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					Exhibit 10.23 KB HOME CHANGE IN CONTROL SEVERANCE PLAN KB HOME, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), has adopted this Change in Control Severance Plan (the "Plan"), effective as of October 4, 2001, for the benefit of certain key employees of the Company. The purposes of the Plan are as follows: (1) To reinforce and encourage the continued attention and dedication of members of the Company's management to their assigned duties without the distraction arising from the possibility of a change in control of the Company; (2) To enable and encourage the Company's management to focus their attention on obtaining the best possible deal for the Company's shareholders and to make an independent evaluation of all possible transactions, without being diverted by their personal concerns regarding the possible impact of various transactions on the security of their jobs and benefits; and (3) To provide severance benefits to any Participant (as defined below) who incurs a termination of employment under the circumstances described herein within a certain period following a Change in Control (as defined below). 1. DEFINED TERMS. For purposes of the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below: (A) "Act" shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time. (B) "Affiliate" shall have the meaning set forth in Rule 12b-2 promulgated under Section 12 of the Act. (C) "Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company. (D) "Cause" shall mean (i) acts of fraud or misappropriation committed by the Participant and intended to result in substantial personal enrichment at the expense of the Company or (ii) repeated violations by the Participant of the Participant's obligations to the Company which are demonstrably willful and deliberate and which result in material injury to the Company; provided that, in each case, the Participant has received written notice of the described activity, has been afforded a period of 20 days to cure or correct the activity described in the notice, and has failed to cure, correct or cease the activity, as appropriate.

(E) A "Change in Control" shall mean any change in control of the Company of a nature that would be required to be reported in response to Item 1(a) of the Current Report on Form 10-K, as in effect on the Effective Date, pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act; provided that, without limitation, such a "Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred if: (i) a third person, including a "group" as such term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Act, becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company's outstanding voting securities ordinarily having the right to vote for the election of directors of the Company, unless such acquisition of beneficial ownership is approved by a majority of the Incumbent Board (as such term is defined in clause (ii) below); or (ii) individuals who, as of the date hereof, constitute the Board (the "Incumbent Board") cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board, provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to the date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by the Company's shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least three-quarters of the directors comprising the Incumbent Board (other than an election or nomination of an

individual whose initial assumption of office is in connection with an actual or threatened election contest relating to the election of the Directors of the Company, as such terms are used in Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Act) shall be, for purposes of this provision, considered as though such person were a member of the Incumbent Board. (F) "Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. (G) "Committee" shall mean the committee responsible for administering the Plan, as described in Section 3 hereof. (H) "Company" shall mean KB HOME, a Delaware corporation, and, except in determining under Section 1(E) hereof whether or not any Change in Control of the Company has occurred, shall include any successor to its business and/or assets. (I) "Disability" shall mean the Participant's incapacity due to physical or mental illness to perform his or her fulltime duties with the Company for a continuous period of three months or an aggregate of six months in any eighteen-month period. (J) "Good Reason" shall mean, without the consent of the Participant, (i) any changes in the duties and responsibilities of the Participant which are materially inconsistent with the duties and responsibilities of the Participant within the Company immediately prior to the Change in Control, (ii) any reduction of the Participant's salary, aggregate incentive compensation opportunities (excluding any reduction in incentive compensation awards due to

the economic performance of the Company) or aggregate benefits, (iii) any required relocation of the Participant's office beyond a 50 mile radius from the location of the Participant's office immediately prior to the Change in Control, (iv) any failure by the Company to obtain the assumption of the Plan by a successor of the Company, or (v) the Company's requiring the Participant to travel materially in excess of the Participant's business travel obligations prior to the Change in Control. (K) "Participants" shall mean those persons who are expressly designated in writing by the Committee from time to time and identified as "Group A Participants" or "Group B Participants," as the case may be. (L) "Protected Period" shall mean the period beginning on the date of a Change in Control and ending on the date which is eighteen months after the date of such Change in Control. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN. The effective date of the Plan shall be October 4, 2001 (the "Effective Date"). The Plan shall remain in effect until the earlier of (i) such time as the Company has discharged all of its obligations hereunder, or (ii) the date of the termination of the Plan pursuant to Section 10.3 hereof. 3. ADMINISTRATION. (A) Prior to the date of a Change in Control, the Plan shall be interpreted, administered and operated by the Personnel, Compensation and Stock Plan Committee of the Board; on and after the date of a Change in Control, the Plan shall be interpreted, administered and operated by a committee appointed by a committee of individuals appointed by the Personnel, Compensation and Stock Plan Committee of the Board as such Committee is constituted immediately prior to the Change in Control. In each case, subject to the terms of the Plan, the Committee shall have complete authority, in its sole discretion subject to the express provisions of the Plan, to determine who shall be a Participant, to interpret the Plan, to prescribe, amend and rescind rules and regulations relating to it, and to make all other determinations necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may delegate any of its duties hereunder to such person or persons from time to time as it may designate. (B) All expenses and liabilities which members of the Committee incur in connection with the administration of the Plan shall be borne by the Company. The Committee may employ attorneys, consultants, accountants, appraisers, brokers, or other persons, and the Committee, the Company and the Company's officers and

directors shall be entitled to rely upon the advice, opinions or valuations of any such persons. No member of the Committee or the Board shall be personally liable for any action, determination or interpretation made in good faith with respect

to the Plan, and all members of the Committee shall be fully protected by the Company in respect of any such action, determination or interpretation. 4. BENEFITS PROVIDED. 4.1 Termination After Change in Control. Subject to Section 4.2 hereof, if a Participant's employment with the Company is terminated during the Protected Period (a) by the Company other than for Cause or Disability, or (b) by the Participant for Good Reason, the Company shall, in lieu of any other severance payments or benefits payable by the Company to the Participant (except as otherwise expressly provided in a written agreement between the Company and the Participant that such severance payments or benefits are to be paid in addition to any payment or benefit described herein), pay to each Participant within ten (10) business days after the Participant's Date of Termination a severance payment (the "Severance Payment") in an amount determined as follows: (i) in the case of each Group A Participant, a lump sum payment in an amount equal to two (2) times the sum of the Participant's average annual base salary and the Participant's average actual annual cash bonus under the Company's incentive compensation plan, in each case, for the three fiscal years prior to the fiscal year in which the Change in Control occurs and (ii) in the case of each Group B Participant, a lump sum payment in an amount equal to one (1) times the sum of the Participant's average annual base salary and the Participant's average actual annual cash bonus under the Company's Incentive Compensation Plan, in each case, for the three fiscal years prior to the fiscal year in which the Change in Control occurs. In addition, notwithstanding any provisions of the Company's stock option plans, incentive plans, or other similar plans, all outstanding options, if any, granted to a Participant under any of the Company's stock option plans, incentive plans, or other similar plans (or options substituted therefor covering the stock of a successor corporation) shall become fully vested and exercisable upon a "Change in Control" or "Change of Ownership," as such terms are defined in the applicable plan or agreement thereunder, as to all shares of stock covered thereby, and the restricted period with respect to any restricted stock or any other equity award granted to a Participant thereunder shall lapse immediately upon such "Change in Control" or Change of Ownership." In addition, notwithstanding any provisions of the Company's Death Benefit Only Life Insurance Plan, each Participant's interest in such plan shall become fully vested upon a Change in Control. The Severance Payment and other benefits described herein shall be conditioned upon the execution by the Participant of the Company's standard form general release. 4.2 Section 280G. (A) Notwithstanding anything in this Plan to the contrary, in the event that it shall be determined that any payment or benefit to a Group A Participant, whether pursuant to the terms of this Plan or otherwise (a "Payment"), would constitute an "excess parachute payment" within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code, the Group A Participant shall be paid an additional amount (a "Gross-Up Payment") such that the net amount retained by the Group A Participant after deduction of any excise tax imposed under Section 4999 of the Code, and any federal, state and local income and employment taxes and excise tax, including

any interest and penalties with respect thereto, imposed upon the Gross-Up Payment shall be equal to the Payment. For purposes of determining the amount of the Gross-Up Payment, the Group A Participant shall be deemed to pay federal income tax and employment taxes at the highest marginal rate of federal income and employment taxation in the calendar year in which the Gross-Up Payment is to be made and state and local income taxes at the highest marginal rate of taxation in the state and locality of the Group A Participant's residence on the date the Payment is made, net of the reduction in federal income taxes that the Group A Participant may obtain from the deduction of such state and local income taxes. Group B Participants shall not be eligible to receive a Gross-Up Payment under this Plan. (B) All determinations to be made under this Section 4.2 shall be made by the Company's independent public accountant immediately prior to the date the Payment is made (the "Accounting Firm"), which firm shall provide its determinations and any supporting calculations and workpapers both to the Company and the Group A Participant within ten (10) days of such date. Any such determination by the Accounting Firm shall be binding upon the Company and the Group A Participant. Within five days after receipt of the Accounting Firm's

upon the Company and the Group A Participant. Within five days after receipt of the Accounting Firm's determination, the Company shall pay to the Group A Participant the Gross-Up Payment determined by the Accounting Firm. (C) In the event that upon any audit by the Internal Revenue Service, or by a state or local taxing authority, of a Payment or Gross-Up Payment, a change is finally determined to be required in the amount of taxes paid by the Group A Participant, appropriate adjustments shall be made under this Section 4.2 such that the net amount which is payable to the Group A Participant after taking into account the provisions of Section 4999 of the Code and any interest and penalties shall reflect the intent of the parties as expressed in paragraph (A) of this Section 4.2, in the manner determined by the Accounting Firm. The Group A Participant shall notify the Company in writing of any claim by the Internal Revenue Service that, if successful, would require the payment by the Company of a Gross-Up Payment. Such notification shall be given as soon as practicable but no later than ten (10) business days after the Group A Participant is informed in writing of such claim and shall apprise the Company of the nature of such claim and the date on which such claim is requested to be paid. The Group A Participant shall not pay such claim prior to the expiration of the 30-day period following the date on which it gives such notice to the Company (or such shorter period ending on the date that any payment of taxes with respect to such claim is due). If the Company notifies the Group A Participant in writing prior to the expiration of such period that it desires to contest such claim, the Group A Participant shall: (i) give the Company any information reasonably requested by the Company relating to such claim; (ii) take such action in connection with contesting such claim as the Company shall reasonably request in writing from time to time, including, without limitation, accepting legal representation with respect to such claim by an attorney reasonably selected by the Company; (iii) cooperate with the Company in good faith in order effectively to contest such claim; and (iv) permit the Company to participate in any proceedings relating to such claim; provided, however, that the Company shall bear and pay directly all costs and expenses (including additional interest and

penalties) incurred in connection with such contest and shall indemnify and hold the Group A Participant harmless, on an after-tax basis, for any excise tax or income tax (including interest and penalties with respect thereto) imposed as a result of such representation and payment of costs and expenses. Without limitation on the foregoing provisions of this Section 4.2, the Company shall control all proceedings taken in connection with such contest and, at its sole option, may pursue or forgo any and all administrative appeals, proceedings, hearings and conferences with the taxing authority in respect of such claim and may contest the claim in any permissible manner, and the Group A Participant agrees to prosecute such contest to a determination before any administrative tribunal, in a court of initial jurisdiction and in one or more appellate courts, as the Company shall determine. The Company's control of the contest shall be limited to issues with respect to which a Gross-Up Payment would be payable hereunder and the Group A Participant shall be entitled to settle or contest, as the case may be, any other issue raised by the Internal Revenue Service or any other taxing authority. (D) All of the fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm in performing the determinations referred to in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this Section 4.2 shall be borne solely by the Company. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Accounting Firm from any and all claims, damages and expenses resulting from or relating to its determinations pursuant to paragraphs (B) and (C) of this Section 4.2, except for claims, damages or expenses resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Accounting Firm. 5. TERMINATION PROCEDURES. 5.1 Notice of Termination. Any purported termination of a Participant's employment following a Change in Control (other than by reason of death) shall be communicated by written Notice of Termination from one party to the other party in accordance with Section 8 hereof. For purposes of this Plan, a "Notice of Termination" shall mean a notice which shall indicate the specific termination provision in this Plan relied upon and shall set forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of the Participant's employment under the provision so indicated. Further, no termination for Cause shall be effective without (i) reasonable notice to the Participant setting forth the reasons for the Company's intention to terminate, and (ii) an opportunity for the Participant to cure or correct any such breach within twenty (20) days after receipt of such notice. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, no termination for Good Reason shall be effective unless (i) the Participant has delivered to the Company a Notice of Termination in accordance with this Section 5.1 within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the event or circumstance which constitutes Good Reason under Section

1(J) hereof, and (ii) the Company has been afforded an opportunity to cure or correct such event or circumstance within twenty (20) days after receipt of such notice. 5.2 Date of Termination. "Date of Termination," with respect to any purported termination of a Participant's employment (other than by reason of the Participant's death or

Disability), shall mean the date specified in the Notice of Termination (which shall be within thirty (30) days from the date such Notice of Termination is given). 5.3 Covenants. The Participant agrees that, in order for the Participant to be eligible to receive the Severance Payment and other benefits described herein, the Participant must comply with the covenants set forth in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this Section 5.3. In the event that a Participant breaches or violates any provision of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this Section 5.3, the Participant shall forfeit any right and interest of the Participant to receive any Severance Payment or other benefit described herein and the Participant shall promptly refund to the Company all payments received under Section 4.1. (A) The Participant hereby agrees that, upon termination of the Participant's employment with the Company, the Participant shall not discuss or use any confidential and/or secret information of a proprietary nature which is not otherwise publicly available. (B) The Participant hereby agrees that, for a period commencing on the Date of Termination and terminating on the first anniversary thereof, the Participant shall not, either on the Participant's own account or jointly with or as a manager, agent, officer, employee, consultant, partner, joint venturer, owner or shareholder or otherwise on behalf of any other person, firm or corporation, directly or indirectly solicit or attempt to solicit away from the Company any of its officers or employees; provided, however, that a general advertisement to which an employee of the Company responds shall in no event be deemed to result in a breach of this Section 5.3(B). 6. NO MITIGATION. The Company agrees that, in order for a Participant to be eligible to receive the Severance Payment and other benefits described herein, the Participant is not required to seek other employment or to attempt in any way to reduce any amounts payable to the Participant by the Company pursuant to Section 4 hereof. Further, the amount of any payment or benefit provided for in this Plan hereof shall not be reduced by any compensation or income earned by the Participant as the result of employment by another employer or selfemployment, by retirement benefits, by offset against any amount claimed to be owed by the Participant to the Company, or otherwise. 7. SUCCESSORS. 7.1 (A) The Company shall require any successor (whether direct or indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company to expressly assume this Plan and all obligations of the Company hereunder in the same manner and to the same extent that the Company would be so obligated if no such succession had taken place.

(B) This Plan shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon the Company, its successors and assigns, but without the prior written consent of the Participants this Plan may not be assigned other than in connection with the merger or sale of substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company or similar transaction in which the successor or assignee assumes (whether by operation of law or express assumption) all obligations of the Company hereunder. 7.2 This Plan shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Participant's personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors, heirs, distributees, devisees, legatees or other beneficiaries. If a Participant shall die while any amount would still be payable to such Participant hereunder (other than amounts which, by their terms, terminate upon the death of the Participant) if such Participant had continued to live, all such amounts, unless otherwise provided herein, shall be paid in accordance with the terms of this Plan to the executors, personal representatives or administrators of such Participant's estate. 8. NOTICES. For the purpose of this Plan, notices and all other communications provided for in the Plan shall be

8. NOTICES. For the purpose of this Plan, notices and all other communications provided for in the Plan shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered or mailed by United States registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed, if to a Participant, to the address on file with the Company and, if to the Company, to the address set forth below, or to such other address as either party may have furnished to the other in writing in accordance herewith, except that notice of change of address shall be effective only upon actual receipt: To the Company: KB Home 10990 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90024 Attention: Senior Vice President, Human Resources 9. CLAIMS PROCEDURES; EXPENSES. 9.1 Claim for Benefits. A Participant may file with the Committee a written claim for benefits under the Plan if the Participant believes that the Company has not paid the Participant all amounts due under the Plan. The Committee shall, within a reasonable time not to exceed ninety (90) days, unless special circumstances require an extension of time of not more than an additional ninety (90) days (in which event a Participant will be notified of the delay during the first ninety (90) day period), provide adequate notice in writing to any Participant whose claim for benefits shall have been denied, setting forth the following in a manner calculated to be understood by the Participant: (i) the specific reason or reasons for the denial; (ii) specific reference to the provision or provisions of the Plan on which the denial is based; (iii) a description of any additional material or information required to perfect the claim, and an

explanation of why such material or information is necessary; and (iv) information as to the steps to be taken in order that the denial of the claim may be reviewed. If written notice of the denial of a claim has not been furnished to a Participant, and such claim has not been granted within the time prescribed in this Section 9.1 (including any applicable extension), the claim for benefits shall be deemed denied. 9.2 Appeal of Denial. (A) A Participant whose claim for benefits shall have been denied in whole or in part, may, within sixty (60) days from either the receipt of the denial of the claim or from the time the claim is deemed denied (unless the notice of denial grants a longer period within which to respond), appeal such denial to Committee. In the event of a claim, the Participant may, upon request, at this time review documents pertinent to his claim and may submit written issues and comments. (B) The Committee shall notify a Participant of its decision within sixty (60) days after an appeal is received, unless special circumstances require an extension of time of not more than an additional sixty (60) days (in which event a Participant will be notified of the delay during the first sixty (60) day period). Such decision shall be given in writing in a manner calculated to be understood by the Participant and shall include the following: (i) specific reasons for the decision; and (ii) specific reference to the provision or provisions of the Plan on which the decision is based. 9.3 Expenses, Legal Fees. If a Participant commences a legal action to enforce any of the obligations of the Company under this Plan and it is ultimately determined that the Participant is entitled to any payments or benefits under this Plan, the Company shall pay the Participant the amount necessary to reimburse the Participant in full for all reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and legal expenses) incurred by the Participant with respect to such action. 10. MISCELLANEOUS. 10.1 No Waiver. No waiver by the Company or any Participant, as the case may be, at any time of any breach by the other party of, or of any lack of compliance with, any condition or provision of this Plan to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time. All other plans, policies and arrangements of the Company in which the Participant participates during the term of this Plan shall be interpreted so as to avoid the duplication of benefits paid hereunder.

10.2 No Right to Employment. Nothing contained in this Plan or any documents relating to the Plan shall (i) confer upon any Participant any right to continue in the employ of the Company or a subsidiary, (ii) constitute any contract or agreement of employment, or (iii) interfere in any way with the right of the Company to terminate the Participant's employment at any time, with or without Cause.

10.3 Termination and Amendment of Plan. Prior to a Change in Control, the Board shall have the right to amend or terminate the Plan and to add or remove Participants from time to time, in its sole and absolute discretion. From and after the date of a Change in Control, the Board shall not have the right to terminate the Plan or amend it any manner which adversely affects the rights of any Participant unless the Company has obtained the prior written consent of each affected Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Plan shall automatically terminate on the date following the termination of the Protected Period, provided that all obligations accrued by Participants prior to such termination of the Plan must be satisfied in full in accordance with the terms hereof. 10.4 Benefits not Assignable. Except as otherwise provided herein or by law, no right or interest of any Participant under the Plan shall be assignable or transferable, in whole or in part, either directly or by operation of law or otherwise, including without limitation by execution, levy, garnishment, attachment, pledge or in any manner; no attempted assignment or transfer thereof shall be effective; and no right or interest of any Participant under the Plan shall be liable for, or subject to, any obligation or liability of such Participant. When a payment is due under this Plan to a Participant who is unable to care for his or her affairs, payment may be made directly to his or her legal guardian or personal representative. 10.5 Tax Withholding. All amounts payable hereunder shall be subject to applicable federal, state and local tax withholding. 10.6 Delaware Law. This Plan shall be construed, interpreted and the rights of the parties determined in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware (without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof), to the extent not preempted by federal law, which shall otherwise control. 10.7. Validity. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Plan shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Plan, which shall remain in full force and effect. If this Plan shall for any reason be or become unenforceable by either party, this Plan shall thereupon terminate and become unenforceable by the other party as well.

EXHIBIT 10.24 KB HOME DEATH BENEFIT ONLY PLAN November 1, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE PURPOSE AND SPECIFICATIONS...................................1 DEFINITIONS..................................................1 PARTICIPATION................................................3 BENEFICIARIES................................................3 PLAN BENEFITS................................................4 ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN...................................5

ARTICLE I ARTICLE II ARTICLE III ARTICLE IV ARTICLE V ARTICLE VI

ARTICLE VII ARTICLE VIII ARTICLE IX

AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION OF PLAN.............................7 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.....................................8 ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS IN THE EVENT OF A CHANGE IN CONTROL.........................10

-iARTICLE I PURPOSE AND SPECIFICATIONS The purpose of this Death Benefit Only Plan (the "Plan") is to provide selected employees of KB Home (the "Company") with an employment benefit similar to term life insurance. The Plan is effective as of November 1, 2001. ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS 2.1 "Affiliated Employer" means any corporation which is a member of a controlled group (as defined in Code Sections 414(b) and 1563(a)) that includes the Company, any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that is under common control (as defined in Code Sections 414(c) and 1563(a)) with the Company, any organization (whether or not incorporated) that is a member of an affiliated service group (as defined in Code Section 414(m)) that includes the Company, and any other entity required to be aggregated with the Company pursuant to Code Section 414(o) and the Regulations thereunder. 2.2 "Basic Benefit" is either $1,000,000 (Tier 1) or $500,000 (Tier 2). 2.3 "Beneficiary" means the person(s) described in Article IV who is entitled to receive benefits under the Plan after the death of a Participant. 2.4 "Change in Control" shall mean any change in control of the Company of a nature that would be required to be reported in response to Item 1(a) of the Current Report on Form 10-K, as in effect on November 1, 2001, pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act"); provided that, without limitation, such a "Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred if: (a) a third person, including a "group" as such term is used in section 13(d)(3) of the Act, becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 20 percent or more of the combined voting power of the Company's outstanding voting securities ordinarily having the right to vote for the election of directors of the Company unless such acquisition of beneficial ownership is approved by a majority of the Incumbent Board (as such term is defined in paragraph (b) below); or (b) individuals who, as of November 1, 2001, constitute the Board (the "Incumbent Board") cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board, provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to November 1, 2001 whose election, or nomination for election by the Company's shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least three-quarters of the directors comprising the Incumbent Board (other than an election or nomination of an individual whose initial assumption of office is in connection with an actual or threatened election contest relating to the election of the Directors of the Company, as such terms are used in Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Act) shall be, for purposes of this Article, considered as though such person were a member of the Incumbent Board. 1 2.5 "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. Reference to any section or subsection of the Code includes reference to any comparable or succeeding provisions of any legislation that amends, supplements or replaces such section or subsection. 2.6 The "Committee" means the Committee with the responsibilities set forth herein. The Committee shall be appointed by the Company, acting through its Chief Executive Officer or a delegate of such officer.

2.7 "Employee" means any individual employed by the Company or an Employer. 2.8 "Employer" means the Company, any Affiliated Employer that adopts the Plan, any predecessor employer named in the Plan, and any successor employer that may adopt the Plan. By its adoption of the Plan an Affiliated Employer agrees to pay whatever payments are necessary under the Plan to provide the benefits promised under the Plan to its current and former Employees and their Beneficiaries. 2.9 "ERISA" means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time. Reference to any section or subsection of ERISA includes reference to any comparable or succeeding provisions of any legislation that amends, supplements or replaces such section or subsection. 2.10 "Participant" means any Employee who participates in this Plan in accordance with Article III. 2.11 "Plan Year" means a calendar year. 2.12 "Supplemental Benefit" means the amount payable in addition to the Basic Benefit in accordance with Article V. 2.13 "Totally Disabled" means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. The permanence and degree of such impairment shall be supported by medical evidence. 2.14 "Vested" means that a Participant has completed (a) 10 Years of Service, including (b) five consecutive Years of Service while a Participant in the Plan. (a) "Years of Service" shall be measured from the date of a Participant's initial employment by the Company and shall continue so long as the Participant is treated as an employee on Company's records. In the case of an Employee who is terminated and rehired, periods of service shall be added together to determine the total Years of Service. The Committee, in its complete discretion, may determine to award additional Years of Service to a Participant. 2 (b) For the purpose of determining Years of Service, employment with any company that is an Affiliated Employer will be included. ARTICLE III PARTICIPATION 3.1 Commencement of Participation. The Committee shall select the Employees who shall participate under the Plan. Employees shall only be eligible for selection if they constitute part of a "select group of management or highly compensated employees" within the meaning of such phrase as it is used in Subtitle B of Title I of ERISA. At the time of selection a Participant shall be selected by the Committee to be eligible for either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 Basic Benefit. Once the Participant has been selected for the initial tier, such selection may not be revoked or modified, except that the Committee may subsequently determine that a Tier 2 Participant may become eligible for a Tier 1 Basic Benefit, which subsequent selection may not be revoked. 3.2 Cessation of Participation. A Participant shall cease to be a Participant, so that his or her Beneficiary shall no longer be entitled to benefits only (a) if the Participant terminates employment before he or she is Vested or (b), in the case of a Participant who is not Vested, the Plan is terminated under the circumstances set forth in Article VII. 3.3 Reinstatement of Former Participant. A former Participant who is reemployed by the Company shall only become a Participant again on the date he or she is reemployed if he or she is affirmatively selected to participate again by the Committee. 3.4 Required Documentation and Related Conditions to Eligibility. In no event shall an Employee become a Participant before filling out all documentation and taking any other steps required by the Committee as a

condition of participating in the Plan. Such steps shall include the filling out of a Life Insurance Consent Card and may include the taking of a physical examination or such other steps as are required as a condition to the Company's purchase of life insurance on the life of the Participant. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Plan, the eligibility of an Employee to participate in the Plan is conditioned on a determination that life insurance on the life of such Participant can be purchased at standard rates. If an Employee cannot be insured at standard rates, then, notwithstanding the initial selection of such Employee (or any subsequent determination that the Participant shall be increased from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 Basic Benefit), the Committee may determine in its complete discretion that the Employee shall not participate in the Plan. ARTICLE IV BENEFICIARIES 4.1 Designation. Each Participant shall have the right to designate, on forms provided by the Committee, a Beneficiary to receive the benefits provided under the Plan in the event of the Participant's death, and shall have the right at any time to revoke such 3 designation or to substitute another such Beneficiary. Any such change shall be effective on the date of written notice from the Participant naming a new or additional Beneficiary. Such notice shall be delivered to the Committee. 4.2 Absence of Valid Designation. If, upon the death of a Participant, there is no valid designation of Beneficiary on file with the Committee, the Committee shall designate the Participant's surviving spouse as Beneficiary, or if there is no surviving spouse, the Participant's estate. ARTICLE V PLAN BENEFITS 5.1 Basic Benefit. In the event of a Participant's death, the Company shall pay the applicable Basic Benefit directly to the Participant's Beneficiary within 90 days after the date of death. 5.2 Supplemental Benefit. The Supplemental Benefit is intended to offset the income tax liability incurred by the Beneficiary as a result of receiving the Basic Benefit and shall be paid by the Company directly to the Participant's Beneficiary concurrently with the payment of the Basic Benefit. The Supplemental Benefit is an attribute of the Basic Benefit, so that, like the Basic Benefit, the right to the Supplemental Benefit cannot be altered to the same extent that the Basic Benefit cannot be altered. The Committee shall determine the amount of the Supplemental Benefit based on the highest combined federal and state net effective income tax rate in effect the year the Basic Benefit is paid. Assuming that the federal rate is X and the state rate is Y, the Supplemental Benefit equals (Basic Benefit divided by Z) minus the Basic Benefit, where Z equals (1-X) times (1-Y). For example, if the Basic Benefit is $1,000,000, X is .4 (i.e., the highest marginal federal tax rate is 40%), and Y is .1 (i.e., the highest marginal state tax rate is 10%), the Supplemental Benefit would be $851,851.85. The state income tax rate shall be based on the state of residence of the beneficiary, as ascertained by the Committee in its sole discretion. In addition, to the extent that the Basic Benefit or Supplemental Benefit is subject to payroll taxes, the Committee may in its complete discretion determine to increase the amount of the Supplemental Benefit by an additional amount up to X. X is an amount equal to such payroll taxes, after taking into account the reduction of X by any federal or state income taxes (computed as described in the first paragraph of this section) or payroll taxes attributable to X. 5.3 Permanent Disability. If a Participant becomes Totally Disabled after completing three Years of Service and such individual remains Totally Disabled at all times until his or her death, the Company shall pay the Basic Benefit and the Supplemental Benefit directly to the former Participant's Beneficiary within 90 days after the date of death; provided, however, that the Basic Benefit shall be determined as of the time the Participant became Totally Disabled.

4 5.4 Certain Limitations. The Company has purchased certain life insurance policies on the lives of Participants. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, no benefits shall be payable under the Plan if death occurs under circumstances such that the policy on the life of a Participant does not pay a full death benefit, as will occur, for example, in the case of suicide within two years after the policy date. ARTICLE VI ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN 6.1 Selection of the Committee There shall be created a "Committee," consisting of one or more members who shall be selected by Company and who shall serve at its pleasure. A Committee member may resign by delivering his or her written resignation to Company or be removed by Company by delivery of written notice of removal, to take effect on the date specified therein. Vacancies due to resignation, death, removal or other causes shall be filled promptly by Company. The Trustee may rely on the latest certification as to the membership of the Committee. At the direction of Company, each member of the Committee shall be bonded in accordance with Section 412 of ERISA. 6.2 Action by the Committee A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum, and any action by the majority present at a meeting at which a quorum is present, or by all of the members in writing or electronically without a meeting, shall constitute the action of the Committee. Any action taken in good faith by the Committee in the exercise of authority conferred upon it by this Article shall be conclusive and binding upon Participants and their Beneficiaries. All discretions conferred upon the Committee shall be absolute. The Committee may designate one or more of its members or alternate members to transmit its decisions and instructions to the Trustee or other interested parties. 6.3 Allocation and Delegation of Responsibilities If the Committee is comprised of more than one member, the responsibilities of each member may be specified by Company and accepted in writing by each member. In the event that no such delegation is made by Company, the members may allocate the responsibilities among themselves, in which event the members shall notify Company in writing of such action and shall specify the responsibilities of each member. 6.4 Powers and Duties of the Committee The Committee shall have the duty to manage and administer the Plan in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Article, and shall have the power: (a) To construe and interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan; 5 (b) To compute the amount and determine the kind of benefits payable to Participants or their Beneficiaries; (c) To employ such persons or organizations, including without limitation, actuaries, attorneys, accountants, independent fiduciaries, and administrative consultants, to render advice or perform services with respect to the responsibilities of the Committee under the Plan; (d) To make and publish such rules for the administration of the Plan as are not inconsistent with the terms hereof. 6.5 Indemnification by Company Company shall indemnify and hold harmless the members of the Committee and any other persons to whom any fiduciary responsibility with respect to the Plan is allocated or delegated, from and against any and all liabilities, costs and expenses incurred by such persons as a result of any act or omission to act in connection with the

costs and expenses incurred by such persons as a result of any act or omission to act in connection with the performance of their duties, responsibilities and obligations under the Plan and under ERISA or the Code, other than such liabilities, costs and expenses as may result from the bad faith or criminal acts of such persons. 6.6 Records and Reports The Committee shall keep a record of all actions taken and shall keep all other books of account, records, and other data that may be necessary for proper administration of the Plan and shall be responsible for supplying all information and reports to the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Participants, Beneficiaries, and others as required by law. 6.7 Payment of Expenses All expenses of administration may be paid by the Company. Such expenses shall include any expenses incident to the functioning of the Committee, including, but not limited to, fees of accountants, legal counsel, and other specialists and their agents, and other costs of administering the Plan. 6.8 Claims Procedure and Review Claims for benefits under the Plan shall be filed on forms supplied by Company. Written or electronic notice of the disposition of a claim shall be furnished to the claimant within 90 days after the application therefor is filed, unless special circumstances require an extension of time (not to exceed 90 additional days) for processing the claim. In the event the claim is denied, the reasons for the denial shall be specifically set forth, pertinent provisions of the Plan shall be cited and, where appropriate, an explanation as to how the claimant can perfect the claim and whether further material or information is necessary. Any Employee, former Employee, or Beneficiary, who has been denied a benefit or feels aggrieved by any other action of Company shall be entitled upon written request to Company to 6 receive a written or electronic notice of such action, together with a full and clear statement of the reasons for the action. If the claimant wishes further consideration of his or her position, he or she may obtain a form from Company on which to request a hearing. Such form, together with a written statement of the claimant's position, shall be filed with Company no later than 60 days after receipt of the written notification provided for in the paragraph above and in the paragraph preceding it. The claimant or his or her duly authorized representative may review pertinent documents and submit issues and comments in writing. The Committee shall schedule an opportunity for a full and fair hearing of the issue by the Committee or a person designated by the Committee within the next 60 days unless special circumstances (including but not limited to, the need to hold a hearing) require an extension of time for processing, in which case a decision shall be rendered as soon as possible, but not later than 120 days after receipt of the request for review. If such an extension is necessary, written or electronic notice of the extension shall be furnished to the claimant prior to the commencement of the extension. The decisions on review shall be furnished to the claimant within the time limit described in the preceding paragraph. It shall include specific reasons for the decision, expressed in a manner calculated to be understood by the claimant and shall specifically refer to pertinent Plan provisions on which it is based. The claimant shall be advised that if he or she wishes to pursue his or her claim further, he or she may file suit in federal or state court and that the court will decide who should pay court costs and legal fees. 6.9 Correction of Administrative Errors. If an error is made in the administration of the Plan, the Committee shall promptly correct the error upon its discovery. For this purpose, "administration" shall encompass the entire operation of the Plan, including but not limited to, eligibility, participation and benefit calculation and distribution. If a Beneficiary has been denied a benefit distribution due to such administrative oversight, the Committee shall determine the correct interest of the Beneficiary and shall disburse an amount to the Beneficiary as is necessary to

rectify the error, without payment of interest or penalty. If an excessive distribution has been made to a Beneficiary, the Committee shall advise the party who received the distribution of the error and shall take such actions on the Plan's behalf as are necessary to recover the excessive payment. ARTICLE VII AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION OF PLAN In its discretion and acting in a nonfiduciary capacity, the Committee shall have the right to amend the Plan at any time, and to amend or cancel any such action. Plan amendments shall be stated in an instrument executed by the Company in the same manner as the Plan, and the Plan shall be deemed to have been amended in the manner and at the time therein set forth, and all Participants and Beneficiaries shall be bound thereby. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, no plan amendment shall modify the right of a Participant to a death benefit nor reduce the amount of the Basic Benefit and Supplemental 7 Benefit, as such rights are set forth in Articles III and V. Moreover, no amendment shall be effective that lessens the benefits hereunder to Participants and Beneficiaries if adopted at any time after the date that is six months prior to a Change in Control. For the purpose of the preceding sentences, both an amendment to the definition of "Change in Control" and modifying the consequences of a Change in Control shall be treated as permissible so long as such amendment is adopted prior to the date that is six months before a Change in Control. The Committee shall have the right to terminate the Plan at any time. In the case of a Vested Participant, such termination shall not, however, lessen any of the rights of such Participant to a death benefit nor reduce the amount of the Basic Benefit and Supplemental Benefit, as such rights are set forth in Articles III and V. Such termination shall eliminate any rights hereunder of a Participant who is not Vested as of the date of termination; provided, however, that the rights of a non-Vested Participant shall not be eliminated if the Company and/or an Employer adopts a plan within six months after the date that a resolution terminating this Plan is adopted if the new plan (a "successor plan") provides benefits to any of the Participants in this Plan that are substantially equivalent to the benefits previously provided under this Plan. If such successor plan is adopted, a non-Vested Participant shall remain entitled to benefits under this Plan as if it had not been terminated. ARTICLE VIII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 8.1 Information to be Furnished. Participants and Beneficiaries shall provide the Committee with such information and evidence, and shall sign such documents, as may reasonably be requested from time to time for the purpose of administration of the Plan. 8.2 Limitation on Participants' Rights. Participation in the Plan shall not give any Employee the right to be retained in the Company's employ, or any right or interest in the benefits provided under the Plan other than as herein provided. The Company reserves the right to dismiss any Employee without any liability for any claim either against the Plan, except to the extent herein provided, or against the Company. 8.3 Governing Law. The Plan shall be construed, administered and enforced according to the laws of the state of California, except to the extent the law of such state is superseded by ERISA or other federal laws. 8.4 Receipt and Release. Any payment to any Beneficiary in accordance with the provisions of the Plan shall be, to the extent thereof, in full satisfaction of all claims against the Committee and the Company; and the Company may require such Beneficiary, as a condition precedent to such payment, to execute a receipt and release to such effect. 8.5 Nonassignability. None of the benefits, payments, proceeds or claims of any Participant or Beneficiary shall be subject to any claim of any creditor of any Participant or Beneficiary and, in particular, the same shall not be subject to attachment or garnishment or 8 other legal process by any creditor of such person, nor shall any Participant or Beneficiary have any right to alienate, anticipate, commute, pledge, encumber or assign any of the benefits or payments or proceeds which

alienate, anticipate, commute, pledge, encumber or assign any of the benefits or payments or proceeds which may be payable under the Plan. 8.6 Incompetency. Every person receiving or claiming benefits under the Plan shall be conclusively presumed to be mentally competent and of age until the date on which the Committee receives a written notice, in a form and manner acceptable to the Committee, that such person is incompetent or a minor, for whom a guardian or other person legally vested with the care of his person or estate has been appointed; provided, however, that if the Committee shall find that any person to whom a benefit is payable under the Plan is unable to care for his affairs because of incompetency, or is a minor, any payment due (unless a prior claim therefore shall have been made by a duly appointed legal representative) may be paid to the spouse, a child, a parent or a brother or sister, or to any person or institution deemed by the Committee to have incurred expense for such person otherwise entitled to payment. To the extent permitted by law, any such payment so made shall be a complete discharge of liability therefor under the Plan. 8.7 Benefits Solely from General Assets. The benefits provided by the Plan shall be paid solely from the general assets of the Company. No Participant, Beneficiary or other person shall have any claim against, right to, or security or other interest in, any specific fund, account, insurance policy, or other asset of the Company with respect to benefits under the Plan. 8.8 Notices. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given under the Plan shall be given in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested and shall be delivered to the address set forth below or to such other addresses as may be designed by the parties in a notice given pursuant to this Section. If to the Company or the Committee: KB Home Attn.: Corporate Offices 10990 Wilshire Blvd. 7th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024 If to the Participant or Beneficiary: At the last known address of such Participant or Beneficiary as reflected in the records of the Company. Any notice or communication given in conformity with this Section shall be deemed effective when received by the addressee if delivered by hand and five days after mailing if mailed. 9 8.9 Tax Withholding. Any benefits payable to a Beneficiary under the Plan shall be reduced to the extent of any withholding of the Beneficiary's income taxes by the Company as required by law. ARTICLE IX ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS IN THE EVENT OF A CHANGE IN CONTROL 9.1 Establishment of the Trust. The Company shall establish a Trust as a part of the Plan in order to implement and carry out the provisions of the Plan and to finance the benefits under the Plan. The Company shall establish the Trust by entering into a Trust Agreement with a Trustee selected by the Committee. The Trust shall be an irrevocable grantor trust within the meaning of Code sections 671 through 677, and the Company and/or each Employer shall be treated as the owner of the Trust in a manner consistent with the grantor trust rules. It is intended that the Trust shall be in such form as may be necessary for the Plan to be deemed unfunded for purposes of the ERISA. The Trust shall maintain a Trust Fund. The administration and management of the Trust Fund shall be set forth in the Trust Agreement, the terms of which shall be consistent with the provisions of this Plan. Nothing in the Trust Agreement shall impair the rights of the Participant and his Beneficiary nor shall the agreement limit the obligations of the Company under this Plan.

9.2 Trust Assets and Contributions. The Trust shall hold any insurance policies that are purchased on the lives of Participants under the Plan. The Company and/or each Employer shall make contributions to the Trust in an amount at least equal to that amount necessary to maintain such policies. The terms of the Trust shall provide that, absent a Change in Control, the death benefits under the policies shall be payable to the Trust. Notwithstanding the foregoing, within 30 days of a Change in Control, the Company and/or Employer shall pay the additional contributions to the Trust set forth in this section on behalf of each Participant in the Plan as of the date of the Change in Control. The additional contribution shall consist of two components, A and B, each of which shall be computed on a Participant-by-Participant basis. The A component for each Participant equals the premium payment on the life insurance policy maintained on the life of that Participant required in order for the policy to be fully paid up. As used in this paragraph, the term "fully paid up" means that, after the payment described in the preceding sentence is paid as premium to the insurer, the value of the policy is such that the policy is projected to be able to pay at least the Basic Benefit applicable to the Participant if the Participant dies at any time after the Change in Control and during the period ending when the Participant would attain age 100. For this purpose the amount to be paid shall be calculated by assuming that the future investment return on the policy will equal the guaranteed investment division rate quoted by the insurer (or, if the insurer, does not have a "guaranteed investment division rate," the rate most analogous to such rate) at the time of the Change in Control. The B component is the "Gross-Up Payment." It equals the amount, such that the net amount retained by the Employee from the Gross-Up Payment, after deducting any U.S. federal, 10 state, and/or local income or payroll tax upon the Gross-up Payment, equals the total of all federal, state, and/or local income or payroll taxes imposed because of the distribution of the policy described in this section. For the purpose of the preceding sentence, "income taxes" shall also include excise taxes imposed on the Participant as a result of the distribution, including the excise tax under Section 4999 of the Code (or any successor thereto), if applicable. The Participant may elect that the determination of the A and B component shall be made by a nationally recognized certified public accounting firm as may be designated by the Participant (the "Accounting Firm") which shall provide detailed supporting calculations both to the Company and the Participant within 15 business days of the receipt of notice from the Participant that there has been a Change in Control, or such earlier time as is requested by the Company. All fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm shall be borne solely by the Company. The necessary payments to the Trust shall be paid by the Company and/or Employer within five days of the receipt of the Accounting Firm's determination. Any determination by the Accounting Firm that is supported by its unqualified opinion shall be binding upon the Company and the Participant. As a result of the uncertainty of the application of Section 4999 of the Code at the time of the initial determination by the Accounting Firm hereunder, it is possible that payments will not have been made by the Company and/or Employer that should have been made as part of the B component ("Underpayment"). In the event that the Participant is required to make any payment of excise tax under Section 4999 that was not contemplated as part of the initial B component, the Accounting Firm shall determine the amount of the Underpayment that has occurred and any such Underpayment shall be promptly paid by the Company and/or Employer to or for the benefit of the Participant. Such underpayment shall be calculated in a manner that takes into account any interest or penalties imposed upon the Participant and any taxes (calculated as described above) imposed upon the Underpayment, with the result that, after receipt of the Underpayment, the Participant is in the same position that he or she would have been in if the fully paid up policy had been distributed free of any tax consequences. Immediately after receiving the A and B components, the trustee of the Trust shall transmit the A component to the insurer and then cause the policy on the life of the Participant and an amount equal to the B component to be paid to the Participant. To the extent the B component is paid directly to the Participant, the obligation to pay such amount to the Trust shall be treated as discharged. In addition to the payments previously described in this section, the Trust may provide for additional contributions to a reserve to fund any necessary expenses of the trustee, including expenses relating to the enforcement of the

right of the Trust to receive payments hereunder. 9.3 Payment of Benefits. The benefits under this Plan shall be paid from the Trust Fund except to the extent paid by the Company and/or Employer and, to the extent of such payment, shall discharge any obligation of the Company and/or Employer hereunder. To the extent the payment of required benefits under the Plan is not paid from the Trust, payment of benefits shall be made from the general assets of the Company. 11 TO RECORD THE ADOPTION OF THIS PLAN, the Company has caused this document to be executed in its name as of the first day of November 1, 2001, by its officer thereunto duly authorized. KB Home
By: /s/ CORY F. COHEN ------------------------------

12 EXHIBIT 13 KB HOME AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES PAGES 32 THROUGH 64 AND PAGE 68 OF KB HOME'S 2001 ANNUAL REPORT TO STOCKHOLDERS This exhibit is incorporated in this Annual Report on Form 10-K between page F-1 and the List of Exhibits Filed.

   EXHIBIT 22 KB HOME AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES SUBSIDIARIES OF THE REGISTRANT

      The following subsidiaries of the KB Home were included in the November 30, 2001 consolidated financial statements:   
              
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
Arizona KB Home Phoenix Inc.   KB Home Sales Phoenix Inc.   KB Home Sales Tucson Inc.   KB Home Tucson Inc.   California BPP Holdings, Inc.   Branching Tree Corp.   Cable Associates, Inc.   Custom Decor, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Communities, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Development Group Kaufman and Broad Embarcadero, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Insurance Agency, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad International, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Land Development Venture, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad — Monterey Bay, Inc. Kaufman and Broad — Moreno/Perris Valleys, Inc.                                                                                                                     100   100   100   100         100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100  

   EXHIBIT 22 KB HOME AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES SUBSIDIARIES OF THE REGISTRANT

      The following subsidiaries of the KB Home were included in the November 30, 2001 consolidated financial statements:   
              
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
Arizona KB Home Phoenix Inc.   KB Home Sales Phoenix Inc.   KB Home Sales Tucson Inc.   KB Home Tucson Inc.   California BPP Holdings, Inc.   Branching Tree Corp.   Cable Associates, Inc.   Custom Decor, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Communities, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Development Group Kaufman and Broad Embarcadero, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Insurance Agency, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad International, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad Land Development Venture, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad — Monterey Bay, Inc. Kaufman and Broad — Moreno/Perris Valleys, Inc.   Kaufman and Broad of Utah, Inc. KBASW Mortgage Acceptance Corporation K&B Bakewell Seaside Venture, LLC KB Holdings One, Inc.   KB Home Architecture Inc.  KB Home Central Valley, Inc.   KB Home City Ranch Inc.   KB Home Coastal Inc.   KB Home Greater Los Angeles Inc.   KB Home Holdings Inc.   KB Home Land Company  KB Home North Bay Inc.   KB Home Patterson, Inc.   KB Home Sacramento Inc.   KB Home Sales — Northern California Inc.   KB Home Sales — Southern California Inc.   KB Home San Diego Inc.   KB Home South Bay Inc.   KBI/Mortgage Acceptance Corporation KBRAC IV Mortgage Acceptance Corporation Kent Land Company Kingsbay Escrow Company Lewis Homes Management Corp.   Mather Housing Company, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100   100   100   100         100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100  

                 
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
Colorado KB Home Colorado, Inc.   Delaware Bernal Funding, LLC   City Ranch, LLC   Eden Land Development Corp.                                             100         100   100   100  

                 
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
Colorado KB Home Colorado, Inc.   Delaware Bernal Funding, LLC   City Ranch, LLC   Eden Land Development Corp.   e.KB, Inc.   Estes Homebuilding Co.   General Homes Corporation General Homes Development LLC General Homes of Arizona General Homes of Dallas General Homes of Florida General Homes of Houston GH Homebuilding Holdings, Inc.   HomeSafe Escrow Company International Mortgage Acceptance Corporation Kaufman and Broad Development Company Kaufman and Broad Limited Kaufman & Broad NexGen, LLC   LDC Arctic LLC LHC Arctic LLC LHE Arctic LLC LHN Arctic LLC LP Arctic LLC Rate One Associates, Inc.   Rate One Holdings, Inc.   rateOne Home Loans, LLC Illinois KB Home Mortgage Company Kaufman and Broad of Illinois, Inc.   Massachusetts Kaufman and Broad Homes, Inc.   Michigan Keywick, Inc.   Minnesota Kaufman and Broad Custom Homes, Inc.   Nevada Desert Inn Development, LLC Kaufman and Broad of Reno, Inc.   KB Home Nevada Inc.   KB Home Sales — Nevada Inc.   KB Home Sales of Reno, Inc.   Lewis Homes — Carlyle Venture L.L.C.   New Mexico KB Home New Mexico Inc.   KB Home Sales — New Mexico Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100         100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   95   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100         100   100         100         100         100         100   100   100   100   100   100         100   100  

              
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
New York KB Home of Long Island Inc.   Texas Clear Brook Crossing Inc.   Clear Brook Crossing Development LP Eden Corporation Envirographic, Inc.   FGMC, INC.   Hallmark Residential Group, Inc.                                                             100         100   100   100   100   100   100  

              
Percentage of Voting Securities Owned by the Registrant or a Subsidiary of the Registrant

  Name of Company
New York KB Home of Long Island Inc.   Texas Clear Brook Crossing Inc.   Clear Brook Crossing Development LP Eden Corporation Envirographic, Inc.   FGMC, INC.   Hallmark Residential Group, Inc. Kaufman and Broad Development of Texas, L.P. Kaufman and Broad Insurance Agency of Texas Holdings, Inc. Kaufman and Broad of Texas, Ltd. KB Home Lone Star LP  KB Home Laredo LP KBSA, Inc.   Rayco Land Development, Inc. San Antonio Title Co.   Satex Properties, Inc.   Quoin Investments, Inc.   Canadian Margreen Investments, Inc.   3238865 Canada Inc. French Gie KB Kaufman and Broad Developpement S.A.   Kaufman and Broad Promotion Maisons Individuelles S.A. Kaufman and Broad Renovation S.A.R.L. Kaufman & Broad S.A. LMP Chancy S.A.R.L.   Millet S.A.R.L.   Park S.A.   SMCI Developpement S.A. Mexican Kaufman y Broad de Mexico Kaufman y Broad Asesoria Administrativa Operadora Los Robles Desarrollos Los Robles    EXHIBIT 24 KB HOME AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of    KB Home                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     100         100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100         100   100         100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100         100   100   100   100  

      We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements on Form S-8 pertaining to the 1986 Stock
Option Plan (No. 33-11692), the 1988 Employee Stock Plan (No. 33-28624 and No. 333-49311), the 1998 Stock Incentive Plan, the Performance-Based Incentive Plan for Senior Management and the resale of certain shares by officers of the Company (No. 33349309), the 401(k) Savings Plan (No. 333-49307), and the Registration Statements on Form S-3 (No. 333-14977, No. 333-41549, No. 333-51825, No. 333-51825-01 and No. 333-71630), as amended, of KB Home of our report dated December 20, 2001, with  respect to the consolidated financial statements of KB Home included in the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended November 30, 2001.   

  
Los Angeles, California February 28, 2002

Ernst & Young LLP

   EXHIBIT 24 KB HOME AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of    KB Home

      We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements on Form S-8 pertaining to the 1986 Stock
Option Plan (No. 33-11692), the 1988 Employee Stock Plan (No. 33-28624 and No. 333-49311), the 1998 Stock Incentive Plan, the Performance-Based Incentive Plan for Senior Management and the resale of certain shares by officers of the Company (No. 33349309), the 401(k) Savings Plan (No. 333-49307), and the Registration Statements on Form S-3 (No. 333-14977, No. 333-41549, No. 333-51825, No. 333-51825-01 and No. 333-71630), as amended, of KB Home of our report dated December 20, 2001, with  respect to the consolidated financial statements of KB Home included in the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended November 30, 2001.   

  
Los Angeles, California February 28, 2002

Ernst & Young LLP