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 a Princeton townhouse we own, or in a unit owned by the municipality of Princeton. 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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