As Griggs Farm Residents Find Temporary Housing, PCH Thanks Donors

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 and more about the affordable housing landscape.

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.  Please see this video of residents' reflections about the importance of having an affordable home.   We continue to welcome unrestricted contributions for PCH to support our mission; you may click here to donate. Thanks again very much to donors and local organizations for your generosity and kindness in supporting PCH's work for 50 years and into our sixth decade.

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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....

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