Princeton Community Housing provides affordable, welcoming, and well-maintained rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities who have very low-, low-, and moderate-incomes. Our Social Services Coordinators assist residents in accessing resources such as transportation, food, scholarships, and financial counseling. Elderly residents who qualify can receive prepared meals, limited personal aide services, and housekeeping assistance.
Princeton Community Housing (PCH) provides and manages 466 affordable and well-maintained rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities with very low-, low-, and moderate- incomes. More than 1,000 residents - about 3% of the Princeton population - reside in PCH homes at communities such as Princeton Community Village, Elm Court, Harriet Bryan House, and Griggs Farm, as well as other PCH-owned and managed properties all in Princeton. Social service coordinators and other onsite staff assist PCH residents with access to a wide array of social services available through partner organizations that strengthen health, lives, and futures and help address issues of inequity and income gap; this is the “PCH difference.”
Address:1 Monument Drive,
Issue Areas:affordable housing
Typical Volunteer Opportunities:To help achieve these initiatives, Princeton Community Housing is always looking for volunteers who may be interested in becoming candidates for service on our boards of trustees and committees. The boards meet virtually every other month, with joint in-person meetings two times/year; one board focuses on strategic initiatives and fundraising while the other supports resident quality of life and community operations. Committees generally meet quarterly to discuss advocacy, fundraising, finance, governance, property management, and real estate. We are looking for people who represent the diversity of the population of the Princeton community and PCH’s communities.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:yes
Princeton Community Housing (PCH) is one of several organizations in Princeton who provide affordable housing opportunities. We all collaborate on matters related to providing and maintaining affordable housing. This includes a joint effort with the municipality to create, implement, and facilitate a universal housing application process, and to convene information sessions for applicants and residents to learn more about the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit. PCH is an affiliation of several non-profit entities that own and manage 466 rental units, raise funds and develop new homes. We are sometimes confused with our partner organizations. These include:
The Princeton Affordable Housing Department (PAH) administers the sales program in Princeton and oversees the affordable rental program.
The Affordable Housing Sales Program offers properties for sale in Washington Oaks, Griggs Farm, and the former Princeton Borough.
Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a federally funded corporation that owns and manages 236 family and senior/disabled apartments within five developments throughout Princeton.
Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) manages five homes in the Princeton area and rents them at affordable rates to local families in crisis. HIP provides transitional housing coupled with supportive services and temporary rental assistance. Furthermore, HIP raises awareness of insufficient housing options and challenges facing the working poor.