PTU is restructuring (as of early 2024)! Information on this page is subject to change in the next few months.


In November 2022, 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 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.

Read the Measure H Tenant Toolkit
Join the Pasadena Tenants Union

Our Meetings

NOTE: PTU is currently restructuring. The format of meetings is subject to change, please email to check what's happening at the next meeting.

Covid: Covid is still prevalent and very dangerous. It is very difficult to organize when members are stuck at home sick. There are a number of chronically ill and disabled members of PTU. For the sake of the union, the community, and our work, please wear a mask at our in-person meetings. 

Interpretation: We are working hard to ensure interpretation (English <-> Spanish) at all of our meetings. Currently, interpretation is not guaranteed. Join our email list to find out if the next meeting will have interpretation. To help secure regularly interpretation, please pay dues!


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

Tenant Solidarity Email

If you have issues with your housing, if you think something illegal is happening to you, email us. Our email 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.

Due to a high volume of calls, our solidarity voicemail is currently over capacity and unfortunately we are unable to respond to voicemails at this time. We are actively recruiting volunteers for our solidarity team—please contact us via email if you are interested in volunteering.

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.