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Presbyterian Church Discusses Housing Solutions With ‘Faithful in L.A.’

As Christians, what does it mean to be faithful in L.A.?
La Cañada Presbyterian Church is presenting a four-part series that will explore housing, one of the thorniest set of challenges facing L.A. County, with four leading experts who will cover a breadth of housing issues confronting La Cañada Flintridge and surrounding communities, as well as faith-based solutions that are being pursued.
The series is titled “Faithful in L.A.: Exploring the Issues and Solutions Around Housing,” and its speakers will bring front-line experience and knowledge of the complexities of the issues, including the roots and history of post-war housing in L.A., as well as ways to participate in the solutions.
Kicking off the series, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at noon, is Rev. Megan Katerjian, who will present “Exploring the Many Faces of Homelessness.” Katerjian is CEO of Door of Hope, a Christian nonprofit based in Pasadena that serves Los Angeles County. Door of Hope is one of the only homeless providers that can shelter any kind of family together in their own private unit.
The second session will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. and feature Becky Nicolaides, a local historian and author. Her book “New Suburbia: How Diversity Remade Suburban Life in Los Angeles after 1945” has just been released this month by Oxford University Press. Nicolaides is a research affiliate at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and will speak on “Exploring the History of our Suburbs.”
All programs are open to the public and will be held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday’s program will include an optional lunch. To register for the lunch or for more information, visit lacanadapc.org/
The remaining schedule of the series, includes:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31 — “Exploring Access to Home Ownership,” Jasmin Shupper, founder of Greenline Housing Foundation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7 — “Exploring Housing Solutions as a Matter of Faith,” Jill Shook, co-founder of Making Housing and Community Happen
    The presentations will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and the Q&A will be held from 7:15 pm. to 7:30 p.m., with an optional dinner beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at La Cañada Presbyterian Church (626 Foothill Blvd.). To register for the dinner, visit lacanadapc.org.

    First published in the January 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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