Transitional Housing

HIP provides transitional housing to low-income working families and individuals facing homelessness, typically for about 12 to 24 months. We provide clients with a safe home near their jobs and their children’s school, either in one of two Princeton townhomes we own, or in units owned by the municipality of Princeton and leased by HIP. HIP provides our clients with support services through a case manager with MSW, LCSW credentials, along with an HIP board liaison.

 

Our support includes:

  • An apartment with subsidized rent for up to twenty-four months
  • Paid or cost shared utilities
  • A computer and internet connection
  • Individualized case management
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Job search activities
  • Credit counseling referrals
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to professional therapy
  • Access to “dress for success”
  • Access to food pantry of partner organizations
  • Permanent, affordable housing location assistance
  • Registration with area affordable housing waiting lists
  • Security deposit and/or first month’s rent at the time of transition to permanent housing
  • Rental assistance to selected program graduates and area low-income tenants to prevent the loss of housing and homelessness

I couldn’t see beyond the fact that I was homeless and had two children with me.  HIP helped me take the focus off being homeless. They provided me with a wonderful home, furniture, and all the things we needed. I was able to focus on what I needed to get on that road to self-sufficiency, to get back to where I needed to be.

Heather, HIP Client
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