Homes 4 the Homeless

NextGear: How a Natural Disaster Sparked the Idea for a Nonprofit

Editor’s Note: Thank you to NextGear Capital as our first Corporate Donor. NextGear is the largest independent inventory finance company in North America. Steve Schneider, founder of Homes 4 the Homeless, has been an auto dealer customer of theirs for several years now and shared his story.

Steven Schneider is no newcomer to the automotive industry. He started out as an automotive detailer and has worked his way through almost all aspects of the industry. In 2012, he branched into automotive rental and sought out some financial help.  

“I started out with a competitor of yours to start floor planning vehicles. We were just getting started in a market that was unproven. The payments we were making were killing us, and we weren’t near profitability,” says Schneider. READ MORE