DC Area Churches & Real Estate Development

A positive trend in the Church: using church property to provide housing to low-income neighbors.  This WP article highlights the work of Enterprise Community Partners in helping churches develop their properties.  Also see The Church at Clarendon. (Page slightly out of date).

Article excerpt:
Macedonia Baptist Church has been serving the Arlington, Va. community and Washington, D.C. region in excess of one hundred years. We firmly believe that our faith community should be an integral part of the broader community, and it is a part of our mission to serve beyond the walls of our sanctuary. As part of our comprehensive plan, we recently undertook the challenge of providing needed affordable housing within the Nauck community of Arlington. Along with several key partners, we successfully opened a 36-unit apartment building serving low- and moderate-income residents, with five units reserved for Arlington County Supportive Housing mentally and physically disabled residents. The site also includes an incubator space for several small and start-up businesses in support of economic empowerment.”