Mission

 

The MISSION of Better Community Housing of Trenton is...

To create safe, quality housing in the Wilbur Section of Trenton that poor people can afford to buy or rent – that is, at substantially lower prices than "low-income" homes provided by other groups.

To serve the local residents and to avoid the displacement that occurs to poor people as a result of gentrification.

To end multi-generational poverty by empowering residents to gain control of their lives and community and to develop a stable family life, leading to improved educational performance for children and job performance for adults.

 

Two of the 20 new homes completed on East State Street in 2011, now called Father Brian McCormick Court

Two of the 20 new homes completed on East State Street in 2011, now called Father Brian McCormick Court

The vision of Better Community Housing of Trenton is to have inner city neighborhoods in Trenton that are safe 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.  

BCH Trenton fought to have a junkyard removed so Greg Grant Park could be built across from new homes on East State Street

BCH Trenton fought to have a junkyard removed so Greg Grant Park could be built across from new homes on East State Street

Goals

 

The specific goals of Better Community Housing of Trenton are:

▪   To empower low-income Wilbur Section residents to transform their lives and earn the American Dream through affordable homeownership, education in homeownership skills, and community action.

▪   To allow families to accumulate assets as a means of ending multi-generational poverty.

▪   To increase the sense of community and commitment to the community in the Wilbur Section, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for all residents. Community meetings take place every other month at 6:30 pm in our community room on the third Wednesday of the month, starting in January of each year.

▪   To facilitate training in the trades and use “sweat equity” to help the residents learn skills to care for their own homes and to expose them to the construction trades, thus creating entrance level job opportunities for them.

 

BCH Trenton Mission as Stated in Bylaws: The principal mission of Better Community Housing of Trenton, Inc. (BCHT) is the planning, development, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and management of practical, sustainable homeownership, rental, transitional and special needs housing, very affordable to low-and very low-income families of the City of Trenton and Mercer County, NJ.  Also, where appropriate, BCHT actively supports and/or engages in related community development of at-risk urban neighborhoods in the BCHT service area and for the benefit of local, economically/socially-challenged residents.