How the Housing Partnership Network is changing affordable housing

12/11/2013 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Housing Partnership Network, which brings together about 100 affordable-housing organizations, is leveraging its size, its ability to share resources and its $25 million in assets to create more affordable-housing developments. "By joining forces, you come up with a better solution," said Tom Bledsoe, president and CEO of HPN. For example, HPN created its own insurance company to insure affordable-housing properties instead of having members buy coverage from insurers that didn't treat them competitively.

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