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 three apartments 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.