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.
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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!
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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
Bruce M. Sattin, Esq.
Tamika Young, LSW
BCHT Advisory Board: Kienna Childs Alexander, Russell DiNardo, Pegeen Lanahan, Linda Smythe Oliaro