Pursue Representation in Data: Why Custom Demographic Tracking?

The latest version of HomeKeeper allows agencies and programs the option to add custom values to the demographic fields Race, Ethnicity or Primary Language Spoken. This feature could help represent communities more authentically, and allows staff to prepare reports using local terms, while still including program data in HUD reporting and the HomeKeeper National Data Hub. Expanding

Work From Anywhere with Online Program Forms

In times of crisis, housing counselors and other housing professionals typically experience an increase in workload, as they broaden their role as affordable housing first responders. Even without an emergency to respond to, day to day application and intake management can be time consuming and tedious for busy staff. Online program forms can help. Why

Access HomeKeeper From Wherever You Are

HomeKeeper is thinking of our participating organizations. We hope you and your community are safe and healthy. We realize many organizations may now be working from home, based on current advice and guidelines of public health officials.HomeKeeper  is a program of Grounded Solutions Network, and all staff are working remotely from home. As a reminder,

Staff Named as Fellows in Salesforce.org Impact Labs

Two members of the HomeKeeper team were named as Community Fellows in the inaugural Salesforce.org Impact Labs fellowship. Tiffany Eng, Program Director, and Cheryl Curry, Training and Support Senior Specialist, are grateful to be part of this group on behalf of HomeKeeper, a program of Grounded Solutions Network. Although Grounded Solutions and HomeKeeper are not

2019 HomeKeeper Recap and 2020 Roadmap

Since 2011, HomeKeeper is proud to have helped people like you manage your homeownership and housing counseling programs more efficiently, and report on your impacts with ease.   Through the  years, we’ve remained committed to our core belief that better data begets brighter insights, smarter decisions and bigger impacts.And  we’ve also learned that better systems

HomeKeeper by the Numbers: 2019

HomeKeeper is proud of the support we provide to our user organizations, every year. We turn your ideas into features and trainings that save you time. We use the best technical solution to develop and improve the HomeKeeper app to better fit your programs. We document your programs’ social impact in our National Data Hub to

Member Profile: Chhaya CDC Automates their Housing Counseling Intake with Online Form

Chhaya Community Development Corporation became a HomeKeeper participating organization in Fall 2018, using housing counseling features to complete their reporting requirements for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD).   The organization operates in Queens, New York, home to the fastest-growing South Asian population in the country. Chhaya empowers this community through

Dreamforce 2019: HomeKeeper Users are in Good Company Using Salesforce

In November 2019, the HomeKeeper team attended Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference. We joined 190,000+ attendees from all over the world, to learn about new innovations and tools that will help our HomeKeeper user organizations make an impact using Salesforce. The HomeKeeper team has these takeaways and resources for our user organizations to help make your

HomeKeeper Users Presenting in Webinar: Understanding the Performance of Shared Equity Homeownership Programs

On Wednesday, 9/18/19, two HomeKeeper participating organizations will participate as presenters in “Understanding the Performance of Shared Equity Homeownership Programs”, a free webinar offered as part of Grounded Solutions Network’s Training Institute Online. Register for this webinar to hear the findings from the most comprehensive performance evaluation of shared equity homeownership programs conducted to date.

Forcelandia 2019: Attending Local Salesforce Events to Benefit HomeKeeper

In August 2019, Cheryl attended Forcelandia, a community-led Salesforce conference in Portland, OR that focuses on technical development solutions. She has attended Forcelandia each year since it began in 2014, and has previously presented and run workshops at the event. Cheryl attended sessions that reinforced best practices in planning of new features, technical design, and