Become a GSN Member Today!

As you all know, HomeKeeper is a program of Grounded Solutions Network, a national nonprofit membership organization of community land trusts, local governments, nonprofit organizations, national networks, community development finance organizations and health advocacy organizations, and more. Our mission is to cultivate communities — equitable, inclusive and rich in opportunity — by advancing affordable housing

GSN Releases New Inclusionary Housing Resources

Inclusionary housing programs can be key tools for promoting racial equity and housing with lasting affordability, including shared-equity homeownership. But programs vary widely in terms of how successfully they achieve these goals. New resources from Grounded Solutions Network shed light on how to design the most effective inclusionary housing programs.   Drawing on data from

Salesforce Quarterly Release Update

It’s that time of year again! You’ve probably been getting all kinds of excited emails from Salesforce about their latest release. Although these can sometimes come with cool new features, for the most part, HomeKeeper users will be minimally impacted by the quarterly Salesforce release. Here’s why…  HomeKeeper is an app built on the Salesforce platform. You can think

Product Spotlight: Online Engagement with Habitat Homeowners

Coastal Cloud is a platinum Salesforce consulting partner, with a Nonprofit Solutions team focused on delivering Salesforce solutions that meet the unique needs of nonprofit organizations. Coastal Cloud has worked with Habitat for Humanity affiliates, including Lexington Habitat and Dallas Habitat, and has multiple Coastal staff members with over 15 combined years of experience working

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

HomeKeeper will be exhibiting at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference October 2-4!

Announcement: The Grounded Solutions Network staff will be exhibiting and presenting at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference from October 2-4, 2019. If you are interested in HomeKeeper or learning more about the resources Grounded Solutions Network provides,  we’d love to connect with you.  Here are a few options for finding us: Attend our sessions –

HomeKeeper now has 100 user organizations!

via GIPHY HomeKeeper has exciting news to share. We reached a very big milestone of 100 HomeKeeper user organizations this summer! HomeKeeper user organizations include: 31 Habitat for Humanity Affiliates 34 Community Land Trusts 29 Housing Counseling agencies 6 local government stewarding agencies We would love to thank all of our user organizations for choosing

HomeKeeper is Lightning Ready!

Over the past year, HomeKeeper staff and our developers have been working diligently to make sure HomeKeeper is compatible with Salesforce’s new user interface, Lightning. We are delighted to announce that the HomeKeeper application is now Lightning ready and our newest release, version 2.4, will include Lightning features. What does this mean for potential and

Member Profile: How Athens Land Trust is using HomeKeeper to track their housing counseling program

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Kelsey Thompson, the Education Coordinator at Athens Land Trust. Athens Land Trust is a nonprofit community land trust, which works towards increasing homeownership in Athens-Clarke County by creating housing that is permanently affordable. One system, not two Kelsey, like many other housing counselors we have worked with, was

Salesforce Impact Reporting Webinar features HomeKeeper Power User

On June 21st, Lauren Shaughnessy, Director of Learning and Measurement at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco – and one of our HomeKeeper power users – presented on a Impact Reporting Webinar. This webinar was Part 1 of three part series on Salesforce and measurement. On the webinar Lauren shared how her Habitat affiliate