Changing Ownership for Social Impact: HPN Now Sole Owner of Framework Homeownership

Jul 27 2023

In 2012, Housing Partnership Network (HPN) and one of its network members, Minnesota Homeownership Center (MNHOC), partnered to further meet the needs of first-time homebuyers and homeowners to ensure they were educated and supported in their homeownership journey. Together, they founded Framework Homeownership, the comprehensive online homeownership education platform that serves homebuyers and homeowners with reliable content, resources, and tools focused on understanding the homebuying process and the wealth-building opportunities of homeownership.

Housing Partnership Network Becomes Sole Owner of Framework Homeownership

As a continuation of Framework’s recent momentum and plans for future growth, HPN has acquired Minnesota Homeownership’s 50% ownership interest in Framework Homeownership. HPN now becomes the sole owner of Framework and will leverage its national platform to to help enhance Framework’s comprehensive homeownership content and tech-enabled platform.

“The critical mission of Framework will continue and strengthen as a result of this mutual agreement among the founding partners,” says Framework board chair Mary Tingerthal.

Since its founding, Framework Homeownership has served over 1.5 million learners and has continued to evolve, expand, and respond to consumers and its 130+ homeownership partners that rely on its platform in the ever-changing housing industry. Framework is committed to meeting its mission of actively reducing the homeownership gap by preparing homeowners and homebuyers for responsible and sustainable homeownership.

This acquisition is another vote of confidence in Framework’s continued innovation and leadership with its President & CEO, Omar Esposito, and the entire Framework staff. For more details, read the full press release here.

About Framework®

Framework is a social enterprise with a mission to actively reduce the homeownership gap through building tech-enabled homebuyer education and ongoing homeownership support courses, tools, and resources. Our online homeownership platform has helped over 1.5 million first-time homebuyers and homeowners across the country start and grow in their homeownership journey. 

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About Housing Partnership Network (HPN)

Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning business collaborative of over 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits, as well as an Aeris-rated CDFI and HUD-approved housing counseling intermediary. To date, HPN has collectively served almost 13 million people; developed, rehabilitated, or preserved over 500,000 affordable homes; and launched 14 successful social enterprises. Our work has been recognized with honors, including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance.

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About Minnesota Homeownership Center (MNHOC)

The Minnesota Homeownership Center promotes and advances successful homeownership in Minnesota, emphasizing serving those facing the most significant barriers to homeownership: lower-income households and communities of color. We link individuals, homeownership advisors, and industry stakeholders. We support community-based organizations with the structure and funding to develop and deliver culturally-responsive homeownership education and advising. And we collaborate and lead the development of innovative homeownership programming. We believe equitable access to homeownership is essential to strong communities and creates opportunities for future generations.

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