Save 100 affordable student housing units in Pasadena!

12 Jun

Friends, I created a petition to be delivered to Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and the City Council. Up to 100 units of affordable housing are at stake. Please read the petition below and click here to sign. There are currently 8 signatures and we need 50 by Monday, June 23!

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“We the undersigned are deeply concerned that Pasadena may be losing up to a hundred units of affordable housing. 196 units of Fuller Seminary’s student housing (half of which are affordable) has been sold to a high-end developer, who plans to tear down these units to create 430 luxury apartments.

“Carmel Partners, the developer, invited local affordable housing advocates to help shape their proposal. Presently Carmel is considering only 49 units to be affordable of their proposed 430 units. We ask the Pasadena City Council to continue the same land use as Fuller’s Master Plan, so that is remains first priority available as ‘student housing’ and that 50% of the units be affordable.

“I will make every effort to attend the Pasadena City Council meeting on Monday, at 7 pm, June 16th, where this issue will be on the agenda and we will seek to save 100 affordable homes.

PETITION BACKGROUND

“As a former student at Fuller Seminary, I know how hard it is to find housing that’s affordable. Now that I live in a low-income area of Pasadena, I witness the challenges that many here face to afford to remain here when they are being squeezed out by the rising cost of housing.
“23,000 households in Pasadena are in need of affordable housing. Students will be competing with those long term residents who grew up in Pasadena and are being priced out and displaced, for the same precious few affordable units that exist.
“Please sign this petition and attend the Pasadena City Council meeting when this will be addressed, likely on June 23rd, at 7 pm. The Council Chambers are located at the southeast corner of the second floor of the City Hall. Contact me confirm the date: Jill@MakingHousingHappen.com.”
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