April 2, 2014

Princeton Community Housing to Host Open House After Move to Monument Hall

Princeton Community Housing (PCH) invites the community to an Open House at its new location in Monument Hall, the former Princeton Borough Hall, on Thursday, April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Members of the community can enjoy light refreshments and join partners and supporters in learning more about affordable housing available in Princeton and PCH’s collaborative initiatives to develop additional affordable housing opportunities.

Formerly located at 245 Nassau Street for many years, PCH relocated to Monument Hall when, due to consolidation, space became available for lease on the lower level of Monument Hall.

“Overall, the new space gives us the ability to work more effectively for the people we serve and toward our vision to expand the range of affordable housing opportunities in Princeton,” said PCH Executive Director Ed Truscelli.

In addition to being conveniently located for applicants and residents, PCH’s new location provides immediate proximity to other community service partners, such as the Office of Affordable Housing, Department of Health and Human Services and the Senior Resource Center. “This immediate proximity establishes a nexus of support services for potential applicants and current residents and is consistent with PCH’s mission to develop, manage, and advocate for affordable housing,” said Mr. Truscelli.

PCH not only provides and manages 466 affordable rental units in Princeton, but also serves as an administrative agent for Princeton and private property owners in Princeton. As the agent, PCH is responsible for ensuring that the available affordable rental housing is affirmatively marketed to the general public and that applicants are certified for eligibility for housing. PCH is currently administering the marketing and application process for the 12 new affordable rental units at Copperwood and the 16 new affordable rental units in the first phase of the Merwick/Stanworth project.

Princeton Community Housing (PCH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 by volunteers and local sponsoring organizations to ensure a balance of housing opportunities, which are essential to the continued success and economic diversity of the Princeton community. Princeton Community Housing and its affiliates, Elm Court, Harriet Bryan, Griggs Farm, Princeton Community Village and PCH Homes, provide and manage 466 affordable rental homes in Princeton.

For additional information on affordable housing available in Princeton, including locations, eligibility criteria, and application forms visit: www.princetoncommunityhousing.org.