Part 1: Are you ready to be inspired by a ChangeMaker who is transforming the way we think about manufactured housing? In this episode, Katie Goar speaks with Stacey Epperson, the President and Founder of Next Step Network, a nonprofit organization that is making homeownership more accessible and affordable for low- and moderate-income families across the country. Stacey tells us how she started Next Step Network, what challenges and opportunities she faced along the way, and how she is working with partners and policymakers to create a more sustainable and equitable housing market. You will learn how Stacey combines her passion for social justice with her expertise in finance and real estate to create innovative solutions that benefit both people and the planet. Whether you are interested in housing, social entrepreneurship, or community development, this episode will inspire you to take action and make a difference in your own way. Tune in to ChangeMakers with Katie Goar and discover how Stacey Epperson is changing the world one home at a time.
Part 2: Katie wraps up her conversation with Stacey Epperson, the president and founder of Next Step Network. In part two, Stacey shares how she works with HUD and other stakeholders to advocate for better policies and standards for manufactured housing. She also explains how manufactured housing can be faster, cheaper, and greener than traditional site-built homes, and how Next Step Network ensures that every home meets the highest quality and energy efficiency criteria. Stacey also gave us some tips on how to get involved in the manufactured housing movement, and how to support Next Step Network’s mission. If you want to learn more about Stacey and Next Step, you can visit their website at nextstepus.org.