Inland Empire, Calif. – April 2018 – Lennar, HomeAid and a handful of contributors and trade partners celebrated a special dedication ceremony where a new Lennar home was donated to Project Independence. Project Independence is a program by Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services designed to help former foster youth or disadvantaged young adults transition into an independent adulthood. The Honor Home is the final phase of the program and serves as an acknowledgement to the young adults who have successfully met all milestones in the program and are on the journey toward self-sufficiency.
“Project Independence is such a great program that we’re thrilled to be a part of, along with the contributions from many other trade partners in the industry that we couldn’t have finished this home without,” said Tara Conklin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Inland. “We were able to build one of our most popular Next Gen® home designs for the project, with slight modifications that enhance its ability to meet the project’s needs.”
The Honor Home provides a living space for five young adults and one live-in mentor. As residents, these young adults live in the home for a flexible amount of time depending on the resident’s needs. To be considered for selection, each young adult must be a current resident within Project Independence in good standing, demonstrate a history of maintaining employment and meeting budget requirements and have completed their high school or GED requirements. Most residents are expected to complete the final phase of the program after two years.
Located in Murrieta, Lennar built a modified version of their popular 4121 Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® design. Featuring an attached private suite with a kitchenette, living room, two bedrooms, full bathroom and private entrance, the Next Gen® suite will function as the perfect space for the live-in mentor. The main home features five additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms for each of the young adults – along with a spacious loft equipped with a couch, television and table tennis.
Lennar utilized the help of many other consultants and trade partners to complete the project, such as David Neault & Associates, SB&O, Inc., GeoSoils, Inc., Kevin L. Crook Architect, Inc., Gouvis Engineering, Rick Mauer Title 24, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Inc., Gateway Concrete, American Landscape, Anaheim Stone Works, Blake Roofing, Inc., Builder’s Termite, Champion Windows, Fenceworks, Fiber Care Baths, GE Appliances, Good News Charitable Foundation, Grove Lumber, Imasonry, JBS Plastering, JC Concrete, Joseph Holt Plastering, Larry Methvin Installation, Leonard Roofing Inc., Next Level, OC Hills, Ortega Construction, Pacific Production Plumbing, PCS Professional Cabinet Solutions, Preferred Telecom, Prestige Construction, Reliable Wholesale Lumber, Schamber Electric, So Cal Framing, So Cal West Coast Electric, South Coast Stairs, Spates Fabricators, True Air Mechanical, Truteam, Up on the Roof, Inc., Valley Pacific Concrete, Verengo Solar Plus, Vintage Design, Walters Wholesale Lighting, West Coast Drywall & Paint, Weyrick Companies and Xtreme Cleanup.
Additional Honor Home contributors include Brad & Kelli Neet, Deluz Women’s Club, Exit Alliance Realty, Greg & Cynthia McGuff, HomeAid Inland Empire, In Memory of Jamie Lynn Fullmer, In-n-Out Burger Foundation, Jerry Konchar & Julie Ngo, Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation, Murrieta Development, Inc., Pechanga Resort & Casino and Southwest Health Care System Aux.
Learn more about the Honor Home and Project Independence by visiting http://4kidsfirst.org/project-independence/.
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of Lennar’s homes and others. Lennar’s Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Previous press releases and further information about Lennar may be obtained at the “Investor Relations” section of Lennar’s website, www.lennar.com