About AFDN

Founded in 2008, African Families Development Network (AFDN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit housing and credit counseling agency. We are a member agency of the Minnesota Homeownership Center and are a HUD-approved agency for our housing counseling services. Since 2011, we have been helping consumers with their budget, credit, and housing issues and we are grateful to continue serving consumers in need. We strengthen the financial position and enrich the lives of every-day people through homeownership. We provide Pre-purchase One-on-One Counseling, Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops, Rental Counseling and Homeless Counseling services to low and moderate income families through housing counseling services, and housing counseling assistance to consumers via phone, Internet, and in-person sessions. Adopt the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.

Executive Director

The Executive Director of African Families Development Network functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In this capacity the Director is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and administrative management of the organization. Guidance and direction is provided by the President of the Board, by the Board and by the Executive Committee or the Board.


AFDN is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of African Families Development Network is responsible for overall policy, direction of the organization and delegates responsibilities of day-to-day operations to the staff and committees.

Equal Housing Opportunity

In accordance with the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act and the African Families Development Network Homeownership Programs’ policies, there will be no discrimination against an applicant for these benefits on the basis of age, source of income, sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or handicap.

Our Mission

The mission of AFDN is to assist African immigrant families with economic, affordable housing for all, social and cultural development, education, health programs and services in order to ensure their self-sufficiency and overall well-being.

Our Vision

AFDN housing program which promotes opportunities for economic empowerment for individuals and the community. We understand that stable families, and particularly homeowners while strengthening area neighborhoods.