MHCH Advocacy 101: How to help end homelessness and transform our city

11 Sep

If you’d like a PDF version of our “Advocacy 101” Monthly Housing Justice Educational Forum, click here: Advocacy 101 Sept 22

MHCH’s efforts have helped create over a thousand units of affordable housing and over 135 units of permanent supportive housing for those who are unhoused. Join us as we learn from experienced advocates how a faith-rooted approach can help end homelessness and transform our city through decent and affordable housing. Come and learn skills needed to engage our elected officials to make housing and homelessness a priority during this time of economic downturn and pandemic. 

Presenters at our “Advocacy 101” Forum:

Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (Intervarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNet- work. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 40 years of experience in community ministry, including church- based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and leg- islative advocacy. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years. Alexia received her doctoral degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Integral Mission and Global Transformation at Fuller.

Dr. Anthony Manousos is a Quaker peace activist, retired college professor, and co-founder of MHCH along with his wife Jill Shook (whose book Making Housing Happen: Faith-Based Affordable Housing Mod- els he helped to edit). He currently chairs MHCH’s Affordable/Supportive Housing Advocates (ASHA) and successfully led a campaign to convince the Pasadena City Council to approve 69 units of permanent sup- portive housing for seniors at Heritage Square South. Anthony serves on the board of a national Quaker lobby called Friends Committee on National Legislation ( and organizes lobby visits both locally and in DC. He has authored/edited seven books and his many articles have appeared in Quaker and professional journals. He blogs about peace, justice and spirituality at

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