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 18 single-family home construction projects and 19 dedications; all homes are energy efficient and built with the most environmentally-friendly materials possible.
  • Provided safe and affordable housing for 19 families - single-parent households, seniors, veterans, and disabled.
  • Changed 850+ local lives.
  • Repaired 40+ homes impacted by Superstorm Sandy, from Manasquan north to Allenhurst.
  • Renovated or restored 190 homes through the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI).
  • Educated and empowered hundreds of homeowners with basic repair and maintenance education classes.
  • Served as one of three principal nonprofits, partnered with the City of Asbury Park, responsible for the Springwood Avenue Redevelopment Program.
  • Mobilized 15,000+ volunteers, logging hundreds of thousands of hours, including custom programs for students, corporate teams, and retirees.
  • Empowered local high school students with skills and job training programs at the ReStore resale store and on construction sites.
  • Helped grow local economy by supporting countless small businesses.
  • Partnered with other area charities to acheive bigger goals and secure grants for the improvement of our area.
  • Diverted more than 5 million pounds of waste from landfills thanks to Coastal Habitat's Asbury Park thrift store (since 2007).
  • Diverted tens of millions of pounds of construction waste thanks to Coastal Habitat's demolition and warehouse 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
  • Received many awards for our impact and results, including Asbury CAN, the NAACP and numerous other local, state and federal government officials and entities for its impact.
  • Recognized and awarded by national organization for our awareness-building and lobbying public communications programs.

 

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