There is a housing crisis in Pasadena, Los Angeles and America. Despite vacancy rates at a 17-year high, more than 61,000 people do not have housing, including people in our own All Saints Community — and the urgency of this crisis calls us into continued action as agents of change for those who are houseless or housing insecure. Part of that action is becoming both educated and inspired — and so we are dedicating our Rector’s Forums for the next two Sundays to the issues of Houseless and Humanity.
On Sunday, October 15:
We welcome to the Rector’s Forum one of L.A.’s leading housing advocates Dorothy Edwards. Just a few years ago Dorothy lived under a freeway overpass … and she is now is a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Supportive Housing — a national non-profit organization that in the past three years has delivered services to more than 58,000 individuals. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Dorothy’s story of lived experience of houselessness in our community today.
On Sunday, October 22:
The housing crisis in our city has a human face – 575 faces by the last count. Part Two of our two part series on houselessness and humanity will explore what is being done to change that and how can we be a part of the solution. Terry Quigley of Episcopal Communities and Services; City of Pasadena Director of Housing Bill Huang and a representative from Union Station Homeless Services will lead a conversation about what is happening and where we go from here.
10:15 a.m. in the Forum. As always, if you can’t be with us in person, join us via live-stream as part of our growing digital community. For more information call 626.796.1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org