On July 16th, First Lady Mary Pat Christie helped open the Affordable Housing Alliance’s Hurricane Sandy Housing Recovery Resource Center (HRRC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. This new counseling center, funded in part by a grant from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, will provide homeowners and renters, whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, find viable and permanent housing solutions. The HRRC is staffed by Certified Housing Counselors who strive to meet their clients’ individual needs through one-on-one counseling and bi-monthly workshops. Not only does the HRRC have a location in Atlantic Highlands, but it also has a refurbished Winnebago will bring their services to other parts of Monmouth and Ocean County.
The creation of the HRRC was made possible by a $600,000 grant to the Affordable Housing Alliance from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, chaired by the First Lady. “We believe this grant to the Affordable Housing Alliance is addressing a true unmet need for New Jersey homeowners and renters,” said Mrs. Christie. “Not everyone is an expert in home financing, but the HRRC staff is uniquely qualified to help Sandy impacted New Jerseyans make these difficult and complex decisions.”
The grand-opening ceremony took place at the HRRC location in Atlantic Highlands. While clients met with counselors, the First Lady toured the center and the Winnebago and spoke with those involved in the construction of the HRRC. Mrs. Christie and representatives from the Affordable Housing Alliance were involved in the ribbon cutting which signified the opening of the HRRC.
For more details on the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund or the Affordable Housing Alliance, visit www.sandynjrelieffund.org