We All Deserve... To Stay In Our Homes.
Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance
The Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRA) at Friends In Deed provides short-term rental support to individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless. Over 150 households in the Pasadena community benefit from this program each year. Research shows that keeping people housed is far less expensive and ultimately a more effective approach to the housing crisis than attempting to rehouse someone after becoming homeless. Our program is critical to maintaining housing stability in our community.
EPRA also provides our clients with needed supportive services to help sustain their current housing including guidance on how to navigate affordable, permanent housing as well as employment, budgeting, household planning, and other community services.
Funding for EPRA is made available to Friends In Deed through the City of Pasadena’s Housing Department and is marked for people facing eviction who are at-risk of homelessness. Individuals must be current residents of the City of Pasadena and must meet income eligibility requirements in order to qualify. Friends In Deed also accepts donations of “unrestricted funds” that allow us to support even more families with emergency rental assistance within Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley.
To determine program eligibility, please complete an online application HERE or send a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave us a voicemail at 626-797-2402 x102. EPRA staff will respond to requests in order of receipt and priority.
If you live outside of Pasadena, or have not received notice from your landlord, we encourage you to call 2-1-1 and seek other support as we will refer you to other services.