“We are excited to join the Next Step Network,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operating officer for AFR. “The organization is aligned with our belief that manufactured housing provides an affordable, environmentally responsible alternative to help American families find affordable housing with amenities that rival and often surpass more traditionally constructed homes. Not to mention this partnership supports our mission to help bring more families home.”
Established in 1997 and based in Parsippany, New Jersey, AFR is comprised of both B2B (AFR) and B2C (eLEND) residential mortgage divisions. Combined, these divisions serve thousands of mortgage brokers, bankers, lenders, homeowners, homebuyers, real estate agents and contractors nationwide, with their residential financing needs.
“American Financial Resources’ expertise in the mortgage industry is a welcome addition to our growing network,” said Stacey Epperson, president and founder of Next Step Network. “Their participation in the SmartMH program will provide a path to sustainable, affordable homeownership for individuals across the nation.”
AFR is dedicated to the pursuit of growth and education, and is an active member in many of the communities which they are serving. Next Step members are a part of a national network of individuals, business and organizations that believe that manufactured housing is a viable, affordable, environmentally responsible solution to help solve America’s affordable housing crisis. Our members benefit from Next Step’s work to transform the manufactured housing industry. Network members are dedicated to delivering education, removing barriers to housing, changing the image of manufactured housing, and advancing policy changes around manufactured housing finance and Duty to Serve that better benefit home buyers and communities.