Learn About The AHA
The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) was founded in 1991 with the clear goal of addressing Monmouth County’s affordable housing shortage. Through the hard work and dedication of our talented team of difference-makers, the AHA has grown into a 501c(3) non-profit with more than $10 million in annual operations, an ‘exemplary’ rating from NeighborWorks America, and a well-rooted footprint in New Jersey. While our organization continues to grow, the AHA’s commitment to supporting the Garden State’s housing and utility challenges remains unchanged.
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Since our founding, the AHA has successfully developed over 600 homes in Monmouth County.
The AHA maintains a portfolio of affordable rental units in Monmouth County and assists municipalities in developing low-impact rental options for their affordable housing plans.
The AHA provides educational workshops and one-on-one counseling for potential first-time home buyers.
The AHA offers foreclosure counseling to those who are delinquent in their mortgages or are in danger of foreclosure.
The AHA assists individuals with the application process to secure temporary assistance to pay their home energy bills.
The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) has received funding from various federal, state, and local sources including agencies such as the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA), New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA), NeighborWorks America, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Home Loan Bank of NY (FHLBNY), and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).
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 communities.
The AHA has developed great partnerships with the following grant funders: The State of New Jersey, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Bank of America Foundation, Capital One Foundation, OceanFirst Bank, WellCare, Tepper Foundation, TD Bank Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties as well as all of our previous grant funders throughout the past 30+ years.
The AHA is an active member of public and private housing boards and committees while providing conference speakers and participating in housing workshops.
Municipal partners with active funding in AHA projects include Monmouth County, the Borough of Spring Lake, the Borough of Eatontown, Millstone Township, and the Borough of Highlands.
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. We treat all seeking assistance with dignity, compassion, and respect regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, income, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
The AHA has partnered with financial institutions including Amboy Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Valley National, OceanFirst Bank, TD Bank, and Enterprise Community Partners.
The Affordable Housing Alliance’s goal is to expand affordable housing resources for residents who need them. 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.