Atlanta’s Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman Fine Homes, has been invited by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder Magazine to exhibit an active-adult-styled single family home at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), held in Orlando from January 10-12, 2017.
Through HomeAid Atlanta, and in close cooperation with many vendors and suppliers who are also part of this IBS show home by providing goods and materials, Chapman has decided to donate this brand new home to Family Promise of Hall County, one of nine Family Promise affiliates in the greater Atlanta area working to end the cycle of family homelessness, at one-half of the home’s cost of construction.
The showhome, a well-crafted modular home by Nationwide Custom Homes, comes fully furnished with all appliances and fixtures, and will highlight the latest design and construction features available to today’s builders. In Hall County, this home would be listed for approximately $300,000.
“First, I contacted HomeAid Atlanta to get their expert advice and make sure that our contribution of this turn-key house would benefit the most people,” says Chapman. HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of theGreater Atlanta Home Builders Association, is a nonprofit organization that works with homeless service providers and the building industry to build and renovate homes for families and individuals experiencing temporary homelessness.
“They put us in touch with Family Promise of Hall County, and I am honored to be part of the solution to help homeless children and their families regain stability in their lives,” notes Chapman, himself a father of two young children.
This will be the third home in Family Promise’s Next Step Program and will be called the Spring Street Home. The homes are used by Family Promise of Hall County as transitional homes in the organization’s 90-day program that provides advisement, advocacy, and accountability for families seeking independence.
To realize the Spring Street Home, Family Promise has started a two-month fundraising campaign to quickly raise the monies needed to prepare the lot and pour the foundation for the new home. “To be able to use this magnificent donation by Jim Chapman Communities and friends, we need $100,000 by the end of the year so that the house can be moved here right after IBS is over. We would love to welcome our first family ‘home’ in January 2017,” says Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director of Family Promise of Hall County.
About Jim Chapman:
“Building Trust. Building Futures.”
Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native, started his own custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998 after earning an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2005, he began to also build and develop an active adult portfolio under the brand of Jim Chapman Communities. Currently, he is building under both brands throughout Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding and Douglas counties. His design partner, mentor and father, Jim Chapman Sr., is a well-known Atlanta architect.