It is important to understand the differences between market rate , where the landlord or seller charges what the market will bear, affordable housing, where rent is based on income and assets, and subsidized, which is available only to low income people and is subsidized by government funding.
Each municipal government has an office for affordable housing, which maintains a list of units in the community designated affordable. This office receives applications and maintains waiting lists for units which are for sale or rental. Some senior communities may include some units designated as affordable. Most communities have an on-site housing manager. Some limited social services may be offered, but residents are expected to be independent.
Rental housing for low income people, subsidized by the Federal Government (HUD). There is usually a substantial waiting list.
Princeton Community Housing (PCH)
Princeton Housing Authority (HABOP)
In addition, some communities offer congregate housing. An individual rents a private (or semi-private) room and eats meals in a communal dining room. Laundry, housekeeping and some support services are available. There is a non-medical staff person on duty part or all of the day. Such “Comprehensive Personal Care Homes” are licensed by the Department of Health. Elm Court includes congregate housing. There are no known boarding homes in Princeton, but they exist in surrounding communities such:
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