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Department of Housing

  • MASH - Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners

    MASH: 626-744-7620

    Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH), consisting of men and women in a unique training program, provides numerous services to home owners as well as business owners and city departments.  See our MASH video.
    Services provided by MASH include the following:

    • Emergency/Disaster Response Assistance
    • Mash Plus Program
    • Minor Home Repair
      • Paint exterior of homes
      • Replace Broken Windows
      • Rodent Proofing
      • Repair Screens Yard Work
    • NATHA
    • Training Opportunity
    • Summer Rose Program


    MASH is available free for qualified applicants.  Qualification is based on the following criteria:

    • Applicant must be owner/occupant of single family residence (renter occupied or multi-family residences are not eligible)
    • Must be residents of the City of Pasadena
    • Must meet the financial criteria imposed by the Federal Government, Housing and Urban Development Department.(HUD)


    You may download a copy of the application below or request an application be mailed to you by calling (626)744-7620.  Once your application has been accepted and approved, you will be placed on an eligibility list.  Work is completed on a first come, first serve basis.

  • MASH Services

    Emergency Disaster Response Assistance 

    MASH crews are called in by other city departments to assist residences in times of need. For instance, they help relocate family members and belongings when fire or other health issues necessitate; sandbag hillsides during heavy rain storms; evacuate neighborhoods when fire threatened; demolition of earthquake damaged chimneys.

    MASH Plus Program  

    The MASH Plus Program offers services to Pasadena homeowners who do not qualify for MASH Services under the Federal income guidelines. The MASH Plus Program will provide services to City homeowners on a cost recovery basis. The MASH Plus services will include: painting of the exterior of the home, yard services, installation of grab bars, repair of broken windows and screens, and the construction of wheelchair ramps. For more information please call (626) 744-7627.


    In 1999, NATHA (Neighbors acting together to help all) a non-profit community based organization conducted a door-to-door survey to gauge residents’ sentiments on a variety of community issues. Based on the survey results it was agreed upon by the Building & Neighborhood Revitalization Division and NATHA that the MASH Department would, assist Pasadena Homeowners with beautifying parkways in front of the homeowner’s property.

    Training Opportunity

    MASH provides a unique training program. It is an opportunity for otherwise unskilled adults (18 years and older) to gain those skills and work habits necessary to obtain a permanent job. Some trainees have obtained careers with the City of Pasadena, while others have gone on to other places of employment. Flyers are posted at City Hall in the Human Resources offices when recruiting. The application procedure includes submitting an application, and passing both a written and physical exam. An eligibility list is created from all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are them notified when positions are open for the one year (possibly two year) assignment. For questions, please call the MASH offices at (626) 744-7620.

    Summer Rose Program

    The Rose Program (Rewarding Opportunities in Summer Employment) is sponsored by the City of Pasadena’s Human Services, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department to better serve Pasadena youth by promoting early development of key work skills. The 2006 Summer Youth Employment is a (6) week training program that begins July 10, 2006 and Ends August 31, 2006. It provides paid summer work experience for Pasadena Youth ages 14-21, from low to moderately low-income households.

  • Graffiti Abatement

    Graffiti Hotline:  (626) 744-7622

    To report graffiti on public property or to request services for removal from your private property, please call the Graffiti Abatement Hotline at (626)744-7622.  Please be prepared to provide the following information:

    1. Specific Address or Location
    2. Description of graffiti
    3. Your name and phone number


    Rudy Sanchez (Graffiti Supervisor)
    (626) 744-7622

    Jose de la Cruz (Graffiti Supervisor)
    (626) 744-7622

  • Report Issues to the City OnLine

    You may report needed repairs and other issues online through the Pasadena Citizen Service Center.   Get information about or submit a service request for:

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    • Animal Control Issues
    • Code Compliance
    • Garbage & Graffiti
    • Park & Tree Maintenance
    • Public Transportation Issues
    • Street & Sidewalk Issues
    • Food Safety & Parking
    • General Comments  & more ...

    To use the service, go to the Citizen Service Center and click on "Submit a Request."   Once you have submitted the request you will be contacted by the appropriate department. 

    Looking for general information?  Search our list of FAQs.


    Monday -Thursday 6:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    Every other Friday 7:00 - 3:30 p.m.


    (626) 744-7620
    Fax (626) 798-2901
    TTD (626) 744-4371

    California Relay Service number:

  • MASH Contacts

    Joe Padilla (Program Coordinator III)
    (626) 744-7620

    Hilda Acosta (Technical Assistant)
    (626) 744-7620

    Vahek Muradian (Mash Supervisor)
    (626) 744-7620

    Johnny Mimms (Mash Supervisor)
    (626) 744-7620 

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