Upcoming Events

Feb
07
2024
Zoom Event

February Membership Meeting

Our next Membership Meeting is on February 7th! We'll be hearing a case study on sharing your congregation with an arts organization and two new resources.

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Past Events

Jan
18
2024
Zoom Event

Affordable Housing Partnership Open House

Join the Partnership for Faith-Based Housing & Community Development's Open House on Thursday, January 18th from 3-5pm to learn about one of the most crucial phases in the development process, pre-development.

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Dec
06
2023
Community Gathering

Faith-Based Housing and Development Forum

A conversation with area experts on how to begin the process of starting a project, financing your development deal, land use, landmarks and air rights, affordable housing, senior housing, workforce development housing, and home ownership.

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Dec
06
2023
Zoom Event

December Membership Meeting

Our next Membership Meeting is on December 6th! We'll be hearing case studies on security at houses of faith, and from the New York Landmarks Conservancy on their resources for houses of faith.

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Nov
14
2023
Community Gathering

Bricks and Mortals Networking and Cocktails

Join us for a night of mingling, connecting, and sipping delicious cocktails at Bricks and Mortals Networking and Cocktails

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Sep
27
2023
Zoom Event

September Membership Meeting

Decoding the Updates to Local Law 97 with the NYC Accelerator, Space Sharing and Mission-Based Work at St. Paul and St. Andrew case study, and updates on the working group.

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May
02
2023
Zoom Event

Affordable Housing 101: Guidance for the Faith Community

The faith community is uniquely well positioned to play a substantial role partnering with the City to respond to the affordable housing crisis but many congregations don't know where to begin. This event will connect the faith community with non-profit organizations they can partner with to develop affordable housing.

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Sep
09
2022
In Person Meeting

Public Sanctuaries: A Case For Redefining the Black Church as Public Space

Public Sanctuaries: A Case for Redefining The Black Church as Public Space considers the many ways planners, developers and clergy members can protect and honor Black Churches as historical, cultural and political centers.

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Aug
16
2022
Zoom Event

NYDIS Lunch and Learn -- Providing Emotional and Spiritual Care for Climate Anxiety

An increasing number of people, especially youth, are dealing with anxiety related to the climate crisis. Nobuko Hori, a trained Zen Buddhist, climate activist, and Project Collaborator at the NJ Interfaith Center for Cancer Care, will lead a conversation on the emotional and spiritual care needs of people struggling with climate grief.

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Aug
08
2022
Zoom Event

NYDIS Lunch and Learn -- Conversations with Congregations: Public Health Impacts of Climate Change

NYC faces serious public health risks from extreme weather events such as heat waves and coastal storms. NYC Department of Health’s Climate Health Director Munerah Ahmed, MPH, will describe the public health impacts on NYC because of the climate crisis and the disproportionate impact of these risks on dis-invested communities.

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Jul
29
2022
Zoom Event

NYDIS Lunch and Learn: Flood Insurance for NYC Houses of Worship

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Jul
15
2022
Zoom Event

NYDIS Lunch and Learn: Green Your House of Worship: Save $ and Increase Resiliency

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May
19
2022
Zoom Event

Before You Sign...

Many congregations find themselves in the development process unsure about how to proceed. This workshop is designed to help you discern your mission as a congregation, understand how your property can further that mission, and advocate for your congregation and your interests when you are talking to a real estate developer.

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Mar
29
2022
Zoom Event

Preparing Your House of Faith for New Environmental Laws: Bringing Your House of Worship Into Compliance and Building a Sustainable Future

New environmental laws will bring new energy efficiency regulations and requirements for buildings in New York City, including houses of worship.

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Mar
01
2022
Zoom Event

Preparing Your House of Worship for New Environmental Laws: What They Mean for FBOs and a More Sustainable NYC

New environmental laws will bring new energy efficiency regulations and requirements for buildings in New York City, including houses of worship. Faith-based organizations do have alternative paths to compliance, but must take action now!

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Jan
20
2022
Zoom Event

Who is My Neighbor (January 2022)

This seminar will discuss ways to utilize your assets including energy initiatives, creative approaches to space use and space rental, and affordable housing development - including access to technical support and potentially to forgivable pre-development loans to support viable affordable housing projects. 

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Oct
04
2021
Zoom Event

Accessing Tax Exemptions (English and Urdu)

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Jun
14
2021
Zoom Event

Accéder aux exonérations fiscales religieuses (French Version)

Bricks and Mortals a co-organisé « Accéder aux exonérations fiscales religieuses à New York » avec le Muslim Community Network (MCN), le ministère des Finances de New York et le NYC Center for Faith and Community

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Jun
14
2021
Zoom Event

Accessing Religious Tax Exemptions (English Version)

Bricks and Mortals co-hosted "Accessing Religious Tax Exemptions in NYC" along with the Muslim Community Network (MCN), the NYC Department of Finance, and the NYC Center for Faith and Community Partnerships

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May
17
2021
Zoom Event

Real Estate Planning 101 for Communities of Faith

B+M Quarterly Event cosponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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Mar
23
2021
Zoom Event

Theologies of Bricks and Mortals

Please join Bricks and Mortals for a Quarterly Learning Session and NYSCOC "Who is My Neighbor" Seminars for what will be a fascinating panel discussion on "Theologies of Bricks and Mortals." Panelists -- including the renowned New School Professor Mindy Fullilove -- will discuss both theological and practical implications of houses of faith serving their larger communities. This seminar will seek to build on the theological insights of the "Who is My Neighbor" Seminars, Dr. Mindy Fullilove's work on "root shock," and Rev. Dr. Schaper's work on "removing the pews." Relevant to both urban and rural participants, we will draw on this first generation thinking as part of our bridging our rural-urban divide.

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Jan
21
2021
Zoom Event

Who is My Neighbor Presentation with the Presbytery of NYC

This zoom presentation Introduces the opportunities and engagements within the Presbytery of NYC and goes over the overview of the work of the PARTNERSHIP FOR FAITH-BASED AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

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Nov
02
2020
Zoom Event

Sharing Your Sacred Space Now and Post-Covid (Bricks and Mortals Quarterly Event & NYSCOC "Who Is My Neighbor" Seminar Series)

This zoom meeting is for congregations who wish to more fully use their existing property for mission and seek to diversify their income stream to support their ministry.

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