Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, to get community input.
Community input on strategies that would support the longevity of religious congregations while upholding historic preservation and the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods.
In October, Brewer announced the formation of a task force composed of faith leaders, nonprofit housing developers, and historic preservationists to develop resources to help churches, synagogues, and mosques better manage their real estate challenges. Religious institutions are a bedrock of neighborhood life and identity and serve as a social and cultural resource for thousands of New Yorkers. When religious congregations are faced with real estate challenges and must move or close, the impacts on the surrounding community can be significant.
Since 2014, Brewer’s office has worked to assist them in meeting their challenges by hosting or co-hosting workshops and seminars for members of local religious institutions who are facing the crosscurrents of the real estate boom and their congregations’ more modest financial means.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6-8 pm EET
Harlem Hospital Board Room, 506 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, NY