Clayton Donates $250K To Next Step Network
Expanding affordable homeownership opportunities nationally, Next Step Network and Clayton Homes have announced that Clayton has donated $250,000 “to provide critical mission support for Next Step Network.”
On May 22, Clayton presented Next Step Network with a $250,000 check to help provide affordable housing via Next Step’s ‘Affordable Housing Done Right’ program.
Per an online report “Clayton has been a loyal supporter of Next Step’s mission since the beginning,” noted the president and CEO of Next Step, Stacey Epperson. “By working collaboratively with our nonprofit members across the country. Clayton home centers and manufacturing facilities have helped expand affordable homeownership opportunities for families through the building of new, energy-efficient manufactured and modular homes.”
Next Step Network
A nonprofit mediator for those on the brink of hopelessness, Next Step collaborates with “mission-driven housing organizations and industry leaders” in the factory-built housing sector to promote the use of prefabricated housing as an affordable housing solution. The synergistic alliance between Next Step and Clayton has benefited countless over the past 10 years.
“We believe homeownership makes lives better,” said Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes. “With the average new site built home in America now priced $388,200, we think it is more important than ever to provide an affordable housing solution for hardworking families across the country. Clayton is proud to support this effort through its ongoing efforts with Next Step.”
Composed of more than 45 nonprofit member organizations, the Next Step Network services more than half the country – including the nation’s capital. Operational as of 2013, “Next Step member organizations have delivered 463 new ENERGY STAR certified, factory-built homes to communities nationwide.”
Great for the environment, as well as the homeowner, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded several Energy Star partners for their “Outstanding Achievements in Energy Efficiency.” While “143 businesses and organizations in 34 states plus the District of Columbia” were the actual recipients of the recognition – the end-user was the true beneficiary.