By Alex Cordero
Affordable housing continues to be a big issue in the City of Roses and with the upcoming election of government officials local organizations are informing local residents of what is at risk when it comes to rent control and affordable housing and urge local Pasadenans to vote wisely.
The Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU) regularly brings local residents together to raise awareness of the current affordable housing crisis in the Crown City. This organization recently organized a panel discussion on targeting issues like rent control and eviction protections for Pasadena residents. Panelists included Denny Zane, the founder and executive director of Move LA and also a founding member of Santa Monica’s for Renters’ Rights, who played a big role in passing rent control and just cause policies in the City of Santa Monica.
POP! Pasadenans Organizing for Progress is a multi-issue community organization whose mission is to make Pasadena a more just, fair, and inclusive city.