We help congregations maintain their mission and access tools to reevaluate the potential of their property.

Bricks & Mortals: We provide creative and sustaining solutions to help houses of worship thrive amidst the costly and challenging landscape of operating in New York City.

Houses of worship provide rich resources to New York City

regardless of faith, including social services, social justice advocacy, cultural programming, arts space, after-school programs, and community meeting space.

Houses of worship can act as one of few remaining community and public spaces

as space is increasingly privatized and gentrified in New York City.

This list can be used to identify trustworthiness and track record of experts for our use in consultation. We encourage you to reach out to Bricks and Mortals, or the Partnership, to receive thorough consultation.

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Check out the case studies

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Read about how congregations have creatively re-invented their housing sectors.


Read about how congregations have improved their community health utilizing their spaces.

Economic Development

Read about how congregations have re-invented their economic development sectors.


Read about how congregations have brought their community together by re-inventing their space.


Read about how congregations have implemented art and creativity into their space.

Downloadable Resources

Bricks and Mortals RFTF Testimony 01-14-20B&M POLICY STATEMENT to RFTF.PDFNY Faith Community Covid19 Relief Lettercommunity engagement resource
introduction to Local Law 97

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