The City Council on Nov. 6 passed an “urgency ordinance” giving significant — but not blanket — protection to renters facing possible eviction ahead of a new state law that caps rent hikes.

But since the council’s move provides no guarantees, renters still could be left scrambling to learn their rights.

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is there to help in that area.    

The Woman’s Club will host a meeting and renter’s workshop on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Ave., to help guide renters.

The workshop, open to the public, will be presented by the Housing Rights Center and will connect renters with resources that will assist them with housing and tenant issues. 

The HRC will provide information and facilitate understanding of state legislation and local ordinances, including new state law AB 1482, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which goes into effect Jan. 1.

Councilmen Richard Schneider and Michael Cacciotti are expected to attend, as will City Clerk Evelyn Zneimer (an attorney in this field).

There will also be a question and answer segment, as well as resource materials and housing issue spokespersons available. 

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