PCH's Coronavirus Emergency Rent Relief Program

Our grateful thanks to the Princeton Children’s Fund for founding and administering the Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) and to the many volunteers from municipal and local social service organizations who served on the CERF Intake Committee and the CERF Steering Committee for providing case management services. Princeton Community House (PCH) was honored to be a part of this collaborative community response.  

With CERF ending, PCH is continuing to provide rent relief for our residents through PCH's Coronavirus Emergency Rent Relief Program, which is funded through local grants and donations from individuals. 

If you are a PCH resident and are struggling to pay rent due to the impacts of COVID-19, please see the flyer below. If you have any questions about eligibility or applying, contact your specific community or contact Jordan Goodwin, PCH Social Services Coordinator, at Jordan@pchhomes.org or 609-212-6603.

PCH to Hold Virtual Fundraiser to Benefit the Organization’s Covid-19 Rent Relief with Keynote Speaker Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Professor Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will speak about his latest book, New York Times Bestseller, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own at Princeton Community Housing’s (PCH) virtual fundraiser on February 24, 2021, at 7 pm. 

The fundraising event will include a lecture by Dr. Glaude and a question and answer session moderated by Rev. Lukata Mjumbe of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, a trustee of PCH. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions before the event. Funds raised will go to PCH’s Covid-19 Rent Relief Fund for PCH residents who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. General admission will cost $50. Student tickets will cost $25. For $85, registrants for the event will also receive a signed copy of Begin Again. Donations can also be made in support of the event and PCH’s Covid-19 Rent Relief Fund. Click here to learn additional information about the event and purchase tickets.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is department chair and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. In his most recent book, Begin Again, Glaude explores the life and work of author and activist James Baldwin. Glaude calls on his readers to learn from Baldwin’s story, as well as America’s failed attempts to confront the past, and ask ourselves how we will Begin Again. Glaude states: “Baldwin’s vision requires a confrontation with our history (with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, with whiteness) to overcome its hold on us. Not to posit the greatness of America, but to establish the ground upon which to imagine the country anew.”

Princeton Community Housing (PCH) develops, provides, manages, and advocates for affordable, safe and well-maintained homes offering all people the opportunity to build more productive and fulfilling lives. PCH was formed in 1967 by a small group of community leaders. Today, PCH is a successful developer, manager and provider of welcoming affordable housing in the community. PCH owns and manages 466 rental apartments and continues to advocate for additional opportunities.

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 www.PCHHomes.org 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 https://princeton.seamlessdocs.com/f/UniversalRentalApp2017

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 www.cdc.gov/cornavirus/2019-nCoV.



Edward Truscelli, Executive Director


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

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