(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!

Dear Princeton Community Housing Friends and Neighbors:

We are writing here with an update and ways you can help the displaced residents from the Griggs Farm fire. Please donate securely here to Princeton Community Housing and designate your gift for the “Griggs Farm Fire Relief Fund.” Thank you very much! 


Our community suffered a terrible tragedy on Wednesday night, December 27, when a fire ravaged a 24 unit apartment building we own at Griggs Farm. We mourn the loss of one life....

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At Princeton Community Housing we have been providing clean, safe, attractive and affordable rental homes to families, seniors, differently-abled people, and other individuals for almost five decades. Today over 1,000 residents live in Princeton Community Housing apartments and townhomes.  How will your investment help these neighbors and others still on the waiting lists?

Please help sustain a vital and diverse Princeton community through your gift. Please help people move out of poverty and live in the community where they work; ensure that seniors are not forced to move away because they cannot afford to live in Princeton; enhance socio-economic diversity in our public schools and in our children's lives; and continue to build a better Princeton.


Princeton Community Housing (PCH) would like to sincerely thank Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly Insurance for their generous contribution of $4,000 to Princeton Community Village (PCV) in honor of the renaming of the Clubhouse for Theodore M. Vial, one of the founders of Princeton Community Housing. 

Borden Perlman is a steadfast supporter of PCH and this contribution will help PCV undertake renovations to the kitchen and restroom spaces in the Theodore M. Vial Clubhouse, which is the main community gathering space for residents and staff at PCV. 

Pictured from left to right are:   Jeff Perlman, Partner, Borden Perlman; Sharon Cappella, Account Executive, Borden Perlman; Mary Maybury, Assistant Manager, PCV; Edward Truscelli, Executive Director, PCH; and Susan O’Malley, Manager, PCV.