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. 

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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

Heather Rim

https://youtu.be/YaNXpThglME

SATURDAY DEC 5 PROGRAM with links to videos

Full Saturday Program Link: https://youtu.be/uaJJBqej8GM

There's No Place Like Home (Animation) -

Opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4D1wm3BK3o

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

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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:

Education

One-day Housing Justice Institutes.

Educational initiatives such as our monthly GPAHG meetings, advocacy trainings and other public events.

Advocacy

North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative.

Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group (GPAHG)

Advisement

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.

Organizing

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

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