I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe, and will continue to stay well through the current health crisis.
Difficult times make all of us stop to count our blessings, and that’s something I’ve been doing more often lately. I am so grateful to be part of the Princeton community, surrounded by citizens, organizations, and businesses that are banding together to donate time, funds, and other resources to help our most vulnerable neighbors continue to meet their basic needs. Thank you!
Princeton Community Housing (PCH) is in the thick of this collaborative community response. As a founding member of the Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) established by Princeton Childrens Fund, PCH isworking closely with our local partners to review applications and allocate funds that help vulnerable residents of Princeton meet their basic needs. Additionally, PCH has promised CERF that we will cover up to half the April 2020 rent payment for any of our PCH residents whom CERF approves for rental assistance. This will relieve pressure on CERF’s funds and allow them to help more of our Princeton neighbors.
I believe you would applaud the way PCH team members have worked together for all residents at Princeton Community Village, Griggs Farm, Elm Court, and Harriet Bryan House—more than 1,000 people of all ages, a large percentage of whom are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis—so that they can shelter safely in their homes. We have made significant investments in equipment, supplies, and extra measures to protect our staff and our residents.
Over the past few weeks, I have been contacted by our supporters, residents of Princeton, who have graciously donated funds and supplies to aid in sustaining PCH’s operations during these tryingand unpredictable times - a shining example of how we truly are all in this together.
I am asking you to join your neighbors in supporting PCH so that we can continue to sustain our dedicated team, provide affordable, safe, welcoming homes and essential services, and mitigate the fiscal impact that our residents and PCH are experiencing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
On behalf of the residents, staff, and Trustees of PCH, thank you for your steadfast support and commitment to equal housing opportunities in your community. Because of you, Princeton continues to be strong and resilient through the COVID-19 crisis.
With gratitude and hope,