2017 Annual Report to the Community

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.

JUDGE RULES ON PRINCETON'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING OBLIGATION

MARCH 9, 2018 - PUBLISHED ON PRINCETON PATCH:

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.

Towns that have already reached settlements - including Hamilton, Ewing, Hopewell, Mount Laurel, Woodbridge, Edison, Metuchen, and Bridgewater - have said they would look into redeveloping vacant strip malls, office parks and industrial sites, according to the Fair Share Housing Center. They have also pledged to work with local non-profits seeking to build new homes that will allow people with disabilities to receive the support they need to live near their friends and family.

PRINCETON'S NEW PRELIMINARY UNIVERSAL RENTAL APPLICATION

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.

TO APPLY:

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

and then click

APPLICATION FORMS.