to improve current industry practices and pursue new opportunities.
While interested organizations may inquire about membership in the Housing Partnership Network, applications for membership are typically offered on an invitation-only basis upon referral from peer organizations and business partners. Network staff compiles financial and organizational information on all candidates and solicits peer reviews by other members and business partners. The Board of Directors reviews this information and decides whether to approve the organization for membership.
For more information contact Manuel Muelle.