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

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.

May 14, 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, providing 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 a 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, which 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 more than $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:

Family Promise in Anoka County, MN
Family Promise Metrowest, MA
Family Promise of Berks County, PA
Family Promise of Blount County, TN
Family Promise of Bradley County, TN
Family Promise of Butler County, OH
Family Promise of Cheyenne, WY
Family Promise of Clark County, WA
Family Promise of Collin County, TX
Family Promise of Genesee County, MI
Family Promise of Greater Helena, MT
Family Promise of Greater Roanoke, VA
Family Promise of Jacksonville, FL
Family Promise of Lake Houston, TX
Family Promise of Laurens County, SC
Family Promise of Lehigh Valley, PA
Family Promise of Linn County, IA
Family Promise of Sacramento, CA
Family Promise of Sarasota, FL
Family Promise of Southern Chester County, PA
Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire, NH
Family Promise of the South Bay, CA
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley, OR
Family Promise of Waukesha County, WI
Family Promise Salt Lake, UT
Fort Bend Family Promise, TX

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

About Clayton
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness® through homeownership. A Berkshire Hathaway company, Clayton is a leading single-family, values-driven home builder dedicated to attainable housing, sustainable practices, and creating a world-class experience for customers and team members. The company’s portfolio includes a comprehensive range of site-built, modern manufactured, Tiny, CrossMod® and modular housing. In 2023, Clayton built more than 52,000 homes across the country. For more information, visit
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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. Learn more at