MASH - Municipal Assistance, Solutions, and Hiring

MASH: 626-744-7627

The MASH Maintenance Trainee application is currently open and will close on January 16, 2020. This application is for both maintenance and clerical work. You can apply here


Municipal Assistance, Solutions, and Hiring (MASH), consisting of men and women in a unique training program, provides numerous services to home owners as well as business owners and city departments.

Services provided by MASH include the following:

  • Emergency/Disaster Response Assistance
  • Minor Home Repair
    • Paint exterior of homes
    • Replace Broken Windows
    • Rodent Proofing
    • Repair Screens


MASH is available free for qualified applicants.  Qualification is based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be owner/occupant of single family residence (renter occupied or multi-family residences are not eligible)
  • Must be residents of the City of Pasadena
  • Must meet the financial criteria imposed by the Federal Government, Housing and Urban Development Department.(HUD)


MASH Services

Emergency Disaster Response Assistance

MASH crews are called in by other city departments to assist residences in times of need. For instance, they help relocate family members and belongings when fire or other health issues necessitate; sandbag hillsides during heavy rain storms; evacuate neighborhoods when fire threatened; demolition of earthquake damaged chimneys.

Training Opportunity

MASH provides a unique training program. It is an opportunity for otherwise unskilled adults (18 years and older) to gain those skills and work habits necessary to obtain a permanent job. Some trainees have obtained careers with the City of Pasadena, while others have gone on to other places of employment. Flyers are posted at City Hall in the Human Resources offices when recruiting. The application procedure includes submitting an application, and passing both a written and physical exam. An eligibility list is created from all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are them notified when positions are open for the one year (possibly two year) assignment. For questions, please call the MASH offices at (626) 744-7627.


Report Issues to the City OnLine

You may report needed repairs and other issues online through the  Pasadena Citizen Service Center.   Get information about or submit a service request for:

Citizen Service Center
  • Animal Control Issues
  • Code Compliance
  • Garbage & Graffiti
  • Park & Tree Maintenance
  • Public Transportation Issues
  • Street & Sidewalk Issues
  • Food Safety & Parking
  • General Comments & more …

To use the service, go to the Citizen Service Center and click on “Submit a Request.”   Once you have submitted the request you will be contacted by the appropriate department.

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MASH Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Every other Friday 6:30 – 3:00 p.m.


2783 Eaton Canyon Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7627
TTD (626) 744-4371

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MASH Contacts

Greg Kwolek (Program Coordinator III)
(626) 744-7628

Hilda Acosta (Administrative Specialist)
(626) 744-7627

Vahek Muradian (MASH Supervisor)
(626) 744-7625