Despite COVID, Making Housing and Community Happen (MHCH) has been thriving and has had significant successes. This year on Dec. 4-6 MHCH celebrated its annual event “There’s No Place Like Home” online with music, stories and presentations about our housing justice work. Nearly 200 people showed up for these events–people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds, united by a common concern for ending homelessness and housing insecurity. You can see the full videos of each night, edited by our talented assistant Morgan Tucker:
FRIDAY, Dec 4th, 2020 : “Affordable/Supportive Housing and Building Affordable Housing on Congregational Land.” Emcee, Anthony Manousos. https://youtu.be/Ee5uzGRfidU
SATURDAY, Dec 5th, 2020: “Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Community Land Trust (CLT).” Emcee, Bert Newton. https://youtu.be/uaJJBqej8GM
SUNDAY, December 6th, 2020: “Safe Parking and North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative.” Emcee, Jill Shook. https://youtu.be/Oa64pEbE14g
You can also see individual video presentations by scrolling down.
We’re seeking to raise $25,000 to support our housing justice work in 2021, and we’re now three quarters of the way to our goal. Please consider making a contribution, especially on a recurring basis. That’s what provides our organization with financial stability.
FRIDAY DEC 4 PROGRAM with links to videos
Full Friday Program Link: https://youtu.be/Ee5uzGRfidU
"There's No Place Like Home"(Animation with music by Elvis )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4D1wm3BK3o
Affordable/Supportive Housing Advocates (ASHA) Team https://youtu.be/Db5JPGx3nzM
Mythbuster on Affordable Housing - Teresa Eilers https://youtu.be/jjmUeQUfUkQ
Congregational Land Subcommittee https://youtu.be/Qhr4K49Obgo
Andre White's Housing Story/Spoken Word "Breathe"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw1z-xQ9lno
Areta Crowell (Pasadena Presbyterian Church) https://youtu.be/l3f61Xs-TQc
Bert Newton's Housing Story https://youtu.be/-6tlvxaK_CE
Award - Council member Margaret McAustin https://youtu.be/pJSwj36xGFM
Music Video by John York and Barry McGuire - "California Dreamin' "/"Tramp on the Street"https://youtu.be/A31LHKf2Z2Y
SATURDAY DEC 5 PROGRAM with links to videos
Full Saturday Program Link: https://youtu.be/uaJJBqej8GM
There's No Place Like Home (Animation) -
ADU Video https://youtu.be/amgGRfLdK-Y
Anne Marie's Housing Story https://youtu.be/E0xjTey3TLk
Brita Pinkston Video https://youtu.be/qXg2BbXEtHQ
Community Land Trust (CLT) Subcommittee https://youtu.be/PQiExXp_z_I
John Deron Johnson Video https://youtu.be/jjwjGRfyRD4
Award - John Kennedy https://youtu.be/8bfxxq3pHv0
Award - Allison Henry https://youtu.be/ej8q40mf1h8
Music Video John York and Barry McGuire- "Day for a Daydream"/"One Step from Homeless"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPn5u16IkHw
Heather Rim https://youtu.be/YaNXpThglME
SUNDAY DEC 6 PROGRAM with links to videos
Full Sunday Program Link: https://youtu.be/Oa64pEbE14g
There's No Place Like Home (Animation) - Opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4D1wm3BK3o
Safe Parking Video https://youtu.be/ykBu9e8sh1M
Methodist UMC https://youtu.be/NDlpVSLC1iw
North Fair Oaks - Thanks, David! https://youtu.be/InYCC-wMV-o
Gilbert Walton Video https://youtu.be/dn0kJBZaV0E
Music Video # 3 - Bob Dylan/Tramp on the Street https://youtu.be/9KvWa71oRj4
Cynthia Kirby Housing Story https://youtu.be/Bj0q5cUD51E
Heather Rim https://youtu.be/YaNXpThglME
During this uncertain time, we at MHCH are working to make sure that everyone has access to decent, affordable, and safe housing. It’s a huge task and we need your help.
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. We welcome one-time donations of any amount. We also hope you will also consider becoming a monthly sustaining partner as we diligently seek to address the severe housing crisis.
It is preferable to send large donations by check to reduce online fees and so we can thank you personally. Checks should be made out to “Social Good” with MHCH in the subject line.
Making Housing and Community Happen c/o Jill Shook
1628 N. Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
We use a four-pronged approach to address the growing homeless and housing crisis:
One-day Housing Justice Institutes.
Educational initiatives such as our monthly GPAHG meetings, advocacy trainings and other public events.
North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative.
Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group (GPAHG)
The Congregational Land Committee was created to assist churches in exploring the feasibility of using some their property to build affordable housing, often at no cost to the church.
North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative. Listening to and organizing around the community’s stories, dreams and concerns; developing leaders able to equip other leaders, leaders who see and feel the pain, visualize the community and church assets, and who are able to establish appropriate partnerships, such as affordable housing developers, and other nonprofits like LA Voice.
To learn more, visit: https://www.makinghousinghappen.org/mission.