Eatontown Community to Help Prepare Future Home for Developmentally Disabled Adults

Affordable Housing Alliance asking for volunteers


The Affordable Housing Alliance is asking for the community's help to renovate an Eatontown house that will become the home to four developmentally-disabled adults.

The renovation is part of Make A Difference Day, the nation's largest day of volunteering, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The house is located on Rose Court and members of the Affordable Housing Alliance, with volunteers from the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth University, St. Dorothea’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus and other community groups and interested individuals, will be performing landscaping, clean up and interior painting on the residential property.

The renovation of the property is an ongoing Affordable Housing Alliance project for the certified housing counseling agency that is committed to developing affordable housing and providing related housing services such as new home buyer education, financial literacy education, foreclosure counseling, housing rehabilitation, rental assistance, and the development and management of affordable rental units.

Volunteers are asked to wear "sturdy shoes," dress in layers for the weather and bring work gloves and gardening tools.

To get involved visit www.daytabank.handsonnetwork.org , click on Join A Project and enter Eatontown or the zip code – 07724. Call 732-389-2958 for more information.

The Asbury Park Press/Gannett Foundation is the sponsor of Make a Difference Day and additional support has been received from Ricciardi Brothers, Benjamin Moore Paint, Saker ShopRite and the United Way of Monmouth County.

gjc October 25, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Does anyone know how one can get on a list for affordable housing for a developmentally disabled adult who can do most things for himself but just needs a little help sometimes?
Shelley Samuels October 26, 2012 at 02:42 PM
You can contact us. Our agency is Enable. We wll be operatng this new Eatontown home once it is complete. We have other housing for persons with developmental disabilities as well. If we can't help you we will provide you with information about how to get the help you need. Please call me at 609-987-5003 or email:infoenablenj.org
gjc October 26, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you Ms. Samuels. I will contact you in a few days as soon as the storm is over.


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