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Yes. Princeton Hot Spot is available in all municipal buildings for the public’s use. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions for use.
Princeton Hot Spot is available at the Community Park Pool complex for the public’s use. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions for use.
No. Princeton does not have rent control.
Yes, however, room and flat rentals require Zoning Department approval first. Please contact the Zoning Department at 609-921-1359 before registering with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection.
All rental properties should be registered with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. Multiple-family dwellings that contain interior common areas, such as hallways, laundry rooms, or basements, must have a fire inspection of the common areas once per year. Please contact the Bureau of Fire Safety for more information. The individual apartments, however, are required to be registered and inspected by the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs.
Yes. Whenever there is a change of ownership, homeowners are required to register with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. The property owner shall have the property inspected and obtain a one-time Certificate of Inspection for Rental compliance.
Single and two-family rental properties are inspected every two years and are issued a Certificate of Compliance that is valid for two years from the date of inspection, even if you have a change in tenants during that time.
Owner-occupied exempt rentals are required to obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide, and Kitchen Fire Extinguisher whenever there is a change of tenants.
Please contact the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspections at 609-454-4756 to be sure you apply for the correct certificate.
Any infraction of any deed restrictions, controls, and/or Princeton Affordable Housing Rules and Regulations may result in criminal, civil, and/or financial consequences, including the loss of your Affordable property.
All of Princeton’s Affordable sales properties have deed restrictions that impact the property. Some of the most important deed restrictions are:
All of Princeton’s resales units are occupied by homeowners. The length of the wait time is dependent upon a homeowner’s decision to move. Princeton uses a random selection process to ensure that its program is an Equal Housing Opportunity.
When a property becomes available, Princeton sends out notification letters, at the same date and time, to those applicants on the waitlist who are household-size and income-appropriate to the property being offered. Availability is also posted on the Princeton website. Applicants are required to respond immediately to the notification by calling the Affordable Housing office to leave a message on the voice mail system. Interviews are scheduled in the order in which the calls were received.
Princeton’s program is unique in that the Purchase Price calculation is based on housing costs that cannot exceed 28% of gross household income. Housing costs include:
Housing costs do not include utilities, food, or other household costs.
Princeton offers no guarantee or representation of unit availability for every applicant. Qualification and selection is made on the basis of criteria including, but not limited to:
Princeton’s applicant wait-list for purchases is an open list. If your gross household income and household size fall within Region 4 Income limits, you may be eligible for Princeton’s income-based purchasing program. Please submit an application online or mail it to the Affordable Housing office located at:1 Monument DrivePrinceton, NJ 08540
Princeton’s Affordable Housing Purchase Program is unique in several ways: