We are an award-winning business collaborative of 100 of the nation's most successful housing and community development nonprofits. Founded twenty years ago by the leaders of a new breed of entrepreneurial nonprofit, we use private sector strategies and partnerships to achieve ambitious social missions. Together, we are strengthening a sector that transforms lives, helping millions of people gain access to affordable homes and thriving communities that offer economic opportunity and an enhanced quality of life.
The Network sponsors dynamic knowledge sharing among the leaders of our member organizations, creating communities of practice that generate ideas, launch new enterprises, and advocate for policy change.
The innovation process begins with idea generation and runs through research and development to implementation. We source and vet the best models and innovations that help members replicate proven approaches and adapt to changing markets.
We create and operate groundbreaking enterprises that enable members to leverage their collective scale, delivering new products and accessing capital markets. They achieve triple bottom line results of mission impact, sector innovation, and financial sustainability.
We promote public policies that enable performance driven nonprofits to play a larger role in addressing the nation's housing and community development challenges. Our goal is to deliver cost efficiencies to government while increasing positive outcomes for people and communities.