CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cornerstone Building Brands, the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, announced today that country music star Tyler Hubbard has been named their Home for Good project ambassador, joining the company in raising awareness of the growing need for safe, affordable housing.
Since it began in 2016, the Home for Good project has provided over $2.8 million in exterior building products, such as windows, siding and accessories to build or remodel over 600 Habitat for Humanity homes in more than 90 communities. Universal Music Group Nashville has been a partner in this critical work since the program’s launch, with Hubbard taking over from five-time entertainer of the year Luke Bryan as ambassador.
“I’m grateful to be part of Cornerstone Building Brands’ Home for Good project and the opportunity to help bring awareness to the shortage of affordable housing in our communities,” said Hubbard, who will be donating his time to the project. “Being a homeowner improves quality of life for so many families and children, so I’m happy to help in any way to ensure more families have a place to call home.”
Research shows that home ownership leads to higher graduation rates, improved health and growth in net family wealth that creates a path out of poverty.1 Rising housing costs and record housing shortages have worsened the affordable housing crisis over the past two years. Soaring housing costs have led to a substantial rise in housing cost burdens for the first time in 10 years. In 2020, 30% of all households had “unaffordable” rent or mortgage payments, defined as exceeding 30% of monthly household income, up 1.5 percent from 2019. In addition, the U.S. now has a deficit of 3.8 million homes, with the greatest supply shortages at low-income price points.2
“Cornerstone Building Brands is committed to improving the communities where we live, work and play. Access to affordable housing is an important component of a strong community. We are proud to donate exterior products that help make Habitat for Humanity homes both beautiful and resilient, while maintaining affordability,” said Rose Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Building Brands, whose portfolio of leading brands includes Simonton Windows, Ply Gem Windows, Mastic Siding and Accessories and American Building Components metal roofing. “We’re excited to partner with Tyler Hubbard to spread the word about the incredible and growing need for affordable housing.”
This year, Cornerstone Building Brands continues its support of Habitat Strong, helping local Habitat organizations in disaster-prone areas build homes with extreme-weather products that are more resistant to natural disasters. Cornerstone Building Brands manufactures an extensive array of exterior fortified products, including impact windows, metal roofing and siding.
About Cornerstone Building Brands
Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products by sales for residential and low-rise non-residential buildings in North America. Headquartered in Cary, N.C., we serve residential and commercial customers across the new construction and repair and remodel markets. Our market-leading portfolio of products spans vinyl windows, vinyl siding, stone veneer, metal roofing, metal wall systems and metal accessories. Cornerstone Building Brands’ broad, multichannel distribution platform and expansive national footprint includes more than 20,000 employees at manufacturing, distribution and office locations throughout North America. Corporate stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility are embedded in our culture. We are committed to contributing positively to the communities where we live, work and play. For more information, visit us at www.cornerstonebuildingbrands.com.
About Tyler Hubbard
Tyler Hubbard's face and name are familiar - and his voice is a staple on country music radio. With 19 No. 1 singles, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a performer and songwriter as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line, and now Hubbard is ready to tackle the next phase of his career, releasing his first solo album.
The Georgia-native and prolific songwriter, who has over 60 cuts from a diverse set of stars like Jason Aldean and Kane Brown, among others, has written an extensive catalogue of songs as he works towards his debut solo release on EMI Nashville. For the new album, Hubbard wrote on every song and teamed up with some of Nashville’s most prominent hitmakers. The project, which Hubbard co-produced with Jordan Schmidt, will showcase Hubbard’s unique talents as well as continue to establish him as a powerhouse in country music. Hubbard’s debut solo single, “5 Foot 9,” which Billboard calls a “promising introduction to Hubbard’s solo music,” and MusicRow says is the “soundtrack song for summer,” has over 63M global streams. The song quickly moved inside the Top 50 on the streaming chart in its first four weeks of release and is solidly inside the Top 20 at radio.
Based in Nashville, TN, Hubbard is dedicated to healthy living and is passionate about travel and charity, supporting various Nashville charities, as well as global conservation organizations.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit housing organization that works to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.
1 Habitat for Humanity
2 Habitat for Humanity (https://www.habitat.org/costofhome/2022-state-nations-housing-report-lack-affordable-housing)