BCH Trenton

Better Community Housing of Trenton was established in 1972 by Fr. Brian McCormick and a group of action-oriented neighborhood people in the Wilbur section of Trenton, supported by local parishes.  BCH Trenton was part of the Martin House family of programs and was designed to provide home ownership for the poorest of the poor – those below the 50% median income definition of “poverty."

With Fr. Brian's retirement and the closing of Martin House in 2012, BCH Trenton became a separate entity, with Fr. Brian as a volunteer advisor. BCH Trenton continues its housing work, with 167 homes completed to date, either rehabbed or new construction.  The 100 Homes for 100 Families project, started in 2003, is ongoing.

BCH Trenton Headquarters and Thrift Store at 802 E. State Street, Trenton

BCH Trenton Headquarters and Thrift Store at 802 E. State Street, Trenton

The Vision: The vision of BCHT is to have inner city neighborhoods in Trenton that are safe, clean and stable, where people can afford to live and where residents feel empowered to work together to bring about change and raise children with values, goals, and dignity.  We need new members to help make this happen. Please consider joining by clicking on the e-mail icon below!

Refer to History/Timeline tab for more background. 

Homes on Grant Avenue

Homes on Grant Avenue

Homes on East State Street

Homes on East State Street

Better Community Housing of Trenton

802 East State Street, PO Box 298     Trenton, NJ 08602

Pearleen Waters, Executive Director  609-989-0271

 

Board of Trustees

  • Dorothy Holmes, President                        
  • Jacqueline Meyers, Secretary

 

 

  • Kellie Malloy Foerter
  • Annie Hodges
  • Chris Mazauskas

 

  • Bruce M. Sattin, Esq.
  • Tamika Young, LSW