HIP CDBG Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Municipality of Princeton has authorized an agreement with Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) to distribute the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds the town received. These funds will be dedicated to providing Emergency Rental Assistance.
- Must reside in Princeton,
- Inability to pay rent has been caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic,
- Must provide a signed lease and completed application.
To apply, residents can call 609-921-2328 or apply on the HIP website: www.housinginitiativesofprinceton.org
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