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"

Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness

Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness Pasadena reduced its homeless population by nearly 54 percent between 2009 and 2016, the highest percentage among 32 large cities studied by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, according to a report from the organization. Pasadena had the largest percent decreases in total homelessness and in the amount of homeless families, the study reported. The city counted 1,216 as homeless in 2011, but only 530 in 2016. Officials in the Housing... continue reading »"Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness"

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families Pasadena – which ranked first among 32 cities in 24 states for reducing homelessness from 2009-2016 in a just-released survey report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors – has also quietly accomplished another feat: there are no longer any unsheltered homeless families living here. “We’re happy to say that according to our last survey, we don’t have any homeless families out on the streets,” said Pasadena’s Department of Housing and Career Services... continue reading »"A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families"

124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History

124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History The Historic Decker house located at 750 N. Fair Oaks Avenue will be strapped up and transported up the street to its new and permanent location as a part of an ambitious affordable housing development set to open in 2018. The Queen Anne style house, which was constructed in 1892 and designated a city landmark in 1998, has sat vacant for over a decade in Northwest Pasadena and... continue reading »"124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History"

Change for a Change

Change for a Change Donations to the Real Change Movement meters doubled in the second year of operation, and city officials have used some of those funds to find permanent housing for 20 homeless people. Read more: Change for a Changed