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A bridge between homelessness and hope
The Ruth Thurmond Scott Rental Assistance Fund
Help us reach our inaugural goal by making your tax deductible contribution to this fund today!
In grateful recognition of Ruth Thurmond Scott's outstanding and dedicated 11 years of service, the HIP Board of Trustees has established the Ruth Thurmond Scott Rental Assistance Fund. This fund will be earmarked to pay rent in arrears, first monthís rent/security deposit for qualifying area families, helping them to avoid homelessness and remain in our vibrant community.
We are grateful to our many supporters who made gifts at this fallís HIP Rent Party, totaling more than $8,000! Please help us reach our inaugural goal of $15,000, by making your tax deductible donation today. In doing so, you will be helping HIP to build on Ruth's legacy to ensure that Princeton remains a diverse community where low-income working families can thrive.Make a donation online or by mailing a check payable to Housing Initiatives of Princeton, "RTS RA Fund" in memo to:
Housing Initiatives of Princeton
33 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Neighbors Helping NeighborsHousing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) is dedicated to transitioning low-income working families who are facing imminent homelessness to permanent housing and sustained self-sufficiency. HIP also helps to prevent homelessness for low-income working families who fall behind in their rent. Your tax-deductible support helps to offset expenses such as rent, utilities, and professional case management services for our clients.
“When I found the program, I was in a terrible situation, no place to live, we did not have enough money for rent, and I get a divorce from the kids’ father…we are homeless for a couple of months. When Miss Ruth gave us the keys to the new home and the kids went inside the apartment--we did not know the apartment, one of my kids started to cry, because it was more than we are expecting, basically, like magic we received a home.” ---Shenny
After moving out of HIP housing, this family has established roots in Princeton, living in an affordable housing community in town. The mother has stable, full-time employment while the sons are thriving in Princeton Public Schools.