If you are unsure of the affordable property you wish to apply to in Princeton, you can now use the online Universal Application Form!

All Princeton Community Housing rental units and the Housing Authority of Princeton rental units are noted on the application.

ENGLISH - Universal Rental Application

SPANISH - Universal Rental Application

PCHDC has re-opened the applications for the following rental units at Merwick Stanworth:

2 bedroom low

2 bedroom moderate

3 bedroom moderate

Please complete a preliminary application and return to PCHDC by 10/30/17.

A credit/background screening will be required, as well as income verification.

A lottery will determine which qualified applicants will be further processed.


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.

On June 19, 2015, in proud recognition of Ted Vial’s service and commitment to Princeton Community Housing and the Princeton community, the PCV clubhouse was renamed the "Theodore M. Vial Clubhouse."

The memory of Ted's giving nature and his service to PCH and Princeton inspire us all to continue our work in support of the community and affordable housing.

PCH thanks its Board of Trustees, staff, Dr. Rev. David Davis of Nassau Presbyterian Church and the Vial family for joining us in this commemoration.

According to the annual, national report released recently, New Jersey is the fifth most expensive location in the nation to rent a two bedroom apartment; only Hawaii, California, and New York are less affordable. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom home in the Garden State, a family must earn an hourly wage of $25.17, far more than the state’s average hourly wage of $16.92.

For New Jersey data, please visit www.hcdnnj.org/outofreach and for the complete report, please visit www.nlihc.org/oor/2015.

A recent editorial in the New York Times encourages the federal government to restructure its own programs so that more affordable housing is built in low-poverty, high opportunity neighborhoods.

Thank you for your support and generous contributions to our ongoing 2014 Annual Appeal.