Northeastern Conference Communications, courtesy North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
On July 21, 2021, Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference president, and G. Alexander Bryant, North American Division president, led out in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Northeastern Towers Annex, a 158-unit affordable housing complex located in Queens, New York, sponsored by the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted by the project’s partners — the Northeastern Conference (NEC), the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), and Mega Development. The administrators of the Atlantic Union Conference and the Greater New York Conference also attended the event, as did city officials, elected officials, community leaders, and other visitors.
Wilson opened the ceremony by noting the importance of creating housing for seniors that generates a sense of stability and community for seniors at all income levels.
Daniel Honoré, president of the Northeastern Conference, noted the success of this unique partnership, saying, "We are delighted to know that 158 elderly residents of New York City are assured a safe, clean and affordable place to live. One third were previously homeless. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to serving the needs of our community and the Northeastern Towers Annex reflects that commitment.”