Pilgrim Tower North

We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have a question not covered in this section, or if you would like more information, please call Pilgrim Tower North at 626-577-0330. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: What type of housing is Pilgrim Tower North? Is it low income housing?

A: Pilgrim Tower North (PTN) has 258 units of which 205 are subsidized. Our housing community was designed for seniors over the age of 62 and the mobility/sensory impaired. The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.

Q: Who pays the remainder of rent?

A: The remainder of the rent is paid in the form of a subsidy. If a resident qualifies for a subsidy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a U.S. government agency, will pay the remainder of the rent.

Q: How is rent calculated?

A: Resident rent is based on approximately 30% of income. A good estimate of your rent would be to take 30% of your gross annual income and divide it by 12 months. This will give you an estimate of what your monthly rent could be.

Q: What does the rent include?

A: Monthly rental of the apartment includes all utilities.

Q: Is there a lease?

A: Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.

Q: How many apartments are there?

A: PTN has 258 apartments.

Q: How big are the apartments?

A: PTN offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. For square footage, studio apartments are approximately 500 square feet and one-bedroom apartments and accessible apartments are approximately 566 square feet.

Q: How do I get started with the move in process?

A: Simply fill out an application completely, sign it and mail it to the address on the back of the application.

Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?

A: Yes, currently PTN has a 12 to 18 month waiting list. Please call for the approximate waiting time.

Q: What is the Security Deposit?

A: The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent (before the electric allowance) with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: PTN welcomes you to bring your pets along with you. Fish and birds are welcomed with a deposit. We also welcome small dogs and cats under 20 pounds with a pet deposit. There is a limit of one animal (cat or dog) per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions.

Q: What is the Pet Deposit?

A: The pet deposit is the same amount as the security deposit with a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $300. We can make payment arrangements for this deposit. Beginning with $50 and then a monthly payment of $10 until the deposit is paid in full.

Q: Is there additional storage space available?

A: There is no additional storage available, however, each style of apartment offers a large amount of storage space.

Q: Is there an elevator?

A: Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes, PTN offers its residents the use of LIMITED parking lots, one on the rear deck and subterranean parking

Q:What is the cost for parking?

A: There is no cost for parking.

Q: How many keys do I receive?

A: Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and an access key to the main entry. Our main entrances are intercom controlled and automatically open with the key.

Q: Are there any planned activities?

A: PTN prints the dates and times of various activities. Monthly activities include bingo, card games, billards. board games, pot-luck meals, seasonal activities such as gardening, and knitting/sewing for our Project HANDS program. There is also a puzzle and craft room used daily for putting together puzzles and other various crafting projects.

Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?

A: There is one laundry center at PTN. It contains two coin operated washers and two coin operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a sink for the convenience of our residents.

Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?

A: There is a garbage center on each floor of the building specifically for garbage/recycling purposes. Inside, there is a chute to dispose of trash directly into a dumpster. There are labeled bins for all recyclables.

Q: Is there any public transportation available?

A: Yes, currently the city of Pasadena has a transit service. This service stops at our door and takes residents along a route throughout the city to the grocery store, department stores, local restaurants, and other locations.