Housing Rights Center

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David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) 

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.


Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here


  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)



If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

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