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Clayton® Donates New Home to Family Promise to Launch a New Local Program for Texas Families Recovering from Homelessness

Family Promise of Grayson will use the new Clayton Built® home to start a transitional housing program aimed at helping countless families for decades

December 21, 2021

SHERMAN, TX – December 21, 2021 — Clayton, a leader in off-site built housing, is donating a new Clayton Built® home to Family Promise®, a national nonprofit aimed at preventing family homelessness. The donation, part of a larger partnership between Clayton and Family Promise, A Future Begins at Home, will be used by Family Promise of Grayson County to help area families facing homelessness.


The new home will be used as transitional housing, which is a temporary accommodation aimed at bridging the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, case management, and in some cases, education and training. With this home, Family Promise of Grayson County will launch its transitional housing program. Since they began serving guests in May 2018, Family Promise of Grayson County has served 71 families facing or experiencing homelessness, including 168 children, and this home will increase that impact.


“No child deserves to be homeless, and it is part of our mission to empower Grayson County families to end child homelessness.” said Leigh Walker, Family Promise of Grayson County Executive Director. “This home donation from Clayton allows us to help even more families and children each year to ensure they have a place to call home while they look for permanent housing.”


The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has several features that come in every Clayton Built® house, such as an ecobee smart thermostat®, SmartComfort® by Carrier furnace, Duracraft® cabinets and more. It is also equipped with Clayton’s Energy Smart® home package, which includes energy efficient appliances, increased insulation and energy efficient windows to help with future savings.


The home was built by TRU Homes® in Belton, TX while Clayton Homes of Denison, TX, a retail home center, partnered with Family Promise of Grayson County to complete site construction for the home.


“It is part of our mission as a company to be a force for good in our community,” said Jason Garcia, Clayton Homes of Denison, TX General Manager. “I am proud of each of our local team members who helped complete this home that will assist families here for decades to come, truly opening doors to a better life.”


This home is the third and final home donation of the year and marks the 12th home donation overall in the partnership. It is also the third home Clayton has donated to Family Promise in the state of Texas since 2018.


Visit the Clayton Social Responsibility Page to find out more information about Clayton’s efforts to build a better tomorrow.



About Clayton
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 claytonhomes.com.


CrossMod Homes built by Clayton meet the CrossMod specifications established by the Manufactured Housing Institute. CrossMod™ 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 ago, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs. Learn more at FamilyPromise.org.