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Path (People Assisting the Homeless) Hosts Fourth Annual Making It Home Tour

Experience a Virtual Guided Tour Celebrating the Meaning of Home

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) hosts their fourth annual Making It Home Tour on Saturday, June 5, 2021, a virtual, guided journey through the homes of PATH supporters and residents across California. The virtual compilation of unique home tours and personal interviews celebrates the meaning of home after a year of accelerated homelessness due to COVID-19.

In March 2020, staying inside to keep local communities safe was paramount, and having a home was a privilege. Last year, PATH provided services to more than 26,000 people and helped 1,800 people move into their own homes.

“While we have made many adjustments this year, including teleworking and virtual events, one thing has remained the same: our mission to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. The Making it Home Tour provides vital funds to sustain our work and an opportunity to showcase what home means to our supporters and the people we serve”, said Joel John Roberts, PATH CEO.

The Making It Home Tour will feature historic and architectural gems throughout

 California, including the famed Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.’s Warwick Evans House in Brentwood and one of the esteemed Architect Jeff Shelton’s Santa Barbara properties.

In addition to in-depth tours of each home, attendees will tour PATH Housing Sites in San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego and also gain access to interactive DIY home, decor, and design workshops from A&J Floral Designs, Loft & Bear Vodka and BobCat Room.

For ultimate viewing pleasure, special event packages are also available, mailed to each participant’s home the week of the event. Event packages include exclusive PATH wine glasses, wine from noteworthy California vineyards, travel-safe charcuterie items courtesy of Trader Joe’s, and more!

The Making It Home Tour streams on June 5, 2021 from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. PST. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/path-making-it-home-tour-tickets-142755408269. All proceeds will go toward PATH’s mission of ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities.

Event sponsors include Variety, 805 Living, Urban Catalyst, Consumer Insights Group, The Tyler Family and Baked It Myself. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carley Berkowitz, Community Event Specialist at PATH, at carleyb@epath.org.

Elected Official Briefing On Homelessness With PATH Santa Barbara

On Friday, April 23rd, People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) leadership will brief elected officials and their staff on the work PATH is doing in the Santa Barbara region to address homelessness.

The event will include presentations from PATH staff on pandemic impacts, Project Homekey, interim housing, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, and employment. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions.

PATH Santa Barbara operates the former Casa Esperanza Interim Housing site, which provides a variety of services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness that include employment, outreach, housing navigation, interim housing, and rapid rehousing.

In 2020, PATH Santa Barbara helped the County open a 68-room, COVID-19 emergency motel for our unhoused neighbors in fragile physical health. Additionally, the interim housing site began the first of a two-phase renovation project which will create a more welcoming, trauma- informed environment to support our residents’ healing process.

Invitees include the offices of Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Alex Padilla, Congressman Salud Carbajal, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, State Senator Monique Limon, Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, Assemblymember Steve Bennett, Supervisor, Debbie Arnold, Supervisor Das Williams, Supervisor Matt LaVere, Mayor Cathy Murillo, Mayor Heidi Harmon, Mayor Sofia Rubalcava, Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, Councilmember Mike Jordan, Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez, Councilmember Kristen Sneddon, Councilmember Eric Friedman, and Councilmember Meagan Harmon.     

About PATH

Founded in 1984, PATH is committed to ending homelessness for individuals, families, and communities in California. We do this by building affordable supportive housing and providing homeless services in more than 140 cities across the state. Our services support nearly 20 percent of the state’s population experiencing homelessness. Since 2013, PATH has helped more than 11,800 people move into permanent homes. More information at www.epath.org.