Who We Are

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. Housing Program

Our Story

The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD) was created in Perth Amboy, New Jersey by a group of concerned community leaders/professionals who sought to provide supportive services to disadvantaged Perth Amboy youth. In May 1974, PRAHD was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and began to operate state funded anti-delinquency programming within Perth Amboy.

After the success of PRAHD’s youth services, the organization expanded into more comprehensive activities and re-dedicated its efforts towards ensuring the success and advancement of individuals in need. More than forty-five years later, PRAHD has grown into a thriving comprehensive human services agency that serves thousands of New Jersey residents throughout Middlesex, Monmouth, Union and Hudson counties.

Mission Statement

PRAHD is dedicated to developing human potential and promoting self-sufficiency through programs designed to improve the social, economic, health and education status of the community in a culturally sensitive environment.  

PRAHD's Board of Directors

Robert Durso | Chair

JJ Elek Realty Broker Associate

Ana Maria Zevallos | Vice-Chair

Ana Maria Zevallos/Skrocki Home for Funerals

Carole Dortch-Wright | Secretary


Nestor Sabogal | Treasurer

Tropical Cheese Industries

Maria Martinez | Member

Community Member

Jose Laureano | Member

Executive Dean for Students & Enrollment Services for Middlesex County College

Michael Miranda | Member

Santander Bank

Mary Ann Beltz | Member

Valley National Bank

Mathias E. Rodriquez | Member Emeritus

Superior Court Judge, Ret.

PRAHD Housing Program Partners

Foreclosure Presentation Course

Course Description

Helping homeowners who are experiencing financial difficulty to better understand what foreclosure may mean is the platform for the foreclosure education course. It’s designed to provide valuable information about the when, where, why, and what your next steps should be during such a stressful time. Most importantly, it defines the tools available to you if faced with the difficult decision of foreclosure. This course also prepares homeowners with information to navigate away from the potential scams they may be presented with during the foreclosure process.

Course Curriculum

Course Fee: No Charge
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