Improved economy, opportunity, education, and public health begins with stable homes

We catalyze innovative, market-level change in order to scale community impact and build more stable homes in America.

The housing market is a big place and making a positive impact requires focus. We approach the housing industry through our unique lens as 100 of the leading regional nonprofit affordable housing developers. Together, we identify gaps, define opportunities and create solutions.

As individual organizations, HPN members change communities and people’s lives for the better. As a network, we change the larger market systems and value chains in which we operate in order to be more efficient, more sustainable and better positioned to achieve scaled impact.

We create impact on four levels

HPN social enterprises have four dimensions or levels of impact. Although each venture we pursue may affect them in varying degrees, it is the ability of our enterprises to touch all four levels that give them their catalytic and exponential impact. 

changing market systems

We created Housing Partnership Equity Trust to provide nonprofits with access to fast capital. As a real estate investment trust, HPET allows nonprofit affordable housing developers to compete with commercial developers for properties.

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strengthening members

In order for the Housing Partnership Insurance Exchange to keep rates low and increase the return on shares, members operate using shared best practices to reduce risk.

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improving communities

Develop Detroit fills a critical gap in Detroit for a high performing nonprofit developer addressing the need for more high-quality, well-maintained homes.

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growing opportunity

Since 2012, over 100,000 home buyers have participated in Framework's online education platform to become smart home owners. 

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Partner With Us

Your organization’s involvement can take many unique forms and impact different enterprises. This partnership will align with your priorities and the HPN mission to accelerate innovation in housing and community development. A select group of 100 nonprofits, HPN members are high-performing, high-capacity developers, owners, and CDFIs that are leaders in community development. The focus of our leaders is using housing as a driver of outcomes across a number of key areas such as education, economic development, transportation, and health.

Since inception, the Housing Partnership Network has been an incubator for new ideas and innovative products that enhance the performance of the affordable housing and community development sector.

Nancy S. Rase Former Interim CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust

33,800 people

employed by HPN members

256,000 rental units

owned by HPN members

1.1 million families

counseled in homeownership & financial literacy

112 billion+ value

of housing & community facilities developed & financed

95 members

participated in in-person leadership exchanges in 2016

50 states

with member operations