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ASHA (Affordable/Supportive Housing Advocates) Subcommittee
In 2018, this subcommittee successfully advocated for the approval of 69 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless seniors at Heritage Square South after a nine-month campaign. On Dec 17th, 2018, the City Council not only approved these units, Mayor Tornek surprised everyone with his recommendation to use the vacant city-own YWCA for homeless housing. This historic landmark was designed by the famous architect Julia Morgan (who also designed the Hearst Castle).
GPAHG’s Homeless Housing Subcommittee is partnering with Union Station, Faith Partnership to End Homelessness and other groups to advocate that the city not only to use this Y for homeless housing but also to create enough homeless housing to reduce our homeless count by at least 50% in the five years. In addition to advocating for homeless housing at the Y, this Subcommittee is supporting the 2018 ordinance that facilitates the conversion of motels to homeless housing by doing community engagement in East Pasadena, where many motels are located and where there is rampant NIMBYism.
If you are interested in joining this effort, contact Anthony Manousos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy this 10 minute video from our 2020
annual event describing the ASHA committee.
Safe Parking Subcommittee
This committee exists to support our current MHCH Safe Parking programs through evaluating and upholding best practice principles, and to spread our model of Safe Parking Program throughout the San Gabriel Valley by identifying and setting up new host sites (primarily on church properties) in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Safe Parking is a free night-time parking program for people living in their vehicles while on a pathway to securing stable housing. Safe parking programs provide case management, security and restroom facilities, and may provide additional services. In Los Angeles County there are over 15,700 persons living in 9100 vehicles (cars, vans, campers, and R.V.s) each night, per the January 2018 L.A. County Homeless Count. Vehicle dwellers represent over 25% of the population of people experiencing homelessness in LA County.
The MHCH Safe Parking program partners with Foothill Unity Center for program coordination and case management. The Safe Parking Program has housed two parkers since it opened its first lot in 2021.
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San Gabriel Valley Community Land Trust
The San Gabriel Valley Community Land Trust was started by MHCH and now has become an indepedent nonprofit with close tties to our organization. http://sangabrielvalleyclt.org/