Holly House Education Sessions

As we approach the time to vote on the sale of Holly House, the Task Force is committed to providing communication, conversations and education to create clarity and transparency about important and relevant issues. In that spirit, there are two important education topics available in coming weeks. Please review and join us as your schedule allows.

Understanding ESUC Values: Dollars and Cents How do we live into our values now and in the future?

To be ready to vote on Holly House in early 2019, we all need to have a solid understanding about the financial health and sustainability of ESUC. Come and listen to Marcy Langrock and Claudia Hirshey talk about the current state of our financial health and the plans to strengthen and sustain our church. Board President Tom Doe (or his designee) will talk about his vision for growth and sustainability over years to come. Understanding these issues is a key part of being fully informed for the upcoming vote. For your convenience, the presentation will be offered twice. Both presentations are currently scheduled to take place in the sanctuary; check the weekly facilities calendar posted outside the RE building for any changes.

  • Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Sunday, December 9, 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Understanding Affordable Housing

Holly House has served as a symbol of our social justice ministries for years and, for many ESUC members, the sale of Holly House is inexorably tied to Affordable Housing. The Holly House Development Task Force intends to offer sale options that include affordable housing development. To make an informed choice, it’s important for East Shore members to understand the unique features and challenges of real estate development for affordable housing agencies. Linda Flanagan Freeburg, head of the Task Force and a 19 year veteran of the affordable housing industry, will present an overview of this complex housing sector. She will cover:

  • The various types of affordable housing
  • How affordable housing development works
  • Funding for projects
  • Housing development project pipeline
  • Risks of development specific to this industry

Carrie Bowman, a member of the Task Force, will give insights gained from a field trip made to tour the Compass Ronald Commons, developed by Compass Housing Alliance in partnership with Ronald United Methodist Church and Hopelink.

Join us Monday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. in the North Room