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Housing Rights Center


 (Fair Housing, Rent Increases, Eviction Notices, Repairs, etc.)

Toll Free: 800-477-5977



The Housing Rights Center is contracted through the City of Alhambra to provide information on such matters as evictions, security deposits, rent increases, repairs and lease/contract issues. As needed, patrons will receive referrals to other agencies and/or appropriate literature. Additional services include Discrimination Complaint Investigation, Enforcement & Litigation, Predatory Lending Hotline, Outreach & Education, and Advocacy. A free leaflet, available at the library, explains all of the services available through the Housing Rights Center. In California, virtually every unit of housing for rent or sale is covered by Federal, State, and Local laws (which provide for remedies to illegal discrimination including injunctive relief, monetary damages, and penalties) that guard against discrimination based on race l color l sex and sexual harassment l religion l national origin l ancestry l mental or physical disability (HIV & AIDS included) l familial status (children) l marital status l age l  sexual orientation l source of Income l student status l arbitrary reasons. 


  • Counseling on specific housing problems, such as evictions, security deposit disputes, repairs, and other troubling landlord/tenant problems.
  • Counseling on matters related to discrimination.
  • Housing rights seminars are held the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena.
  • Residential Placement Assistance - free residential rental vacancy listings are posted each month.
  • Informational materials/workshops on housing issues presented to community groups, agencies, local organizations, etc.


If your need is urgent, you may call and speak to a Housing Rights Center representative by calling 800-477-5977. Or you may visit in-person at one of the following locations:

  • Pasadena Office: Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Phone: 626-791-0211; Fax: 626-398-8155; Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
  • Los Angeles Office: 3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone: 213-387-8400; Fax: 213-381-8555; Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday) 



New Ballot Format

MeasureAL is the only local item on your ballot. Please make sure to find the local section of your ballot and participate.


An innovative voter-centered approach to voting for Los Angeles County begins in 2020. In March 2020, the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters will be experimenting with a new ballot format and voting system – Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) where new voting technology will be implemented and City-related elections and ballot measures appear in a different place on your ballot.  

Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) was developed by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) in 2009 to address an aging voting system and an increasingly large and complex electorate. The project seeks a collaborative approach to voting system design that will put voters at the center and maximize stakeholder participation. Through field research and coalition building, the RR/CC has pioneered a voter-centered approach to voting system design and development.

The entire ballot format and voting system will look different, and the City of Alhambra wants to make sure our voters understand these changes and can fully participate in the election. To get more information or to experience the new format, visit: the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters at www.lavote.net .

Changes in State Voter Registration Laws

Exciting news! Due to recent changes in California voter registration laws, eligible Alhambra residents now have more time to register to vote and participate in the upcoming March 3 Municipal Election!  

If you’ve recently moved and need to re-register, or are registering to vote for the first time, you can register to vote on the same day of the election by visiting any voting center in Los Angeles County.  For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters: www.lavote.net.

Learn More About Voting Solutions for All People Project

Explore the New Voting Experience at a VSAP Demo Center

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