Long-term residents of the 400 South Mentor Avenue building in Pasadena formed the Phoenix 400 Tenants Association and are planning to hold a press conference to address eviction notices from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
By News Desk
Caltech purchased the multifamily building on May 31, 2023, to use it for student housing. The tenants at 400 S. Mentor claim they have not received any communication from Caltech, since the official notices to quit were delivered on June 8.
The Phoenix 400 Tenants Association announced a rally and press conference to be held on June 28. “Our goal is to highlight the implications of these evictions and its impact on residents as well as the community as a whole. We invite local media, community leaders, and residents of Pasadena to attend and lend their support.
The residents’ statement continued: “These eviction notices disproportionately affect families and individuals who have built their lives around this community, some for several decades. This forced relocation not only jeopardizes their housing security but also threatens the continuity and integrity of the local community.”
The press conference will be held at 400 South Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.
[This article has been updated to correct the date of the press conference. June 26, 3:18 pm]
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