In 2022, Funding From Clayton Homes To Prevent 1,000 Families and More Than 2,400 Children From Becoming Homeless
Source: Clayton Homes – Clayton, a national builder of off-site and site-built homes, and Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, celebrate another impactful year of A Future Begins at Home, a partnership program focused on preventing family homelessness. In 2021, the partnership served more than 680 families facing housing insecurity, including 1,500 children, by providing case management, rental assistance, landlord mediation, transportation and childcare support, and other important resources.
In 2018, Clayton and Family Promise established a Future Begins at Home to help prevent families from experiencing homelessness through grants to Family Promise Affiliates and home donations. Since that time, the program has attracted funding from numerous partners, increasing both its reach and impact. To date, A Future Begins at Home has served approximately 3,200 families at risk of experiencing homelessness, including 7,100 children. More than 75 percent of families who receive assistance through A Future Begins at Home continue to have stable housing long term.
“This is just one of hundreds of stories we’ve heard this year where these grants are helping families on the brink of experiencing homelessness,” said Class Ehlers, Family Promise CEO. “ A child’s future begins at home, and this funding allows our local Affiliates to keep families in their homes and prevent children from experiencing the trauma of homelessness.”
In 2021, Clayton also donated three homes to Family Promise Affiliates to be used as transitional housing, which bridges the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, case management, and in some cases, education and training.
In 2022, funding from Clayton aims to prevent 1,000 families and more than 2,400 children from becoming homeless.
“Children deserve to have a stable place to call home and it is our mission to improve lives in our communities,” said Kevin Clayton, CEO. “Through our partnership, Family Promise is funding innovative ways to make sure families get the help they need to maintain housing stability and focus on their future.”
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening the doors to a better life and building happiness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes and off-site building – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod* homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. All Clayton Built homes are proudly designed, engineered and assembled in America. In 2021, Clayton built 60,701 homes across the country. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information visit claytonhomes.com.
*Cross Mode is a trademark of the Manufactured Housing Institute.
About Family Promise
Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Family Promise delivers innovative solutions for family homelessness including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services. We have served 1 million family members since our founding more than 30 years ag0, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs. Learn more at FamilyPromise.org.