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Department of Housing

  • Rental Assistance Program (Section 8)

    equal housing opportunityThe City of Pasadena Housing Department (CoPHD) accepted applications from October 15, 2014 through November 1, 2014.  Persons that submitted on-line applications will be able to submit updated information on this website beginning January 2015.  Please do not submit any updated information to the CoPHD’s office until January 2015.  Information submitted to the CoPHD’s office prior to January 2015 will not be accepted.



    • The CoPHD is currently reviewing applications for completion and initial eligibility requirements. 
    • Applicants will be notified by email if their application was not accepted.
    • Applicants must maintain the email address used to submit their application. Applications will not be accepted if the email is returned undeliverable due to an invalid email address.
    • The CoPHD does not provide emergency housing.
    • The CoPHD cannot anticipate when an applicant’s name will be selected from the waiting list. 
    • The CoPHD cannot provide information on waiting list status.
    • Applicants will be notified by U. S. Postal Service standard mail of any scheduled appointments.
    • Once the applicants have been placed on the waiting list, this website will be updated with additional instructions.
    • Submitting an application does not guarantee placement on the waiting list or admission to the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program.
    • During the initial review period of November 2014 through January 2015, the CoPHD’s office will not have any updated information. 
    • Applicants may visit this website after January 2015 to confirm if their application was accepted and/or to update their application. 
    • Applicants are encouraged to check this website periodically

    Instructional YouTube Videos 

    View the videos below for detailed instructions on how to update your application. 
    • Introduction 
    • I - Head of Household 
    • II – Preferences 
    • III- Household 
    • IV – Income 
    • V – Supplemental Info 
    • VI – Certificate of Emancipation (no video available)
    • VII – Certification of Family 


  • Pasadena Housing Search

    The Housing Department has a new and free housing search website which is called Pasadena Housing Search and it is located at http://pasadenahousingsearch.com/.

    It has free listings and you are able to search for properties in and around the City of Pasadena and across the County of Los Angeles. PasadenaHousingSearch.com is a partner website and shares listings with the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center which posts housing data, information and resources for the entire County of Los Angeles. List and search from either site!

  • Affordable Rental Housing Projects

    There are 2,173 units of affordable rental housing in Pasadena which were developed with the assistance of some form of government financial subsidy and/or entitlement. Most of these units are restricted to very low income households at affordable rents.  The following list contains the project address, project type (e.g., senior housing), total number of units, income eligibility limit, and phone number of the project manager.

     Affordable Rental Housing List July2014