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Coastal Habitat for Humanity

Spirit Of Giving | Dec 07, 2013

Coastal Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1994, Spring Lake Heights based Coastal Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to building affordable, safe and energy efficient housing in Southern Monmouth County as well as assisting homeowners and communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The organization seeks to build community and improve lives by giving a “hand up” to partner low income families. Coastal Habitat is funded by tax-deductible donations and run on volunteer energy.
Coastal Habitat – serving 18 cities and towns along Southern Monmouth County – is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit housing ministry building simple and decent homes.
The organization has constructed 14 homes in 13 communities in Southern Monmouth County. These simple, safe and energy-efficient single-family homes are sold to qualified partner families who may not qualify for traditional financial institution financing with zero interest, 30-year loans. As well, partner families commit to hundreds of “sweat equity” hours within the organization.
Coastal Habitat was one of three nonprofits selected by the City of Asbury Park to partner with in the Springwood Avenue Redevelopment Project, a long-term initiative to rebuild the city’s southwest corridor.
Through targeted community outreach, Coastal Habitat supports homeowners with one-on-one and group basic home repair, maintenance and disaster preparedness education programs. These programs serve to both empower homeowners and communities to proactively repair and maintain their properties before falling into disrepair… as well as to help one’s neighbor.