You’re invited to our March MHCH Housing Justice Forum: Give Churches a chance to build affordable housing!

16 Mar

You’re invited to our MHCH Monthly Housing Justice Educational Forum. Learn how churches are having affordable housing built on their underutilized land,  and how we can make it easier for them to address the housing crisis and thrive.

When: Tuesday, March 23 2021                

7:00 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more info, contact

Housing justice march 2021 picture of Wesley Hall

Above is a picture of Wesley Village, an innovative, adaptive reuse property in Orange County that features multigenerational affordable housing and services in collaboration with the Garden Grove United Methodist Church.


Sarah Walker is a Project Manager, Planning at National Community Renaissance based in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  National Community Renaissance (CORE) is one of the nation’s largest non-profit affordable housing developers with a 20-year track record in community revitalization. CORE promotes the future economic and social transformation of communities by building quality, affordable housing combined with best practice social services to improve the self-sufficiency of its residents. Sarah will discuss the benefits and opportunities for congregation seeking to have affordable housing built on their property.

As the leader of the Arroyo Group, a 40-year-old planning and urban design firm that planned Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, and the Civic Center, Philip Burns brings the firm’s resources to the Congregational Land Committee to analyze and write zoning, secure entitlements, build consensus with community leaders and neighbors, and facilitate dialogues within churches. Philip has prepared transit-oriented development plans, zoning ordinances and transportation plans for Metro and the cities of Pasadena, Compton and Inglewood, among others. Having served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, Philip is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is the leader of children and youth ministry at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

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