June 2016 Committee Reports

Hello REIC People!

Read below for the full June 2016 reports from the NYC REIC’s various working committees.

In Solidarity,
-Newsletter Crew

Scoping Workgroup Update

The Scoping Workgroup is developing a set of criteria for projects that the NYC REIC wants to collaborate with local organizers to fund. The general goals for this document are three: (1) clearly communicate an intention for the kinds of projects the REIC wants to work with / support,

(2) communicate why certain projects should be supported, and (3) allow NYC REIC to say NO to some potential investment projects so that we can confidently

RSF Social Finance’s Reimagine Money Blog: Democratic Finance for Affordable Space in NYC

RSF Social Finance Blog Post

Read the full post on the RSF Social Finance’s Reimagine Money Blog HERE.

We have received a grant of $1000 from RSF Social Finance, and would love more gifts and grants to support the incubation phase of the investment cooperative. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please email info@nycreic.com as we can receive tax deductible donations through Spaceworks, our fiscal sponsor.

April 8 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: All-member meeting on Thursday, April 28! NYCREIC’s 1-Year Anniversary!

Hello REIC Members!

It’s our quarterly All-Member Meeting, and our first birthday!

Our next All-Member Meeting will be held Thursday, April 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village. At this meeting, we will be hearing report-backs from our democratically-elected Steering Committee and from our four current workgroups (WGs), as we enter the second quarter of the year. We will also hear from the Community Economic Development Clinic of Fordham Law School, which is generously providing pro bono assistance to navigate challenging legal questions around incorporating and investing together. We will also hear about new committees in

March 4, 2016 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: Meetings Coming Up 3/7, 3/29, & 4/28


Meeting details are first in this message. Scroll down for key updates.

We will be holding a Spring 2016 All-Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, March 7th, 6:30-9pm, at Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center, 11th floor, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (click for map)

If you have been part of a Workgroup, or if you would like to play an active role in the REIC and possibly join a Workgroup, please come. We will be transforming some of our workgroups, creating new ones as needed, and also setting up some committees.

Please also join us if you are interested


Hello REIC Members!

Our next All-Member Meeting will be held Thursday, January 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan (see below for directions). At this meeting, we will be hearing report-backs from working groups, and holding elections for our Steering Committee!

Steering Committee Elections

There are 10 candidates who accepted their nominations to run for the Steering Committee. On Thursday, REIC members will vote for up to 7 candidates, and the 7 names with the most votes will be elected.

The Candidates

Click here to download or view the names and bios of the candidates, or watch

ALL MEMBERS: Register for Our Jan. 28 Steering Committee Elections

At this Quarterly All-Member NYC REIC Meeting, we will hold elections for the Steering Committee and ratify its Charter.

Come early if you are not already a member, and want to join.



The Middle Collegiate Church – 112 2nd Ave New York, New York 10003 – View Map


From 6:00-6:30pm, new members can join. From 6:30-8:30, we will meet, ratify the charter, and hold elections.

What is the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee will be NYC REIC’s first democratically elected

Nominate REIC Steering Committee Members & Come Meet the Candidates on Thurs., Jan 14th!

Hello NYC REIC Members!

This is the Governance Working Group. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are excited for some important updates about what’s been happening with REIC!

Updates on the Steering Committee Charter

The last time we emailed you, we had sent you a list of proposed rights and responsibilities for the Steering Committee that will be elected later this month. We heard incredible feedback from those of you who came to our meeting on December 14th (thank you!!), and since then have been working to incorporate that feedback into a written charter.

As a reminder, the 

Next Governance Meeting: Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm

Hello members of the NYC REIC!

This is Eliza, Sam and Todd, reporting from the Governance working group. We are a relatively new working group (formed at an all working group meeting this past October) that has been charged with formulating a democratic governance structure and bylaws for the REIC. We held an open meeting on November 18th, where we laid out a proposal for electing a Steering Committee in January and developing a charter that would outline the rights and responsibilities this Steering Committee would have.

We have drafted a list of these rights and responsibilities and now we

Great Films to Watch Re: A Right To The City

Here are some great films to watch (maybe in a series this winter / spring for REIC members) to think through past and current struggles for a right to the city:

Creativity and the Capitalist City (NL) https://vimeo.com/49254956

Si Se Puede (Spain)

The Strategy of the Snail (Columbia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TN8C_Z6TOg

It Took 50 (NYC nearly done)

My Brooklyn (NYC)

Right to Wynwood (FL)

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