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 You are invited to take part in this series of six monthly "MHCH 101" sessions, beginning on March 7, 2023,at 7:00 pm.  You may take part in one or all of them. They will take place in person and via Zoom. 

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Bert Newton, the lead organizer for MHCH, will facilitate the first of six monthly sessions dealing with MHCH's housing justice work and explain how your involvement can make a real difference. This will be a hybrid meeting. Up to 12 people can attend in person at our home, 1628 N. Garfield, Pasadena. Please RSVP You can also attend via Zoom by registering:

2023 State Housing and Homeless Bills—Which ones do we support? And how? 


Tuesday, March 28,

7 pm via zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:


Mee Heh Risdon, Director of Housing, joined A Community of Friends in November 2017, overseeing all a staff of seven in aspects of multifamily housing development for A Community of Friends (ACOF). Prior to this for 20 years, Ms. Risdon doing this work for other affordable housing developers as well as  Senior Loan Officer for a national non­profit intermediary and community development financial institution, originating $83 million in loans for permanent supportive housing and working on supportive housing finance policy. She holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Tech­nology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.


Joe Colletti, PhD is the CEO of the Hub for Urban Initiatives and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena and the co-founder of the seminary's Center for Urban Initiatives. He is also an appointed member of an Advisory Committee to the Legislative created California Interagency Council on Homelessness. His work and teaching largely focuses on the issues of affordable housing, fair housing, and homelessness. He has helped numerous jurisdictions throughout California develop housing and homelessness action plans based on evidence-based, best, promising, and emerging practices and helps to develop legislation and implementation of policy to solve low-income housing and homelessness-related issues.


In case you missed it, you can click here to watch our February 2023  MHCH Forum on Rent Control and our January 2023 MHCH Forum: "Emergency Shelter for Our Unhoused Neighbors: Safe Parking and Safe Haven."

Past  Celebrations


December 2021 - “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Foursquare Gospel Church. 

December 2020 - “There’s No Place Like Home.”

November 2019 - “Affordable Housing Rockstars” - First Baptist Church Pasadena


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