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2019 Annual Report

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Princeton Community Housing (PCH) is seeking a Multi-Site Property Manager to oversee a portfolio of affordable family and senior residential rental communities and properties. Please click here to learn more.

Princeton Community Housing Applauds Actions on Affordable Housing Ordinances

July 22, 2020

To the Editor:

On Monday, July 13, the Princeton Council voted to adopt and introduce several ordinances that will enable the development of much needed affordable housing opportunities in Princeton. Princeton Community Housing applauds the Council’s actions and supports these ordinances, which have the potential to provide housing opportunities for the more than 1,700 very low-, low-, and moderate-income households on our own and other waiting lists in Princeton. 

As several residents and other attendees expressed in comments during the meeting, a stable home in a town like Princeton significantly improved the trajectory of their lives. Mayor Lempert acknowledged that where one lives profoundly impacts one’s future. 

One of the ordinances adopted will allow Princeton Community Housing to proceed with our plan to build 25 new affordable rental apartments at Princeton Community Village. We are excited to move forward with these new affordable family homes, and within the next few months will submit final plans developed in consultation with our residents and the municipality.

Other recent ordinances will allow for the weaving of affordable housing into existing neighborhoods and encourage mixed-income development. Taken together, these zoning changes provide the foundation for Princeton to provide its share of the regional need for affordable homes and a range of market rate homes. 

Communication and collaboration with our residents and the community have been fundamental in our ability to successfully develop and manage close to 500 affordable rental homes in Princeton over the past 53 years. As development plans move forward, we stand ready to contribute to what we expect to be robust and earnest community dialogue. Working together, we must remember that equity and smart growth are the bases for these ordinances and the guiding principles for our shared vision of a 21st century Princeton.

Alice K. Small
President, PCH Development Corp. Board of Trustees

Valerie W. Haynes
President, PCH Community Board of Trustees

PCH Response to Kneel for Justice Rally, 6-10-2020

Last week, many gathered on Nassau Street to mourn the murder of Black citizens including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. Princeton Community Housing joins our neighbors, and the millions of others in our country, who are expressing their disgust and grief. We too are mourning the continued failure of this country to triumph over its history of racism and police brutality.

Police brutality is not the only instance of disparate treatment of individuals based on race. Throughout this country, Black families have been prevented from living in the communities of their choice because of racist exclusionary zoning and discriminatory lending practices. These injustices, forms of systemic racism, must also continue to be addressed. At Princeton Community Housing, our mission, since 1967, has been to provide welcoming, well-maintained, affordable homes for all in an inclusive community with great schools and a multitude of resources. All persons have always been and will continue to be welcome, regardless of race, national origin, age, sexuality, sexual identity, or creed.

Together, let's ensure that this moment becomes the turning point. Going forward, we must work constructively, collaboratively, and relentlessly until the racist, disparate treatment of our fellow citizens is eliminated. Princeton Community Housing recommits to working with all of you to continue to create the reality of a truly welcoming, just, and inclusive community for all.


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 coronavirus 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 (...

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...

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


Chris and Anna Muflam and their three children now reside at Princeton Community Village (PCV), arriving in Princeton three years ago after securing a diversity visa for travel to the United States... Read more