March 17, 2020

Seeking Financial Donations for Economically Disadvantaged Families Facing Income Loss Due to Corona Virus Closures


Princeton, NJ – Princeton Children’s Fund, Inc. in collaboration with Princeton Community Housing, the Princeton Human Services Department, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, and Send Hunger Packing Princeton, is seeking donations to benefit economically disadvantaged Princeton families facing income loss during corona virus closures to supplement those organizations already set up to provide this support.


We are asking the community to consider donating money to be used to pay day-to-day expenses that will be incurred by families who are unable to work amid shutdowns and curfews. Donations can be made online at and are fully tax deductible.


For residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak and in need of financial assistance, please visit the Princeton Human Services Department website ( and submit a CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY EXPENSE REQUEST FORM. The request form is also available at All requests will receive a response within 48 hours and determinations will be made as quickly as funding allows.


Your help and generosity are greatly appreciated during these unprecedented times. 


March 16th 2020 Modifications to Princeton Community Housing Operating Procedures in Response to COVID-19:

To: PCH Residents, Applicants, and Other Community Members


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Princeton Community Housing will be modifying the way we conduct business to further implement social distancing as recommended by the CDC in response to the evolving virus known as COVID-19. These decisions have been carefully considered by staff.


Changes to Operations will be as follows:


All events, except the Congregate Program and other food/well-being programs, will be canceled from March 16th — April 6th. We will reassess on April 6th and will advise the community.

All PCH Management Offices, including Princeton Community Village, Elm Court, Harriet Bryan House, Griggs Farm, and Princeton Rentals will be closed to all visitors during business hours for the two-week period, March 16th to March 30th. Doors will remain locked during the day. Please check the Princeton Community Housing website at to find the email and phone contact information for the Management Office that you need to reach.

Anyone needing to get documents to any Management Office can use the drop box located outside the door to the Management Office. If documents are too large for the dropbox, please mail the documents or call and arrange for a document exchange outside of the building. Princeton Community Housing will do its best to communicate electronically or by mail with our visitors.

Applications for affordable rental housing will continue to be accepted electronically at

Residents are encouraged to provide their email addresses to their respective management office if they already have not done so.

We will provide updates on this website and at the local management offices as more information is available.

I understand that these changes may be disappointing and inconvenient for our residents and community, however, these are unprecedented times for all of us. Princeton Community Housing is committed to providing quality community service that puts the safety of our residents and our employees first.

Please stay up-to-date on COVID-19 by checking the CDC website at



Edward Truscelli, Executive Director


Dear Friends:

We invite you to enjoy the enclosed 2017 Annual Report highlighting Princeton Community Housing’s past year of accomplishments. 

As we reflect on our accomplishments, we are energized more than ever about our exciting future as a part of the Princeton community. With a professional and sincere management team, a visionary board of trustees and a supportive community, we are eager to work collaboratively to continue and expand our mission and move forward with our upcoming Capital Campaign.  We are also reminded that the work of PCH would be impossible without the generosity and support from caring donors like you.

Thank you for your support.


A ruling from a Superior Court judge delivered on Thursday spells out Princeton's affordable housing obligations. Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson ruled that towns must meet fair housing needs totaling more than 150,000 units, statewide. Specifically, Princeton must build 753 new affordable housing units by 2025.

The number of required affordable housing units in municipalities statewide has been in dispute, and often in litigation, since 1999. In 2015, authority concerning setting affordable housing requirements for municipalities throughout the state fell on the courts.

This is the third round of affordable housing requirements that have been issued since two court decisions in the 1970s established that municipalities must have an affordable housing aspect to their master plans. In the prior round, Princeton's obligation was set at 641 homes. The judge determined that the current need is 80. The prospective need is 365, and the gap is 388, making for a final number of 753.

Princeton had been arguing that its need should be about 300 units, and joined other Mercer County towns in challenging their legal obligations in court. The decision was announced on Thursday, and a compliance hearing is scheduled for July 24....

If you are unsure of the affordable property you wish to apply to in Princeton, you can now use the online Universal Application Form!

All Princeton Community Housing rental units and the Housing Authority of Princeton rental units are noted on the application.


Please click the tab above for APPLY NOW or go to the tab for COMMUNITIES

and then click



"It Starts with a Home" illustrates how important a stable home has been in the lives of our residents, the housing opportunities PCH has provided over the past 50 years and our vision to ensure that Princeton is a vibrant, inclusive community that is home to persons of all income levels. We are most thankful to our residents, trustees and staff for telling us their stories in support of our mission to provide, manage and advocate for affordable, safe and well maintained homes, offering all people the opportunity to build more productive and fulfilling lives. Read more

Princeton Community Housing: It Starts with a Home


In 2001, Ramon Orostizaga, his wife, and two daughters moved from Chile to Jersey City.  It was Ramon’s educational journey that led him to Princeton Theological Seminary in 2010 where he obtained...