Next Step

Next Step Network

Location
USA

Programme
Dela II Accelerator
in partnership with Ashoka 

Site url
www.nextstepus.org

Stacey Epperson
President & Founder

Making manufactured housing a practical, sustainable solution in the US

Next Step's vision is to make manufactured housing a practical, sustainabl e solution to the housing affordability crisis facing many Americans.

Two million (low-income) American families live in mobile homes that are below the standard, environment & structure requirements for factory-built housing.

Stacey is increasing access to affordable housing by creating a value chain that connects manufactured housing companies to providers of low-income housing. In this scalable model, manufacturers are serving a new market while non-profit housing organizations are finding market-based solutions to affordable housing.
 

Aligned with a few of our IKEA values, I find it valuable to give back and support social entrepreneurs. We commit to “give and take responsibility”, “renew and improve”, “lead by example”, and “care for people and the planet”. I cannot think of a better way to live up to these values then to devote some of my time to support social entrepreneurs as they support the many people.

IKEA Strategy Partner
Rob Olson
Group Real Estate Manager at Ingka Group