This November, Pasadena voters passed strong rent control and eviction protections by a 7.6% margin! Starting December 22, 2022, Pasadena renters have new rights.

To understand how Measure H benefits you as a tenant, please read our Measure H Tenant Toolkit. The toolkit contains a two-page explainer along with a variety of other tools including sample letters to send to your landlord in a variety of situations, including the rent rollback for tenants that qualify.

If you have questions, please email us at info AT pasadenatenantsunion DOT org. However, please read the toolkit before writing. There is a very good chance that the answer you're looking for is in the toolkit. If you still need help with your case, please join the tenants union and emails at the address above.

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NOTE: On December 16, 2022, the California Apartment Association, along with five local landlords, filed a lawsuit against the City of Pasadena to repeal Article XVIII of the Pasadena City Charter (also known as Measure H). They also filed a motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to immediately stop implementation. The judged denied the TRO in a hearing on January 6, 2023.

In spite of these legal actions by the CAA, Measure H became Article XVIII of the Pasadena City Charter on December 22, 2022, and is in effect unless and until a judge rules otherwise.

The next hearing on the Petition for Writ of Mandate is scheduled for March 28, 2023 at 9:30 am.

Upcoming Activities

This Saturday, March 18! 

Rental Board Meet n' Greet

What: Meet rental board applicants, sign their nomination petition, help canvass for rental board applicants. 

When: Saturday, March 18 @ 10a

Where: Grant Park, 232 S Michigan Ave

*Even if you can't canvass, please come to meet some of the applicants and sign their petitions! Find your council district here.

Canvassers - Bring walking shoes, water, and a bag for flyers. We will provide clipboards/pens as needed.

Applicants - Please bring your petition and extras to give to other canvassers if possible. If you have not yet pulled papers, do so ASAP! Go to the Rental Housing Board website for more information. You will have to meet with the City Clerk, Mark Jomsky to get the application forms. 

100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S228
(626) 744-4124,

Our Meetings

NOTE: We are meeting in person and masks are encouraged. We are attempting hybrid meetings via zoom, but do not have the best equipment. Please be patient. 

When: We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 PM

Where: The Flintridge Center, 236 W Mountain St., Room 117 (park along Banbury Alley). Reminder email will include a zoom link.

Tenant Solidarity Hotline

If you have issues with your housing, if you think something illegal is happening to you, give us a call or email us. The hotline is run by volunteer members of the union with the goal of building a broad base of tenants to act in solidarity to protect our housing from predatory landlords.

(626) 214-8989

We cannot provide you with legal advice but we will do our best to counsel you with information about your rights as a tenant and potential strategies for fighting back.