Churches nationwide have used federal relief funds to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but small Haitian churches in Brooklyn have been locked out, some pastors said. Now, they are asking the government to help.
The Evangelical Crusade Christian Church spearheaded the effort to construct the $45 million development, named the Bishop Philius and Helen Nicolas Senior Residence, at 1488 New York Avenue. The application deadline is Jan. 28.
For nearly 50 years, the Evangelical Crusade Christian Church in East Flatbush has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s Haitian community. It has been a sanctuary not only for worshippers who call it their home church, but for area residents of social and spiritual need. The go-to stop for politicians on the campaign trail and place for high-profile funerals and festive cultural displays alike.
Haitian churches and community-based organizations throughout Miami-Dade County hosted “Souls to the Polls” faith-based events, in final attempts to encourage Black voter turnout before Election Day.