Category Archives: affordable housing

Tell Carmel and the Planning Commission: “We do not need more luxury housing!”

It’s time to defend affordable housing . . . again!

Last April, many housing advocates and tenants joined us at a Planning Commission hearing to urge the commissioners to not approve a project allowing Carmel Partners to destroy almost 200 units of affordable housing and replace them with over 300 units of luxury housing. The Planning commission tabled the issue thanks to your help!

But once again, we need your help to stop the demolition and replacement of affordable housing with more luxury housing.

The Pasadena Planning Commission will hear comments on the Environmental Impact Report (IER) of Carmel’s proposed project on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers (Room S249).

Ask yourself, does Pasadena really need more luxury housing? You know the right answer and we are urging you to join us and tell the Planning Commission to say “no” to Carmel unless their project includes mostly affordable housing. 

E-mail us at if you would like add your voice in support of affordable housing and wish to testify at next week’s hearing — 

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Celebrate with POP!

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) invites you to celebrate the progress we have made so far!

Please RSVP and invite others!

We know there is still so much work we must do to make Pasadena a real progressive city. But we have accomplished a lot in the short time we’ve been around and we want to celebrate with you!

  • We passed an immigration policy preventing local police from acting as ICE.
  • We fought for $15 and won! And now we are working to implement the minimum wage increase.
  • We helped prevent the loss of much-needed affordable housing and we are fighting to increase the affordable housing stock in Pasadena.
  • We raised over $6,000, stopped the deportation and secured the release of Carlos Ortiz, long time Pasadena resident, from ICE detention.
  • We continue to advocate for local and state policies that make Pasadena & California beacons of hope & progress.

This is a great opportunity to meet POP! members, learn what we are working on and what our goals are for the future.


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