Community Action Program

About AHA-CAP:

In July 2015, leveraging funding from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) administered by the Division of Community Affairs (DCA), the Affordable Housing Alliance formed the Community Action Program (CAP). The Affordable Housing Alliance Community Action Program (AHA-CAP) operates Homeless Prevention and Emergency Assistance Programs to assist Monmouth County Residents at or below 200% of the federal poverty level

Our Mission:

TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR IMPOVERISHED MONMOUTH COUNTY RESIDENTS BY DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING PATHWAYS TO ESSENTIAL RESOURCES, BY PROVIDING SERVICES TO MAINTAIN HOUSING AFFORDABILITY, AND BY PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTS.

How we help:

Eligible clients are able to receive taxi or bus vouchers, adolescent math tutoring, summer education/recreation scholarships, and/or a grant for up to $2,000 to assist with a security deposit, rental arrears, mortgage payment, utility bills or outstanding property taxes. Clients participate in case management services to address their needs. Financial Literacy is also provided to determine possible long lasting solutions

Rent & Utility Assistance

The Homeless Prevention and Emergency Assistance Programs assist Monmouth County Residents at or below 200% of the federal poverty level with up to $2,000 to assist with a security deposit, rental arears, mortgage payment, utility bills or outstanding property taxes.

Senior Independence

AHA has partnered with SCAN to provide scholarships for eligible seniors to participate in independent living skills classes which include introductions to computers and the internet, communicating via email and skype, diabetes management and general health and exercise classes.

Youth Empowerment

AHA provides scholarships for afterschool tutoring and mentoring programs from September through June. Likewise, AHA sponsors scholarships for full day summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs for eligible youth.

Supportive Services

AHA also provides family supportive services such as taxi, bus and train vouchers which provide eligible families with access to public and private transportation, as well as soup kitchens and pantries that serve daily meals to homeless and low income residents of Monmouth County.