Harold Colton-Max, CEO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) in West Orange, N.J., has been appointed President of the Board of Trustees of the Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey (AHPNJ). He assumed the volunteer position on January 23, 2013. He has served on the board of the non-profit organization since 2009, most recently as Treasurer.
As CEO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation, Colton-Max oversees four senior living communities comprising 466 apartments in Essex and Morris counties that offer a variety of living accommodations (independent living and assisted living), price ranges (market-rate rentals, low-income and subsidized apartments), and amenity packages for the elderly and disabled. The communities, which are owned and managed by the JCHC, are located in Whippany, West Orange, and South Orange, N.J. Although JCHC is an agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, its housing is open to any qualifying senior in the area.
“New Jersey is one of the most expensive states to live in, and it can be even more difficult for older adults who are living on fixed incomes,” said Colton-Max, a long-time resident of South Orange. “Now more than ever, it is critical for our seniors to have access to quality affordable housing. A key part of our work is to ensure affordable housing continues to be available to those who need it.”
The primary mission of AHPNJ, which was founded in 2006, is to promote and enhance professionalism and knowledge in the field of affordable housing through the promotion of dialogue, ethical standards, education, advocacy, and policy guidance. Its members represent a wide variety of professionals involved with the administration of, or compliance with affordable housing rules and regulations.
In his role as President of AHPNJ, Colton-Max will work with association members and the Board members to:
· Identify and provide training opportunities for affordable housing professionals throughout the State of New Jersey involved in the development and management of these properties;
· Collaborate with elected and other government officials in setting appropriate standards for the affordable housing industry; and,
· Stay informed of state legislation and regulations affecting or with the potential to affect the affordable housing industry.
“AHPNJ is a respected trade association with an important mission. I am gratified to be given this honor by my peers. I look forward to building on our important work together so that the availability and standards of affordable housing are maintained throughout the state,” said Colton-Max.
To learn more about the Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey, visit www.ahpnj.org. To learn more about the senior housing options offered by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, visit www.jchcorp.org. To contact Harold Colton-Max directly, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.