Social Responsibility

Clayton and Operation Hope Partnership

Empowering People on a Path to Homeownership

March 25, 2024

At Clayton, we believe homeownership can improve lives for individuals and families across the U.S. Our philanthropy efforts help families achieve housing stability through partnerships that focus on attainable, quality home solutions, advocacy and education, and financial literacy. Since 2022, Clayton has partnered with Operation HOPE, a national organization that equips people with the financial tools and education and empowers them on their path to financial literacy. Operation HOPE believes “Silver Rights” and financial literacy for all go hand in hand with homeownership to help families build generational wealth and strengthen communities more broadly.

Many individuals and families across the country feel that homeownership, a fundamental piece of the American dream, is out of reach. Operation HOPE’s HOPE Inside® Homeownership Program empowers individuals and families to become homeowners. The program provides workshops, one-on-one coaching and other educational resources, which help clients overcome common barriers to homeownership such as bad credit, lack of down payment, existing debt, and money management challenges.

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During the pandemic, Operation HOPE found new success by offering online resources and counseling services, which increased accessibility and engaged more individuals. Clayton’s partnership with Operation HOPE will continue to increase the impact of the HOPE Inside Homeownership Program by broadening HOPE's coaching network and implementing a digital platform to reach more people.

“Our partnership with Clayton enables Operation HOPE to equip even more American families with the financial tools and education to secure a better future through homeownership, a critical component to building wealth for generations to come,” said Brian Betts, President and Chief Financial Officer at Operation HOPE.

With Clayton's support, in 2023 Operation HOPE’s Hope Inside® Homeownership Program empowered more than 5,800 people with homeownership services and resources, helping 467 clients receive home loan approvals.

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