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Local Nonprofit to Celebrate Local Affordable Housing Efforts

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 | 11:42 am
Photo courtesy Making Housing and Community Happen

Making Housing and Community Happen, a Pasadena-based nonprofit that has been committed to housing justice, will host “A Change is Going to Come,” a celebration that will focus on successful efforts to address the housing crisis in Pasadena and beyond.

The event will be held twice. First, online at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30, and then from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Foursquare Gospel Church.

“We are excited about the future of affordable housing both in our city and state,” says Dr. Anthony Manousos, co-founder of MHCH.

“The governor has signed 31 bills to address the housing crisis, and our city has over 1,300 units of affordable housing in the ‘pipeline,’ on the way to being built. With our collaborative partnerships the homeless count has dropped by 56% in the past ten years. Nevertheless, 527 people experiencing homelessness were counted in the last homeless count (not including 700 homeless PUSD students and 19% of Pasadena City College students. A lot more needs to be done to end chronic homeless and ensure a decent, affordable home for everyone, but we feel that our state and city are moving in the right direction.”

The celebrations will focus on successful efforts to address the housing crisis in Pasadena and beyond.

This year Pastor Brita Pinkston (Pasadena Foursquare Church), Ed Washatka (Pasadena Housing Justice Coalition and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress or POP!), Rick Cole (former mayor of Pasadena, also with POP!) and Margaret Muñoz (Abundant Housing) will receive the “Housing Justice Rockstar” awards from MHCH.

The event will also include videos and live music.

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