Affordable Housing Rental Program

The Municipal Housing Liaison serves as an initial point of contact for unsolicited calls to the municipality about affordable housing and where appropriate directs applicants to the Administrative Agent. There are several administrative agents that administer affordable housing rental units in Princeton. Currently the administrative agents and the sites they manage, are as follows:

  • Princeton Community Housing: 609-924-3822
    • Princeton Community Village
    • Elm Court (Senior Housing)
    • Harriet Bryan House (Senior Housing)
    • Griggs Farm Rentals
    • Palmer Square 
    • Merwick Stanworth
  • Community Grants Planning and Housing:  609-664-2769 Ext. 19
  • Shamco Management:   718-856-4900
    • Copperwood
  • The Triad Associates: 856-690-9590
    • Carnevale
  • StudioHillier  609-688-9999
    • Waxwood 
  • Conifer LLC ( Administrative agent) - 609 874-7267  

Rental Process

Those interested in affordable rentals can complete this Online Application . This pre-application form has links to all administrative agents. Administrative Agents must be contacted by phone or email. 

Once the pre-application form is received the Administrative Agent will pre-qualify applicants in the applicant pool for income eligibility and sends either a rejection letter to those over income or a preliminary approval letter to those who appear income-eligible.  

Applications on the waiting list will be randomly selected, through a lottery, to create a pool of applicants for the next available rental unit. 

The Administrative Agent will notify applicant households in writing of certification or denial within 20 days of the determination.  

Once certified, households are further screened to match household size to bedroom size. 

Certified households that are approved for a rental affordable housing unit will sign a Disclosure Statement and any other applicable documents, which are held in the applicant file. Applicants then make an appointment with the leasing agent.  Applicant households seeking rental units proceed with a credit check, which is generally conducted by the developer, affordable housing sponsor or landlord.  If approved, the applicant will sign the lease, pay the first month’s rent and the security deposit and receive the keys. 

 The certified household will then move into the affordable rental unit.