High Housing Costs Hurt Houses of Worship, Too

Churches understand what it means to serve. To sacrifice. They care for their congregants and their communities without fanfare or reward. Until they can’t anymore.

Declining church attendance is already more the rule than the exception. Add on a housing crisis, and mere survival has become increasingly difficult for churches in the Bay Area, as illustrated in this recent story in The Mercury News. The story spotlights several congregations struggling to find a place to meet in a region with rising rents and prohibitive costs to buy or build.

DCG Strategies has been serving faith-based clients for years. We’ve helped them figure out how to plan ahead for building maintenance, stay clear of tax and insurance headaches by checking their property records, and renegotiate tenant leases within their building to raise revenue.

We also, as the Mercury News story points out, help congregations redevelop their properties, transforming them into consistent revenue generators that help fund the church’s ministry and add vibrancy to the community.

If you’re looking for a creative solution to your property situation, contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation.