Eatontown-based non-profits merge
Affordable Housing Alliance
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Affordable Housing Alliance: 'We help people make the decision to rebuild, replace or relocate.'
There's a lot of talk post-Sandy about adapting to a new normal. But what does that look like if you are now living in a hotel or on the pull-out at your in-laws? "When I read the papers it seems like the emergency is over," said Donna Blaze, CEO of Eatontown-based Affordable Housing Alliance. But what Blaze and her colleagues see when they visit folks in Sea Bright or Union Beach is a prolonged disaster morphing into a whole new set of problems for people displaced from their homes and jobs and every comfort they once took for granted. This is a critical time in the recovery process, where many in the area have moved on in their minds and the immediate needs seem gone with the debris trucked out to landfills. "Housing is absolutely the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Affordable Housing Alliance asking for volunteers
The Affordable Housing Alliance is asking for the community's help to renovate an Eatontown house that will become the home to four developmentally-disabled adults. The renovation is part of Make A Difference Day, the nation's largest day of volunteering, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The house is located on Rose Court and members of the Affordable Housing Alliance, with volunteers from the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth University, St. Dorothea’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus and other community groups and interested individuals, will be performing landscaping, clean up and interior painting on the residential property. The renovation of the property is an ongoing Affordable Housing Alliance project for …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Grant for Eatontown-based organization is for $18,000
The Affordable Housing Alliance, which is located in Eatontown, received a $18,000 grant from Bank of America this week. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded $615,000 to New Jersey nonprofits that provide services including building and rehabbing of affordable housing, homeowner counseling, and foreclosure prevention programs. The Affordable Housing Alliance is a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life of New Jersey residents by developing and preserving affordable housing, providing services to maintain housing affordability, and providing housing education, according to a release from Bank of America. “Building capacity for nonprofit partners is a critical step as we continue to address the impacts of …
Friday, March 2, 2012
House shaped pieces of plywood are the canvas for this exhibition in Belmar. All sales will benefit the Affordable Housing Alliance based in Eatontown.
Gimme Shelter is the title of a new art exhibit aimed at raising awareness for artists in need of a home. Organizers challenged artists to create their work on a house shaped piece of wood. The opening reception for the exhibit, sponsored by the Belmar Arts Council, will take place on Sat., March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Boatworks, 608 River Rd. in Belmar. There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome. Proceeds from sales of the art work will benefit both the Affordable Housing Alliance and the Art Council’s Housing Help Project, a new initiative which will help artists with housing issues. “This exhibit will raise awareness of the housing crisis many local residents face in finding safe, affordable housing,” says Tim McCorry, …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Affordable Housing Alliance is one of 115 housing nonprofits nationwide awarded grants to acquire, rehab and ‘green’ local properties.
From the Affordable Housing Alliance: The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) has announced that has been awarded a $227,500 affordable housing grant to renovate and weatherize existing affordable homes in Monmouth County. The Affordable Housing Alliance, based in Eatontown, is one of 115 NeighborWorks organizations nationally to receive $34.9 million in Capital Funding for the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing (CFRAH) grants to rehabilitate or finance the rehabilitation of affordable housing, including smaller and rural communities with affordable housing needs. Donna M. Blaze, CEO of the Affordable Housing Alliance, states “We are thrilled to receive this federal funding. Our agency was created in 1991, and these funds will be used to …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The alliance will hold a free workshop on July 16 to help learn how to hang on to your home during difficult time.
Learn how to save your home during difficult times this Saturday at a free workshop sponsored by the Affordable Housing Alliance in Eatontown. The program be held on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the office at 59 Broad St. and seating is limited to 30 so registration is required. Topics to be covered will include: Certified foreclosure counselors will be present to answer your questions. The Alliance is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation in the state of New Jersey, and is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) which incorporates persons with various incomes, renters, and persons of different races and cultures into the evaluation, selection, development, and management of its projects, according to their Web site. To…