How to support affordable senior housing at the Pasadena Civic Center

18 Oct

We have wonderful news! Thanks in part to advocates like us, the City Council will be deciding to enter into negotiations with National Core’s senior affordable housing proposal. See the beautiful renderings below of 112 affordable senior housing units with 10% for homeless seniors with the potential of more. 

We invite you to email Pasadena City Council for vote for this important decision anytime between now and two hours before the City Council Agenda Monday:  Oct. 19th. If you wish to submit a comment that will be read outload, please do so at 2:00 pm on Monday.  It’s number 18 on the agenda. See instructions below on how to submit a letter or comments.  Consider this as a letter of encouragement and thanks: 

Dear Mayor and City Council members,

My name is ________. [Say something about yourself, like, “I’m a retired teacher and I currently attend All Saints Church or I’ve lived in East Pasadena for the last ten years.”] I care deeply about ending homelessness and poverty in our city because____________________________________.

That’s why I’m pleased that the City Council has decided to have affordable housing in the Civic Center near to City Hall and is currently considering a proposal for 112 units of affordable housing for seniors, with at least 10% set aside for those experiencing homelessness. Please approve this proposal so that we can have much needed affordable housing in the heart of our City. Affordable housing helps prevent our elderly neighbors from falling into homelessness. Setting aside 10% of the unites for unhoused seniors will bring much needed relief.  According to the latest homeless count, 30% of those experiencing homelessness in our city are over 55 years old. 

Thanks for all you’ve done to help reduce our homeless count by 22% in the last two years, and over half in the last ten years. I’m proud of our city for taking effective action to reduce homelessness and poverty.

After you’ve personalized this letter and added your own thoughts, please send it to the City Council in one of the following ways. (Scroll down or see attachment for more details about the National Core proposal.)

Members of the public may submit comments of any length up to two hours prior to the start of the meeting, at the following email address:

Please be aware that, while these comments will be provided to the members of the body and will become part of the meeting record, they will not be read aloud. Any comment submitted in this fashion will be forwarded to the legislative body prior to the start of the meeting.

During the meeting, members of the public may submit up to 200 words regarding items on the agenda, at the following webpage:

If you wish your comments to be read aloud during the meeting, please indicate so on the form. If you submit more than one form, only the first one received will be read aloud.  The City reserves the right to summarize comments if necessary for the orderly and timely flow of the meeting. All comments in their entirety will become part of the meeting record and will be forwarded to the legislative body.

Details on the project can be found at:

See below or Click here for Pasadena Civic Center National Core Proposal Fact Sheet Oct 2020 Printer Friendly-1 (1).

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