Ribbon Cutting for Affordable Housing in Monmouth County

The Affordable Housing Alliance partnered with Millstone Township to develop this project

[Millstone, NJ] The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) hosted the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Millstone Place, a 4-unit development that provides affordable housing for families and individuals impacted by homelessness in Monmouth County, with incomes that are less than 30% of the area median income (AMI).

In attendance at the ceremony were Annemarie Uebbing, Adolphus Evans and Elizabeth Williams from the Community Planning and Development Division of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Jim Lordi from DCA, Ashley Marion, VP of Commercial Lending at TD Bank, Joseph Chinnery from Grant Engineering Construction Group, LLC., Scott Harvard from Tormee Construction, David Feldman of Feldman & Feldman Architect, as well as Raymond Smith and Richard Weber, who serve as the President and Vice President of the AHA Board of Directors, respectively. Also present from the Alliance was the COO, Derrick Griggs, along with several Directors and staff members.

“We’re very honored to be part of this project,” said Derrick Griggs, COO of the Affordable Housing Alliance. “It makes us happy to bring, once again, viable affordable housing to Millstone Township, as we look forward to making similar housing options available throughout the County.”

The total cost for the project was $1.2 million, which was funded by HUD, through the Federal Housing Trust fund, and TD Bank.

The development offers (one) 1-bedroom unit, (two) 2-bedrooms units and (one) 3-bedroom unit, which are all handicap adaptable.

About the AHA

Started in 1991 to address the overwhelming need for quality, affordable housing in Monmouth County, the AHA has grown from an initial grant of $25,000 to a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization with over $20M in operations annually. Founding Director Donna Blaze, now CEO, leads a staff of over 80 dedicated employees augmented by volunteers and non-profit community partners.

Our work has been recognized at local, state and national levels, including earning NeighborWorks America’s highest rating as an Exemplary Member. We are proud to be a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and to collaborate with NJ municipalities to successfully create affordable housing for moderate and low-income families.

The AHA strives to move lives forward with strength, optimism and housing resources. It is our goal to have everyone we help walk away better than when they came to us.

Millstone place is located at 17 Burnt Tavern Rd., Millstone, NJ.

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