Margert Community Corporation

Neighborhood Preservation Services and Energy Affordability


About Us

Our Mission

Margert Community Corporation...

was founded in 1980 by the R.C. parishes of St. Mary Star of the Sea, in Far Rockaway, and St. Gertrude's, in Edgemere.

The purpose of the corporation...

is to enable these parishes to serve their communities in the areas of housing, senior citizens, and youth concerns.

The focus of our work...

is to assist poor and lower income individuals and families, and in this way to bring good news, in a practical manner, to the poor. We are currently involved in study and plans that hope to see new, decent and affordable housing built in our communities. Faithful to our mission, we seek housing that will indeed be good news for both homeowners and tenants, and a sign of hope for others. In our plans, we want to be faithful in serving lower income persons by offering decent and affordable housing in an environment that provides the dignity and services that enable them to improve their lives and the lives of their children and families.


Margert Logo

Corporate Docs

Print version of Mission Statement

IRS Letter of Determination

NYS Charities Registration

HUD Approval Certification

NYS HCR CHDO Designation

Margert's Listing in The Wave



View Margert's Code of Ethics and Conduct for housing counseling professionals.

Agency Brochures:

Weatherization Assistance Program

Neighborhood Preservation Program



Dear Ms. Miller,

We would like to thank you and the corporation for the three man crew that you had come to our home for the mold removal.


Our thanks also, to the crew, for the quick and professional work they did. It was tremendous seeing them working with those machines. They were careful to cover things that were exposed like the washing machine and dryer. All mold was removed.


My wife and I would like to convey to you and them that we are fully satisfied and will recommend others to Margert Community Corporation when in need of help.


Mr. & Mrs. Hector Moore, Far Rockaway

Dear Ms. Sosa,


I am writing to thank you and the Margert staff for the help provided to me after Hurricane Sandy.  


The programs offered have been uplifting to my well­ being and have provided me with much comfort.


I truly appreciate your assistance and will be forever grateful.


I thank you for all your assistance.


Ms. Yolanda Dixon, Far Rockaway

Dear Margert Staff,


Thank you so much for your help and assistance in my Hurricane Sandy emergency; it was deeply appreciated.


Thank you all. God Bless.


Ms. Evelyn Scott, Far Rockaway

Margert Community Corporation is a nonprofit, community-based organization that has been providing neighborhood preservation services, housing assistance, and housing counseling to low-income tenants and homeowners, the elderly, and persons with disabilities since 1980. While our primary service area is Far Rockaway, Queens, we also provide vital housing services to Queens County and the NYC Metro Area.


Our Board of Directors

Margert holds its monthly Board of Directors meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month, September thru June, in The McKenna Conference Center on the campus of St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude Parish, in Far Rockaway, Queens.


Rev. Francis Shannon
Administrator, St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude Parish

Deacon Adalberto Montero
St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude Parish

Paul H. Gannon


Hubert Hinds

Harry Leroy

Hank S. Otero

Daisie Rodriquez

Virgilia Schiavone

Honorary Directors

Rev. James K. Cunningham

Our management team

Vision, leadership, teamwork, communication, goal-sharing, results-oriented, responsiveness, honesty, accountability...

The Preservation Program Manual is designed to provide Preservation Program participants with a handbook that explains the requirements, processes and procedures of the Neighborhood Preservation Program.

NYS HCR NPP Manual (2018)

Staff Calendar


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We are the nonprofit housing agency of the Rockaways, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island.