Venice, FL, April 11, 2022 — Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, has announced that 80 new grants totaling $875,000 will go towards supporting their Affiliate programs thanks to their partnership with Clayton, a national builder of off-site and site-built homes. The grants are part of the national initiative, A Future Begins Home (FBH) – a collaboration between Family Promise and Clayton focused on preventing family homelessness.
Affiliate grants will fund initiatives in Prevention, Shelter Diversion, housing strategies, landlord engagement programs, and Stabilization. The grants, distributed through cycles throughout the year, will keep families in their homes, divert families from emergency shelter into stable housing, create and strengthen bonds with landlords and property managers, and help stabilize families as they continue their independent lives.
Family Promise of South Sarasota County will use its Clayton FBH Landlord Grant to establish a mitigation reserve fund to help families who may otherwise struggle to pay background check fees, application fees and, security deposits for a new unit. Family Promise of South Sarasota County will use its Clayton FBH Prevention Grant to help families who may otherwise struggle to pay late fees, past due rent, and additional costs that may pose a hardship or threat of eviction. Affiliates continue to innovate new strategies to serve families in addition to providing emergency shelter and build programs with lasting impact on their communities.
About Family Promise National
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. For more information, visit www.familypromise.org.
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happiness 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 www.claytonhomes.com.
*CrossMod™ is a trademark of the Manufactured Housing Institute.