Jim Chapman Communities’ 55+ Home Is Top Draw at 2017 IBS

Posted on: February 6th, 2017

Show Home Will Benefit Georgia’s Family Promise of Hall County

During the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), held in Orlando from January 10-12, many builders and associates visited Jim Chapman Communities’ 55+ Show Home in the Professional Builder Show Village.

55+ Show Home

The 1,871 sq. ft. active-adult-styled single family home showcased features that allow baby boomers to comfortably age in place: single-level living, extra-wide hallways and doorways, shower stalls, an open flexible floorplan, energy efficiency and low maintenance exteriors. Visitors also appreciated the covered porch, deck and multi-slider doors, bringing the outdoors in.

Donate to Georgia Non-Profit

Though designed with 55+ homeowners in mind, Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities, will donate this brand-new 3-bedroom, 2 bath home, “The Chapman,” to Family Promise of Hall County at one-half of the home’s cost of construction. Family Promise works to end the cycle of family homelessness.

“I contacted HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, to see where this home would do the most good,” says Chapman. “This house will offer families a great new start. We, in close cooperation with the many vendors and suppliers who provided goods and materials for this IBS show home, are honored to play a part in helping to end the cycle of family homelessness.” HomeAid Atlanta is a non-profit that works with homeless service providers and the building industry to build and renovate homes for families experiencing temporary homelessness.

The show home, a well-crafted modular home by Nationwide Custom Homes, comes fully furnished with all appliances and fixtures. In Hall County, this home would be listed for approximately $300,000. This will be the third home in Family Promise’s Next Step Program and will be called the Spring Street Home.

About HomeAid Atlanta:
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as community building industry organizations, to assist people experiencing temporary homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 60 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.

About Family Promise’s Next Step Program:

The Next Step Program provides affordable housing opportunities to graduates of the Family Promise program. There is an affordable housing crisis in Hall County and it is the number one obstacle to long-term success. By providing low-rent housing options for eligible families, the likelihood that they will achieve long-term success increases greatly.

Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director

Family Promise of Hall County



from left to right:

At IBS: Susan Blen, Stewardship Director, HomeAid America, Jim Chapman, President, Jim Chapman Communities, Mandy Crater, Executive Director, HomeAid Atlanta, Peter Simons, Chief Executive Officer, HomeAid America, Robin Keesal-Arnett, Chapter Development Director, HomeAid America


‘The Chapman’ at Professional Builder Show Village, IBS – January 2017, final destination: Family Promise of Hall County, Georgia