Affordable Housing Alliance Appoints Derrick T. Griggs as New COO
An Asbury Park Native and Neptune Resident, Griggs Will Help Steer Housing Development
Donna M. Blaze, CEO has announced the appointment of Derrick T. Griggs, Neptune NJ, as Chief Operating Officer at the Affordable Housing Alliance. “We welcome Derrick back to the Monmouth County area. We are fortunate to have found someone with his experience and success to help us achieve our strategic goals.”
A graduate of Asbury Park High School, Derrick has an undergraduate degree in Finance as well as a master’s degree in International Business, from Rutgers University. Most recently, he was Real Estate Director and COO for Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. (HANDS, Inc.), located in Orange, NJ.
“I am very happy to have been chosen by Donna and the Board of Directors to serve as the new COO of the Affordable Housing Alliance, “said Derrick. “This position affords me the opportunity to return home and assist my community in a time of need. Providing affordable housing in Monmouth County is always needed, but never more so than now, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. I look forward to meeting this challenge with my new team at AHA.”
Derrick has over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate development, business planning and analysis, property management, non-profit development, financial planning and analysis and mergers and acquisitions. Previous employers include Cendant Corporation, Suburban Propane and Lucent Technologies. Derrick is a former member of the City of Orange Zoning Board of Adjustments.
Derrick and his wife, internist Dr. Abeer Griggs, are parents of Derrick Jr., who was born on July 10, 2012.
About the Affordable Housing Alliance
The Affordable Housing Alliance, based in Eatontown NJ, was formed in 1991 and is a non-profit certified housing counseling agency committed to developing affordable housing and providing related housing services such as new home buyer education, financial literacy education, foreclosure counseling, housing rehabilitation, rental assistance, emergency utility assistance, and the development and management of affordable rental units.
The Alliance was founded in 1991 and is based in Eatontown NJ. The Alliance is a certified Administrative Agent for the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). AHA is proud to be a member of the NeighborWorks® America network. For more information on the Affordable Housing Alliance, visit www.housingall.org or call 732-389-2958.