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

Using HomeKeeper with Salesforce Multi-Factor Authentication

Beginning February 1 2022, Salesforce will begin requiring customers to enable MFA to access Salesforce products. This includes Salesforce partner solutions, like your HomeKeeper app. You may have seen the recent emails from Salesforce talking about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), but what is it exactly, and how will this affect your organization’s HomeKeeper? Salesforce defines MFA as

Amplifying “Salesforce Trends from Nonprofit Dreamin”

HomeKeeper attended the Salesforce Community event Nonprofit Dreamin’ in January 2021. Read this blog by Dar Veverka (Idealist Consulting) for a great summary. Veverka pointed out, “A lot of nonprofits are leveraging additional Salesforce programs and packages to extend their use of the platform,” as the HomeKeeper team has also noticed and seen true for

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

Telling your Story with Data: COVID-19 Considerations

Webinar Recap Tracking program activities, interventions and cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for shared equity homeownership programs to better support individuals and families, as well as strengthen and advance your program’s mission. What data stories will you tell about this unprecedented era? We recently hosted a Grounded Solutions Network webinar as part

Ten Steps to Better Data Stories

Using creativity, patience, and inspiration you can start to sort through the mountain of your data to bring out meaningful and compelling data-driven narratives.  Over the last 10 years, the HomeKeeper team has been gathering data from the field to further sector research and articulate the impressive outcomes of shared-equity homeownership programs. We’ve also been

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

HomeKeeper Presents on “Leaders in Housing Counseling” Webinar

As part of NHRC’s webinar series “Leaders in Housing Counseling”, HomeKeeper Program Director Tiffany Eng presented on the importance of COVID-19 tracking and how it will prove helpful–for the sector as a whole–as we move through these unprecedented times. You can watch the presentation here. Tiffany also dug into this topic in her HomeKeeper blog

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