Request for Preliminary Project Proposals for State Local Housing Trust Funds - Deadline: 7/23/21

This Request for Preliminary Proposals (RFPP), announces the potential availability of State of California Local Housing Trust Funds (LHTF) provided by the City of Pasadena (City). The City is seeking preliminary proposals for the development of affordable rental housing projects from qualified and experienced affordable housing developers. The solicitation of preliminary proposals through this RFPP is the first step of a two-step application process. The second step, which will be contingent on the City receiving an LHTF award from the... continue reading »"Request for Preliminary Project Proposals for State Local Housing Trust Funds - Deadline: 7/23/21"

2nd Unit ADU Program Announcement

The Pasadena Second Unit ADU Program is a new affordable housing initiative that incentivizes homeowners to create an affordable rental unit on their property. The program offers homeowners “Comprehensive Assistance” for financing, designing, permitting, and constructing a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in the City of Pasadena.  Specifically the program provides financial assistance to build an ADU through new construction or garage conversion.  Assistance is also available to rehabilitate and bring up to code an existing unpermitted “granny flat” or illegal... continue reading »"2nd Unit ADU Program Announcement"

Emergency Rental Assistance Notification

Trouble Paying Rent Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic? The City of Pasadena’s Housing Department can help. The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is available for eligible households financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERA can provide grants for up to three (3) months worth of past due rent, not to exceed $4,500 total. This program is available to renters residing in Pasadena, who have a current lease, and have notified their landlords of their inability to pay due to... continue reading »"Emergency Rental Assistance Notification"

Landlord-Tenant Newsletter December 2019 issue

Landlord News New State Laws Limit Rent Increases, Require Just Cause Eviction, Include Rental Assistance as Source of Income in Prohibiting Discrimination The State of California recently passed AB 1482, which caps rent increases in areas without rent control to 5% + the local inflation factor, currently 3.3% in Los Angeles County. The bill also prohibits eviction without just cause. Statewide, this law takes effect on January 1, 2020. However, the City of Pasadena has adopted an ordinance bringing AB... continue reading »"Landlord-Tenant Newsletter December 2019 issue"