Ways to Support PCH and the Displaced Griggs Farm Residents

Princeton Community Housing continues to work very closely with the Griggs Farm residents displaced by the Dec. 27 fire to provide a range of assistance, including voluntarily providing emergency housing. To help with these costs of immediate and ongoing relief for the residents, please CLICK HERE TO DONATE now to the GRIGGS FARM FIRE RELIEF FUND.  We are also coordinating with other community organizations and the Human Services Department of the municipality of Princeton to help residents locate temporary housing for the next 10-12 months, while the building is reconstructed.  Here is info about mailing a check and other ways to assist.  Many thanks to the very generous anonymous donors who provided a $36,000 Matching Challenge during Jan. 2-23.  This Challenge has been met!  Over 180 additional donors kindly gave in this timeframe -- thus doubling the impact of their gifts -- thank you! 

Further contributions to the Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund are still needed and welcome, including to help with the residents' transition from emergency housing to temporary housing.  In addition, individuals and organizations with housing options for the next 10-12 months are asked to contact PCH.      

We are also grateful for ONGOING DONATIONS (please click here) to support PCH's work!  PCH provides 466 affordable rental homes in Princeton for individuals and families -- and builds community.  

GIfts to PCH are tax-deductible, as PCH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

And many thanks to all who have joined us in our 50th Anniversary year to celebrate and look ahead.  Please see this video of residents' reflections, plus details on our celebrations with residents, Gala with Buddy Miller & Friends, and more.  Thank you for supporting PCH's work for 50 years and into our sixth decade.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PCH

(PRINCETON, NJ: February 5, 2018) Nearly six weeks after the tragic December 27 fire at Griggs Farm, the 34 displaced residents are transitioning from emergency housing to temporary housing, working closely with the non-profit Princeton Community Housing (PCH) and the Human Services Department (HSD) of the municipality of Princeton to identify places to live for the next 10-12 months while their homes are repaired. While some displaced residents have been staying with family or friends, PCH has been voluntarily paying for emergency housing for the remaining majority at an extended stay hotel.  Challenges remain for identifying temporary homes.  PCH seeks donors and community organizations to help residents with this transition from emergency housing to temporary homes, as noted below. 

The wonderful outpouring of gifts increased PCH’s emergency resources to lengthen the term of the emergency housing and provide other aid. This included the Matching Challenge from kind anonymous donors, who gave $36,000 to double the impact of gifts during January 2-23 from over 180 other donors giving from $10 to $5,000. Other gifts for emergency housing before and after this Match have also been very generous. PCH has also distributed to the residents the many...

Jan. 16, 2018: In the past two weeks, community members have responded very generously to the $36,000 Matching Challenge for the Princeton Community Housing Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund – giving $28,210 or 78% of the target.  One week remains in the inspiring challenge kindly offered by anonymous donors!  Gifts online or postmarked by January 23 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $36,000.  So far, 111 donors have responded, with caring gifts ranging from $25 to $5,000.  Most gifts have been in the $50-200 range.

These gifts will help the 34 residents displaced by the tragic December 27 fire at Griggs Farm.  They had been living in affordable housing apartments owned and managed by Princeton Community Housing (PCH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1967.  While some displaced residents are staying temporarily with family or friends, PCH is voluntarily paying for the remaining majority to live temporarily at an extended stay hotel. 

Gifts to the Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund increase PCH’s limited emergency resources, to enable PCH to lengthen the term of this emergency housing and provide other crucial needs for the displaced residents ...

Our community has a BIG heart! Many thanks to all who have given to support the Griggs Farm residents displaced by the fire one week ago! Your gifts of money and in-kind donations have been making an immediate difference in helping the residents. An update today -- you can multiply the impact of your tax-deductible donation to the Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund, through a very generous matching gift challenge - a dollar-for-dollar match for any giving to the Princeton Community Housing’s Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund over the next three weeks, up to $36,000.

On behalf of the residents, the Trustees and Staff of Princeton Community Housing are tremendously grateful for this truly wonderful gesture of support.  Please multiply the impact of your gift by giving by check or online -- and please spread the word!  Many thanks!