Breaking New Ground through Affordable Housing
Transforming Lives, Churches and Cities
We are breaking new ground with our affordable housing efforts this summer. We are celebrating the groundbreaking of Heritage Square South, 69 units of supportive housing for homeless seniors, that we successfully advocated for. We are excited that our Community Land Trust team has formed a groundbreaking nonprofit to carry forward its work in the San Gabriel Valley. Our Congregational Land team now has over 57 churches interested in having affordable housing built on their underutilized land, and a church in Laguna Beach is on the verge of moving forward with its project.
The pastor and a trustee of this church wrote of Phil Burns and Andre White, members of the MHCH Congregational Land team: ....Many churches are facing a precipice. Innovation is necessary. With declines in membership and funding in the last four years, we faced a huge challenge….Not only have we benefited from the deep land use and real estate expertise, we have also enjoyed their willingness to think creatively and strategically. I can’t think of any better examples of innovative leadership.”