SUMMIT, NJ, April 10, 2023 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness, announces the extension of its partnership with national homebuilder Clayton to enhance its homelessness prevention and stabilization program, A Future Begins at Home.
The initiative focuses on helping families at risk of homelessness regain stability and avoid the trauma of losing housing. In 2022, A Future Begins at Home helped prevent more than 2,400 families, including 4,600 children, from experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Additionally, A Future Begins at Home has catalyzed $5.4 million in partner funding since its inception. In 2023, A Future Begins at Home aims to support more families and children through 80 grants to Family Promise Affiliates around the country and two Clayton home donations. Thanks to Clayton’s continued support, 86 percent of Family Promise Affiliates now offer homelessness prevention programs, a number that has doubled since the partnership began in 2019.
“Clayton and Family Promise believe every child deserves a home,” said Clayton CEO Kevin Clayton. “We are proud that our partnership has impacted so many families facing housing insecurity, and together we are committed to preventing even more families and children from experiencing the trauma of homelessness in the coming year.”
Through A Future Begins at Home, Family Promise Affiliates offer prevention, diversion, and stabilization services to keep families out of shelter and working toward independence.
“Prevention is one of the most powerful ways to address family homelessness,” said Family Promise CEO Cheryl Schuch. “Keeping families who are facing a housing crisis together and out of shelter allows them to focus on regaining stability and mitigates the damaging impacts of Toxic Stress on children. Our partnership with Clayton enables thousands of families to work through unprecedented challenges without the added trauma of experiencing homelessness.”
This year, Clayton will provide funding for a series of A Future Begins at Home grants. Fifty Family Promise Affiliates will receive grants for prevention and shelter diversion, and 30 will be awarded stabilization and housing grants. Combined, the 80 Affiliates will aim to serve more than 2,000 families, including 4,000 children, in 2023. Clayton will also donate two more Clayton Built® homes to be used as transitional housing. Affiliates receiving home donations 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 site-built homes and off-site built housing. In 2022, Clayton built 62,620 homes across the country. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.
ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE
Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988, Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness. Comprised of approximately 200 Affiliates, Family Promise’s innovative approach tackles the range of issues that can lead to poverty and homelessness to help families achieve lasting independence. The organization has served more than one million individuals since its founding. For more information, visit familypromise.org.