Reverend Ramon

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. Ramon enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2010 where he obtained two Masters Degrees in Divinity and Theology, graduating in 2014. In 2017, Ramon, his wife, and his three daughter – the youngest born in the United States – moved to Princeton Community Village (PCV).

It Starts with a Home

Princeton Community Housing: It Starts with a Home

"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.

The Ebong Family, Princeton Community Village

When Emmanuel Ebong first arrived in the US from Lagos, Nigeria in 1997, he felt like a pioneer. “We had no family, no community, and no support system when we arrived. It was hard.” Fifteen years later Emmanuel, his wife Blessing, and their three daughters, Mary, Vera, and Mercy have made a comfortable home in Princeton and are active members of the community. Both Emmanuel and Blessing work at Princeton University, the youngest daughter Mercy attends Riverside elementary, while Vera is at John Witherspoon Middle School.