Housing Justice Initiative

The Rev. Michael Bell named to lead housing, business development serving churches across diocese

Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) has hired the Rev. Michael Bell as director of housing and business development, a newly created position key to Bishop John Harvey Taylor’s vision to build affordable residential units on 25 percent of the diocese’s 133 church campuses.

“We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to provide choice and security to those with limited or no housing options,” said James Rothrock, president and CEO of ECS, a century-old diocesan institution that began as the former Episcopal Home retirement residence in Alhambra.

 Read more, here.

St. Michael’s Aparments in Riverside dedication ceremony

Bishop John Harvey Taylor will dedicate St. Michael’s Apartments, a new affordable housing community at St. Michael’s Ministry Center, Riverside, on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m., concluding at about noon.

The project is the first to be developed by the Diocese of Los Angeles in collaboration with Newport Beach-based Community Development Partners and Mercy House, a non-profit housing and supportive services provider based in Orange County.

View the project dedication, here.