[Leonardo, NJ] On June 5th, the Affordable Housing Alliance coordinated with the Monmouth County Park System to guide several groups of volunteers to help clean up the busiest sections of the Henry Hudson Trail as part of a week-long celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week 2019.

During NeighborWorks Week (June 1-8), the AHA and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country bring together tens of thousands of residents, business people, and government officials to help transform areas of the community through events like painting and landscaping properties and hosting homeownership and financial literacy classes or celebrate the progress in the community we serve.

The CEO of the AHA, Donna M. Blaze, was also part of the group of volunteers that made this event possible. As she looks back at this wonderful event, she notes that “there’s nothing more rewarding than to see a group of diverse people come together to achieve a common goal.”

Mrs. Blaze is also very appreciative of the support the AHA received, acknowledging that “It was a pleasure to work with the US Army and Morgan Stanley to improve the safety and appearance of one of the most popular trails in the County. Everyone had a good time while removing debris from miles of trails. We are glad to be a part of the NeighborWorks Network making Strong Communities.”

The Affordable Housing Alliance is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In the fiscal year 2018, the NeighborWorks network provided 457,000 housing and counseling services; owned and managed 166,900 rental homes; and created more than 41,100 jobs.

The NeighborWorks network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

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