Ken Kruze

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Youth In Need


On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Rob Muschany, chief development officer of Youth In Need.

The donation will be used to renovate two full bathrooms and one half bath at Youth In Need’s Transitional Living Program group home. The shelter improvements will address health, physical and psychological safety, and security concerns, as well as help enhance the home-like environment for runaway and homeless youth. The Transitional Living Program is a residential program that operates a group home and several independent living program models designed to provide runaway and homeless youth with a continuum of individualized and strength-based services.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.