Who we are

Who is Housing Initiatives of Princeton?

Housing Initiatives of Princeton Charitable Trust (HIP) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that began assisting area families in 2004. HIP helps low-income working families to stay and thrive in the community through generous support from businesses, individuals, partner congregations, agencies, and foundations.

A community-based not-for-profit, HIP manages five homes in the Princeton area and rents them at affordable rates to local families in need.  HIP began as a collaboration among Princeton churches and synagogues, and it continues its legacy of service in the spirit of Princeton’s faith community.

We are now an interfaith and community-based transitional housing organization whose  members are concerned about homelessness and the unmet need for affordable and low-income housing in Princeton. Families facing homelessness are generally referred to HIP by social services agencies or they contact HIP during a general search of affordable housing options. HIP is an all volunteer organization.

“I know now that I can achieve anything my heart desires with perseverance, hope, and a lot of help from God. I went from a woman who was hopeless, scared, unsure, and fearful to an independent, secure woman who is no longer afraid to go after her dreams.”

Sandra, HIP Client