‘I’m so grateful for what I’ve been able to do’: KYLE JENNER HOUSE founder on helping others relocate
(AP) For Kylie Jenner, the house she built for her two daughters and their families in her hometown of Kansas City, Mo., was an unlikely home.
The former CEO of the housing network ConnectHome had recently been hit with a class-action lawsuit for not paying her $1.5 million mortgage.
Jenner says she was surprised to learn she would not be able to use her home for another 18 months.
She is still searching for a place to live, and has been unable to find a suitable place to raise her children.
“I’ve been looking for something that’s really close to home and I haven’t found it,” Jenner said.
“We have to find out where we are, how to get there, how much we have to pay for everything.
I feel like I’m being taken advantage of.”
Jenner’s home was built in the 1930s.
But she says she has never seen a home like it.
“It was so far from the suburbs, it was so different from anything that I’d seen,” she said.
When Jenner was 16, her mother died and she had to move into a temporary shelter with other family members.
She and her mother had lived in a shelter for five years before moving in together.
“When my mother passed, I had to go to her house,” Jenova said.
Jenova’s daughter, Kylie, says the building was more than a shelter, it also was a place of support.
“They were just kind of supportive, like a support system, kind of like family,” she added.
“She made sure that I was always doing good, because she was the only one I had.”
Jenova says she did her best to make sure she was doing the best for Kylie.
“So when Kylie’s health started to deteriorate, she said, ‘I don’t want you to have to go through this again,'” Jenova recalled.
“Because I had already had to deal with it before.”
When Kylie was older, she says, she wanted to help her mother.
She remembers when Kyles mom would visit her, they would spend time together.
Jenovas daughter said Kylie helped her mom with things like cooking, cleaning and shopping.
She said Kyles daughter was also a great role model.
“Kylie was a really smart girl,” Kyles mother said.
Kyles family was also able to make the transition, Jenova recalls.
“My daughter really became part of the community.”
Kyles parents were married for 45 years, but Kyles death in 2017 left Jenova and her family without a living relative.
She says the house is still home to her family and they continue to live there with their son, Alex.
“The community has been amazing,” she explained.
“This is like a big family.”