Affordable & Subsidized Housing

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.

Affordable Housing

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.

  • Princeton: call Princeton Affordable Housing 609.688.2029
  • New Jersey Housing Resource Center
  • Affordable Housing Alliance, 732.389.2958

Subsidized Housing

Rental housing for low income people, subsidized by the Federal Government (HUD). There is usually a substantial waiting list.

Princeton Community Housing (PCH)

  • PCH office 1 Monument Drive, Princeton NJ 08540 609.924.3822
  • Princeton Community Village 609.9211686
  • Elm Court 300 Elm Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540 609.921.0929
  • Harriet Bryan House 609.683.8858
  • Griggs Farm (Moderate income condos & low income rentals) 609.924.3822 ext. 5
  • Applications can be found on the website:

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA)

  • Manages housing at Spruce Circle, Redding Circle, Clay Street, Karin Court, Maple, and Franklin Terraces
  • Office: 1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • 609.924.3448

Other Area Affordable Housing

  • St. James Village, East Windsor 609.448.1460
  • Wheaton Point , East Windsor 609.448.7738
  • The Gables, West Windsor 609.799.8885
  • The Hamlet at Bear Creek, West Windsor 732.780.8314
  • Alvine Gershen Apartments, Hamilton 609.890.9401
  • Hopewell Gardens, Hopewell 866.477.3715
  • Ewing Independent Living 609.989.8500
  • Lawrence Plaza, Lawrenceville 609.883.5407
  • Charleston Place & Oak Woods, South Brunswick 732.297.7966
  • South Village, Trenton 609.394.8655
  • Park Place, Ewing 609.771.4392
  • Wyndhurst, Plainsboro 609.799.8500

Congregate Housing

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:

  • Trent Center, Greenwood Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609, 609.392.5222
  • Luther Arms, 323 South Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, 609.392.5628
  • Luther Towers, 489 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08618, 609.695.1144

The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.

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