NeighborWorks Week 2023 Recap!

The Affordable Housing Alliance and Over a Dozen Community Partners Empowered Communities with a Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Day as part of NeighborWorks Week 2023.

The successful event brought together residents, community partners, and financial service providers to support our neighbor’s homeownership journey and foster lasting connections.


Eatontown, New Jersey – On Saturday, June 10th, more than 75 residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties came out for the Affordable Housing Alliance’s (AHA) Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Day, part of their NeighborWorks Week initiatives. The event aimed to empower communities by providing valuable information and resources to families and individuals interested in all facets of homeownership.

The AHA successfully collaborated with over a dozen community partners and financial service providers who joined forces to provide a comprehensive range of information and presentations. These engaging sessions covered crucial topics, including the role of realtors and mortgage financing in the homeownership journey, as well as the available programs aimed at promoting homeowner preservation. By attending these presentations, participants were equipped with the essential knowledge to navigate the home-buying process. Toi Collins, Chief Programs Officer of the AHA, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “Our Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Day was a tremendous success! We are extremely proud to provide resources and information that will help our community members achieve their housing dreams, and our community partners were able to make connections that will last well past the summer.”

During NeighborWorks Week 2023, which took place from June 3-10, the AHA and other NeighborWorks network organizations across the country celebrated the accomplishments of communities and highlighted how, in collaboration with NeighborWorks, they are empowering communities for success. In addition to the scheduled presentations, the AHA shared valuable information about utility assistance programs, housing rehabilitation services, and other resources aimed at assisting individuals in achieving financial and housing stability.

The Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Day provided a unique opportunity for attendees to connect with organizations that actively contribute to the community. The event served as a platform to showcase the diverse services and programs available to support residents on their homeownership journey. Professionals from various sectors, including banking, lending, real estate, and non-profit organizations, were present at the event. Through interactions with this diverse group of professionals, attendees had the chance to build relationships and gain valuable insights into the home-buying process. Additionally, guests were able to benefit from application assistance, and interested individuals could register for one-on-one sessions to make the most of additional resources.

To learn more about the Homeownership Promotion and Preservation tools, programs, and services available to support the journey toward homeownership, please visit

The Affordable Housing Alliance is forever indebted to the following sponsors who helped make NeighborWorks Day 2023 such an unforgettable experience:

WAWA | Costco | NJNG | Wegmans | Walmart | BJ’s | Charles Chips | Dunkin’



About the Affordable Housing Alliance

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 their talented team, the AHA has grown into a 501c(3) non-profit organization with millions of dollars in annual operations and a longstanding history of making a difference. While our organization grows, the AHA’s commitment to supporting the Garden State’s housing and utility challenges remains unchanged.

The AHA has developed, financed, renovated, or constructed over 600 rental and homeownership housing units and continues to own and manage over 400 units. Their portfolio represents the variety of housing options that are available for low and moderate-income households. In addition to development and management experience, the AHA is a HUD-Certified housing counseling agency and provides a variety of social service and assistance programs to assist individuals to obtain and remain in permanently affordable housing. To learn more about the organization, its programs, or its services, please visit or call 732.389.2958.

About NeighborWorks America

The AHA 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. Throughout the year, NeighborWorks network organizations empower people to take steps to reach their goals, such as making their community safer, finding and maintaining secure housing, and ensuring financial stability, which leads to thriving, healthier communities. In fiscal year 2022, the NeighborWorks network provided 415,777 housing and counseling services; created 18,775 new homeowners; and owned and/or managed 204,916 rental homes.

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools, and access to training as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment, and education.