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Nearly all of the 34 Griggs Farm displaced residents who needed to find temporary housing have secured affordable homes in the area, enabling them to maintain key community, school and employment connections over the next 10-12 months while the building is being reconstructed. PCH and the Human Services Department (HSD) of the municipality of Princeton have been working closely with the residents throughout this time.

PCH greatly thanks all the donors who gave generously to help the residents. Please see here for more details about how the donations helped residents. Because we've reached this temporary housing milestone and distributed other support to the displaced residents, we know we've helped them regain a measure of stability and independence to continue to move forward with their lives.

While PCH will be transitioning from active solicitation for donations to the Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund, we will distribute to residents any additional contributions we may receive. We will be focusing efforts on working with the Griggs Farm Condo Association to restore the building – and on moving forward with our larger mission to build, manage and advocate for affordable housing opportunities in Princeton.

The challenges PCH and HSD faced in locating temporary affordable homes for the residents demonstrate the significant need for additional affordable homes in the area. We continue to welcome unrestricted contributions for PCH to support our mission.


A big hurdle to people trying to climb out of poverty is the shortage of affordable homes, especially in communities with strong schools. In addition, retirees benefit from "aging in place" and not being forced to move out of their community after they stop working. Furthermore, economic and cultural diversity in the schools and community benefits everyone in the wider community.


PCH -- which celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2017! -- is the largest provider of affordable rental homes in Princeton, which has excellent public schools. We provide affordable, welcoming, and well-maintained rental homes for families with children, retirees, and others with very low, low, and moderate incomes. More than 1,000 PCH residents (about 3% of the Princeton population) live in 466 homes at Princeton Community Village, Elm Court, Harriet Bryan House, Griggs Farms, and elsewhere. The current wait for a PCH home is 12-24 months on average, depending on a variety of circumstances, including household size. PCH residents participate in and contribute to the wider Princeton community through employment, education, and other activities. Some of them created the art, writing, and photos shown in this background picture, in response to a question, "What does HOME mean to you?"

Over the past five decades, thousands of residents have lived in PCH rental homes, engaging in and contributing to the broader Princeton community.

Please help PCH continue to provide these wonderful rental homes and plan for additional ones, thus helping to build the wider Princeton community.

Gifts to PCH are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, as PCH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you very much.

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