Clayton and Family Promise Announce Continued Partnership to Prevent and End Family Homelessness Across the U.S.

Clayton home donation

March 26, 2021

the ribbon is cut at the new home

Through an innovative homelessness prevention program, A Future Begins at Home, Clayton donated $450,000 and 3 homes towards Family Promise homelessness prevention efforts in 2021.  

Summit, NJ – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, has announced the continuation of their partnership with Clayton, a national home builder of site-built and off-site built homes. Through the partnership, which launched in November of 2019, Clayton and Family Promise aim to prevent more than 700 families from becoming homeless in 2021, through educational outreach and resource development, comprehensive case management, support services, and non-traditional, affordable housing solutions for graduate families, such as off-site built housing and transitional housing.

The partnership is part of Family Promise’s A Future Begins at Home program, which focuses on the crucial importance of housing not just on a family’s wellbeing, but a child’s future. The program includes services that prevent families from becoming homeless or divert them from entering shelter, through targeted intervention, including strategic use of funding, comprehensive case management, and community relationship building.

“At Clayton, our goal is to make homeownership more attainable which leads to greater family stability, wealth creation and building a better future,” said Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton. “We are proud and fortunate to partner with Family Promise who is so experienced at reducing homelessness and setting families up for success.”

“Since we launched A Future Begins at Home, our partnership with Clayton has helped countless families achieve housing independence through home donations and homelessness prevention efforts,” said Claas Ehlers, CEO of Family Promise National. “We are thankful for Clayton’s ongoing commitment to the fight against family homelessness, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a significant impact on America’s low-income families.”

As part of this year’s partnership, Clayton will provide over $450,000 in support to Family Promise and its Affiliates, as well as three new off-site Clayton Built® homes valued at more than $175,000, to be used as transitional housing.

As part of the monetary support, Clayton and Family Promise National are providing A Future Begins at Home: Prevention and Shelter Diversion Grants to 26 Family Promise Affiliates across the country. The following Affiliates have been named as recipients of these grants:

Affiliates receiving home donations and additional funding as part of this partnership will be announced in the coming months.


Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – 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 2020, Clayton built 56,240 homes across the country. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit

*CrossMod™ is a trademark of the Manufactured Housing Institute.


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 ago, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs.

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