Impact

Since 1994, Coastal Habitat has been a part of the Southern Monmouth County community. Thanks to the support of individuals, families, local businesses and corporations, the organization has:

  • Completed 17 single-family home construction projects; all homes are energy efficient and built with the most environmentally-friendly materials possible
  • Provided safe and affordable housing for 18 families - single-parent households, seniors, veterans, disabled - comprising more than 56 individuals
  • Repaired or working on 40+ homes impacted by Superstorm Sandy - from Manasquan north to Allenhurst - with the organization's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (learn more about Sandy work).
  • Renovated or restored 180 homes through the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI); often assisting seniors, veterans and the disabled
  • Educated and empowered hundreds of homeowners with basic repair and maintenance education classes
  • Served as one of three principal charities, along with the City of Asbury Park, responsible for the Springwood Avenue Redevelopment Program
  • Mobilized 10,000+ volunteers, logging hundreds of thousands of hours, to assist Coastal Monmouth County; includes custom programs for students, corporation employees, the disabled and retirees
  • Empowered local high school students with skills and job training programs at the ReStore resale store and construction sites; includes construction trade skills, retail management, customer service, furniture refinishing, communications and landscaping
  • Supported countless local businesses by purchasing services and materials from the area; investing in small businesses promotes job growth as well as economic activity for the communities we serve
  • Partnered with other small and large area charities to acheive bigger goals and secure grants for the improvement of Coastal Monmouth County
  • Diverted more than 3 million pounds (since 2007) of waste from landfills thanks to Coastal Habitat's resale store, the ReStore in Asbury Park
  • Diverted tens of millions of pounds of construction waste thanks to Coastal Habitat's Demolition Sales (since 1994)
  • Lobbied state and federal officials heightening key influencer awareness to the area as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding
  • Been recognized by Asbury CAN, the NAACP and numerous other local, state and federal government officials and entities for its impact.