Each participant of the Intensive is housed in corporate apartments either in Hoboken, New Jersey or Jersey City, New Jersey. These apartments are beautiful, clean and very accessible to the Redeemer offices. Each apartment comes equipped with a full kitchen and there are grocery stores within walking distance.
Housing begins: Friday, September 4 at 5pm you cannot move into your apartment before this time
Housing ends: Thursday, October 1 at 12pm you must be vacated from your apartment by noon
City to City will cover the costs of your individual housing during the Intensive. Your spouses and children are welcome in New York City during the Intensive; however, you must cover the additional cost of housing them.
If you come to New York by yourself, you will be housed at no cost to you in a shared room with another participant of the program -- either in a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment.
If you come with your spouse, you will be housed in either in a one-bedroom or in a two-bedroom apartment with another couple.
If you come with children, we will work out the arrangement with you individually - either to share an apartment with another family or to be housed in an apartment by yourselves. Below is an average breakdown of what you can expect to pay if you decide to bring a spouse / children.
• If you request a one-bedroom apartment for you & your spouse [and infant if applicable] the cost to you will be between $4000 - $4500.
• If you request a two-bedroom apartment to share with your spouse and one other couple, the cost to you will be about $2000.
• If you request a two-bedroom apartment for you and your family, the cost to you will be between $5500-$6000.
One note: We have found that being accompanied by a spouse during the program is very beneficial. It helps alleviate homesickness and also can further draw you and your spouse together as a team in the church planting process.
Bringing small children adds to cost and also comes with challenges due to travel, foreign housing and adjustment to life in New York City. It will be a rewarding experience, but it is good to be aware of the challenges ahead of time so you can be mentally and emotionally prepared.