Tenant Solidarity Hotline

If you have issues with your housing, if you think something illegal is happening to you, contact us. The hotline is run by volunteer members of the union.

(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.

Pasadena Eviction Moratorium

No evictions allowed without just cause! Applies to all tenants in good standing, as long as you are still in possession of the unit.

PTU and housing allies recently pressured the city council into passing an emergency city ordinance on Nov. 5, 2019 that prohibits all evictions without just cause. This means that if you are a tenant in good standing (you have paid your rent on time, have not violated the terms of your lease, etc.) then your landlord cannot evict you, except under special circumstances. Please see the exact restrictions at this link on the second page.

This moratorium goes into effect Nov. 7, 2019 and lasts until Jan. 1, 2020 at which point the state law, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, will come into effect, requiring landlords to provide just cause for evictions. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact us.

Moratoria de Desalojos en Pasadena

Están prohibidos los desalojos sin causa justa! Aplica a todos los inquilinos que estén al día en sus obligaciones, siempre y cuando aún estén en posesión de la unidad.

Recientemente, PTU y sus aliados ejercieron presión al concejo municipal de Pasadena para que pasara una ordenanza de emergencia este Noviembre 5 del 2019, que prohíbe todos los desalojos sin causa justa. Esto significa que si usted es un inquilino que ha cumplido con todas sus obligaciones (ha pagado la renta a tiempo, no ha violado los términos del contrato, etc) el dueño de casa no lo puede desalojar, excepto en condiciones especiales. Por favor, mire las restricciones en este link en la página segunda.

Esta moratoria entra en vigencia este Noviembre 7 del 2019 y dura hasta Enero 1 del 2020, cuando entrará en efecto la ley estatal, Acta de Protección de Inquilinos del 2019, que obliga a los dueños de casa a proveer causa justa para todos los desalojos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, o necesita asistencia, por favor contáctenos.

Other Resources

The resources we list here are for general education and are for reference only. Please contact the resources directly for up-to-date information. The following agencies are not endorsed by or affiliated with Pasadena Tenants Union.

Los Angeles Tenants Union Handbook / El Sindicato de Inquilinos de L.A. Guía para Inquilinos
This handbook assembled by the LA Tenants Union is a very accessible resource for understanding tenant rights that apply across California. However, please note there are some important differences between LA city and Pasadena like the lack of rent control in Pasadena. So all sections about the "Rent Stabilization Ordinance" in the handbook do not apply in Pasadena.
Information on repairs in Pasadena / Información sobre reparaciones en Pasadena
If you are having trouble getting repairs, this document lays out which things are required by law to be repaired, and strategies to get them repaired. Also has information about the Pasadena department that performs inspections.
Template letters to landlord
Tenants Together, a statewide group, compiled these template letters that can help you formally communicate with your landlord about the specific problem you are having.
Housing Rights Center, Pasadena Office
This organization is epecially helpful if you have a disability, and can work with you to make requests for reasonable accomodations.
Fair Housing in Pasadena
Where to report housing discrimination.
Legal resource directory for tenants (CA wide)
If you have an issue that requires legal assistance, many organizations are listed here for you to reach out to.
California Tenants Handbook
A much more detailed handbook than the LATU one, but useful if you need more information about a specific thing.