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"

Hope Through Housing: Homeless Father, Daughter Get New Start at Marv’s Place in Pasadena

Daniel wanted nothing more than to provide a nurturing home and a bright future for his daughter.  But the reality of a back injury and job loss challenged that dream. With his 4-year-old daughter, Davita, and her mother, Daniel’s family lost their housing and eventually ended up in a homeless shelter. His relationship with Davita’s mother ended, but he was determined to provide a positive future for his little girl. Soon, Daniel was able to find a stable living situation... continue reading »"Hope Through Housing: Homeless Father, Daughter Get New Start at Marv’s Place in Pasadena"

Council Approves Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance

Council Approves Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance Changes recommended to ‘provide better protection’ to Pasadena renters Reacting in part to a disturbing series of events in 2014 following the sale of three dorm apartment buildings by Fuller Theological Seminary to Carmel Partners, Inc. after which students and faculty were literally locked out of their apartments — the full City Council Monday evening unanimously approved a series of six modifications to the City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO). Following a March 21... continue reading »"Council Approves Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance"

Heritage Square Grand Opening

Heritage Square Grand Opening New Heritage Square Housing Development Gives Seniors A Place to Call Home After 14 Years In The Making Thursday afternoon, Pasadena celebrated the grand opening of its newest housing development, Heritage Square Apartments, that now gives 70 deserving seniors brand new affordable housing accommodations in the heart of Northwest Pasadena. The development required 14 years to complete and is the first property in the City to be developed by BRIDGE Housing — an award-winning nonprofit developer,... continue reading »"Heritage Square Grand Opening"

Marv’s Place Gets Homeless Families Off The Streets of Pasadena and Into Permanent Housing

Marv’s Place Gets Homeless Families Off The Streets of Pasadena and Into Permanent Housing The years-long project, located on the northwest corner of North Mar Vista Avenue and Union Street, is an ambitious effort spearheaded by the City and other local organizations with a common goal and determination to combat chronic homelessness one family at at time. “Marv’s Place is a model effort on a number of levels. It is the first affordable housing development specifically designed for formerly homeless... continue reading »"Marv’s Place Gets Homeless Families Off The Streets of Pasadena and Into Permanent Housing"

Pasadena leads way in finding homes for the homeless

Pasadena leads way in finding homes for the homeless Dorothy Edwards, formerly homeless in Pasadena for four years, now has a home, thanks to help from city officials and nonprofit organizations. (Staff photo by Sarah Reingewirtz) What can others in Southern California learn from Pasadena’s work that led it to have the highest reduction of homelessness among 32 major American cities? In a word, collaboration. It wasn’t just a newly redoubled effort on the part of public officials within City... continue reading »"Pasadena leads way in finding homes for the homeless"