A partnership focused on preventing families from experiencing homelessness and stabilizing them long-term is changing the future for children in America. Clayton, national builder of off-site and site-built homes, recently donated a new home to Family Promise of Baldwin County in Summerdale, AL, marking the tenth home Clayton has donated to Family Promise in the last three years.
“We are excited to donate our tenth home to Family Promise to help build a better tomorrow in the communities we serve,” said Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton. “By providing a home for families to use while they prepare for permanent housing, this donation helps local families get one step closer to housing stability and a place to call their own.”
The new off-site Clayton Built® home will be used as transitional housing for area families experiencing homelessness and will be placed beside the nonprofit’s day center. Transitional housing is a supportive and temporary option aimed at bridging the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, case management, and in some cases, education and training.
“This donation is very exciting because it doubles the current impact of our transitional housing program,” said Beth Biggs, executive director of Family Promise of Baldwin County. “We are thrilled to be able to place this home right next to our day center, offering a safe space for families and providing them with additional assistance as they work toward stability.”
This donation expands the transitional housing program to two homes for Family Promise of Baldwin County. Over the last year, Family Promise of Baldwin County has served 69 families at risk of homelessness, including 152 children. The new home will help several families each year. The event was covered by local stations WKRG and WEAR.
The home donations is part of a larger national partnership between Clayton and Family Promise, which works toward ending and preventing family homelessness. Through A Future Begins at Home, Clayton and Family Promise provide educational outreach and resource development, comprehensive case management, support services, and affordable housing solutions for graduate families, such as off-site built housing and transitional housing.