Who we are
PTU is the heart of the struggle for housing justice here in Pasadena. It is where tenants and allies gather to organize against rising rents, evictions and gentrification. As tenants, we don't have control over our own housing. Our homes need repairs. From one day to the next, we can be kicked out, or priced out of our community. PTU is where we can link together all the struggles for housing taking place every day in our city.
The law is not on our side because as individuals, we don't have the same power, money and political influence as property-owners. Instead, what we must do is build collective power. We must build our own institutions to take care of one another, cultivate community, confront injustice, compel city hall to enact laws to protect tenants and the working class, or change the laws ourselves.
When: We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 PM
Where: Pasadena Job Center (500 N. Lake Ave)
Tenant Solidarity Hotline
If you have issues with your housing, if you think something illegal is happening to you, give us a call. The hotline is run by volunteer members of the union.
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.