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Local Nonprofit Receives $1 Million Grant For Temporary Housing For Sandy Victims

Robin Hood Relief Fund hands out grant to Affordable Housing Alliance

The Affordable Housing Alliance has announced it is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund to help purchase, transport and install 17 affordable new manufactured homes for rental or sales to Monmouth County residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, and to provide assistance to those displaced residents who cannot afford the security deposit on a new rental property.

The Eatontown-based Affordable Housing Alliance is a non-profit agency providing housing and services to support those in need of affordable housing.

“This is the largest gift in our agency’s twenty-plus year history and it could not have arrived at a better time,” Affordable Housing Alliance CEO Donna M. Blaze, said in a release. “The availability of affordable housing in Monmouth County was already scarce; SuperStorm Sandy simply exacerbated to a huge degree this already critical affordable housing shortage."

"We are extremely grateful to the Robin Hood Foundation," Blaze continued. "The speed with which they assessed the post-storm situation and targeted critical agencies for funding is a reflection of their efforts to create powerful positive change in communities. Their support of non-profits like the Affordable Housing Alliance, those on the front lines in areas hardest hit by the storm, will make a tremendous difference in our ability to respond quickly to people’s needs as we begin the long-term recovery and rebuilding process.”

The Robin Hood Foundation (www.robinhood.org) has released more than $14.8 million to tri-state area non-profits – including those on the Jersey Shore, Coney Island, Long Island, Staten Island, Red Hook and the Rockaways - since Hurricane Sandy struck.

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Dana M. Spencer December 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I live in Pine Tree Mobile Home Park and am glad that our empty lots are soon to be filled by new homes and look forward to welcoming these storm families to our Park. Thank you Robin Hood Foundation.
deserae s boyce March 20, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I agree with dana I also live in the mobile park and I welcome all of them to our home .

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