Faith In Action Housing and Development Opportunities

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 " ... I will show you my faith by my works." James 2:18

Combining Passion and Expertise

Faith in Action: Housing and Neighborhood Development –The City of Rochester's latest, and perhaps most ambitious, faith-based initiative promises to be a game changer for our city as we combine the passion of our spiritual community with the expertise of our affordable-housing developers to establish Community Development Corporations (CDC) that will bring new levels of investment to the neighborhoods outside city churches and houses of worship. 

Faith in Action activities. 
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Why Faith In Action is Needed As in many cities across America, Rochester’s churches and houses of worship continue to serve as longstanding anchors of support and stability in our neighborhoods. Our faith leaders are eager to carry their mission beyond the four walls of their worship centers to effect positive change in the lives of their neighbors. They recognize the challenges of Rochester’s housing market as an opportunity to put their faith in action; and they would like to partner with proven development professionals such as yourselves to help them realize their vision.

How You Can Participate

Some of Rochester's houses of worship hold large parcels of land that could be used to construct various types of housing, including affordable housing, supportive housing, housing for seniors, and market rate housing. What's more, many of you have established Community Development Corporations.

The faith-based CDCs represent an incredible, untapped resource as we continue to seek new and innovative strategies to address the most critical needs of Rochester's housing market. By pairing the commitment of our faith leaders with the demonstrated expertise of our development partners, I know we can multiply the power of this resource to bring new and greater levels of prosperity to our neighborhoods. 

Contact Tracey Miller in the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services to obtain information to get started. Call (585) 428-6684 or email Tracey at 

Photo Galleries

Click on the links below to view images from previous Faith In Action Development Opportunities Events 

Faith in Action Development Team

Miller-Tracey-4-15 Tracey Miller
Assistant to the Mayor
 carol wheeler Carol Wheeler
Manager of Housing
(585) 428-6152
 Jill Wiedrick Jill Wiedrick
Manager of Zoning
(585) 428-6914