The AHA was founded in 1991 to provide housing, programs and other services supporting low-to-moderate income individuals and families.
Since 1991, the AHA has successfully developed 550 homes in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.
The AHA maintains a portfolio of affordable rental units in Monmouth and Ocean counties and assists municipalities in developing low-impact rental options for their affordable housing plans.
The AHA is a certified Administrative Agent for the Council on Affordable Housing and works with municipalities in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties to assist with COAH compliance, creating new homes for qualified moderate-to-low income families.
The AHA provides educational workshops and one-on-one counseling for potential first-time home buyers. Over 1,000 qualified families and individuals have purchased their first home with the assistance of the AHA.
The AHA provides foreclosure counseling to those who are delinquent in their mortgages or in danger of foreclosure. Monthly, over 600 individuals and families contact our office for foreclosure assistance. The vast majority are moderate and middle income families.
The AHA assists individuals with the application process to secure temporary assistance to pay their home energy bills.
The AHA is establishing a statewide precedent in repurposing former trailer parks as affordable manufactured housing alternatives.
The AHA has a staff of over 80 employees and partners with other non-profit community organizations to develop housing options, revitalize neighborhoods and ultimately, strengthen our state and our nation. These partners include Asbury Park’s STARS, Catholic Charities, NAACP, Manna House, Interfaith Neighbors, the Mental Health Association and Ladacin.
The AHA receives funding from state, federal and local sources including low-interest community redevelopment loans from Amboy National Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Valley National Bank, Shrewsbury State Bank, Sovereign Bank, Two River Bank and TD Bank as well as grants from The Borden Foundation, CFED Foundation, Monmouth County, State of NJ and other major funding sources.
The AHA is an active member in public and private housing boards and committees, provides conference speakers and participates in housing workshops.
The work of the AHA has been recognized at local, state and national levels including the Governor’s Award for Housing Excellence, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the NAACP President’s Community Service Award.
The philosophy of the Affordable Housing Alliance is one of simplicity: it develops services, programs and housing based on a shared human need for shelter, food, comfort and quality of life and treats all seeking assistance with dignity, compassion and respect regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, disability or income.
The Alliance’s goal is to expand affordable housing resources for residents who need it. This task is accomplished through inter-agency cooperation and partnership, and all facets of real estate development, from consultation and acquisition to construction, renovation and management.