Wells Fargo Foundation Gives Check to Affordable Housing Alliance
The Wells Fargo Foundation presented Donna M. Blaze, AHA`s founder and CEO, with a check for $10,000. The money will be used to maintain and staff ongoing community outreach efforts enabled by the Sandy Recovery Mobile Office Winnebago.
Affordable Housing Alliance Provides Housing for Senior Citizens
The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) will host a groundbreaking event for its newest project, known as Allen House Apartments, on October 23rd. This ten unit senior apartment complex, housing seniors 62 and over, will offer units to low income seniors located on a four acre, lakeside property at in Millstone Township across from the municipal building. The success of this project is due to collaboration among Millstone Township, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank of NY, NeighborWorks America and the Affordable Housing Alliance. Following the Alliance mission, these ten units will be affordable to low and moderate income individuals and will help Millstone Township meet its affordable housing obligation. Allen House is targeted to very low income households where at least one member is 62 years of age. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limit for Monmouth County, 2014 is $30,600 for one person and $34,950 for a family size of two. As these apartments are one bedroom units, the maximum family size would be two people. Applicants may have less income, but if their income exceeds the limits, they would not be eligible for housing. This is the most recent Alliance project to be developed in Monmouth County, adding to the approximately 400 housing units in our portfolio. Allen House will be the Alliance`s second sizable senior project, with the Carver House in Neptune, NJ being the first. This is the third partnership between the Alliance and the township of Millstone in the last three years. To date, AHA has provided housing for 26 clients in partnership with Millstone Township leveraging nearly four million dollars in local, state and federal funding. The groundbreaking will initiate the start of the construction by C. Raymond Davis & Sons, based on a design provided by local architect David Feldman. Applications will be available at the municipal administrative building or through the Affordable Housing Alliance directly. Applications can be received by calling 732-389-2958 or going on line at www.housingall.org to do an online intake. Construction is anticipated to be complete in June of 2015, at which time a random selection of applicants will be made from those who have pre-qualified. The Alliance is a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation in the state of New Jersey and has been providing housing development and management services to Monmouth County and the surrounding regions for nearly 25 years. Please contact Kelly Cordrey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this event.