Pilgrim Tower North
560 E. Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Pilgrim Tower North
Pilgrim Tower North is within walking distance of shopping, the weekly farmers’ market and close to Old Town Pasadena.
Our apartments feature full balconies with views of the mountains and city skyline.
Congregate dining is provided as well as planned social activities and health screening services.
A Social Service Coordinator is available for the residents, so they can attain necessary services at little or no cost.
Pilgrim Tower North is a smoke-free community.
One Bedroom Apartments Include:
- Safety Features in Bathroom
- Full Kitchen
- Utilities (except Phone, Cable & Internet)
- Fire & Smoke Detectors
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Window Treatments
Building Amenities Include:
- On-Site Laundry Room
- Individual, Indoor Mailboxes
- Entry Access System
- Community Room with cable television
- Convenient to Public Transportation
- Van Services within the city area
- On-Site Management Staff
- Service Coordinator on Staff
- Billiard/Ping Pong Room
- Craft Room
- Wi-Fi Services at Library and nearby common areas
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!
What type of housing is Pilgrim Tower North? Is it low income housing?
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.
Who pays the remainder of rent?
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.
How is rent calculated?
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.
What does the rent include?
Monthly rental of the apartment includes all utilities.
Is there a lease?
Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.
How many apartments are there?
PTN has 258 apartments.
How big are the apartments?
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.
How do I get started with the move-in process?
Simply fill out an application completely, sign it and mail it to the address on the back of the application.
Is there a waiting list for residency?
Yes, currently PTN has a 12 to 18 month waiting list. Please call for the approximate waiting time.
What is the Security Deposit?
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.
Do you allow pets?
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.
What is the Pet Deposit?
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.
Is there additional storage space available?
There is no additional storage available, however, each style of apartment offers a large amount of storage space.
Is there an elevator?
Yes, there are two elevators located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors.
Is parking available?
Yes, PTN offers its residents the use of LIMITED parking lots, one on the rear deck and subterranean parking
What is the cost for parking?
There is no cost for parking.
How many keys do I receive?
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.
Are there any planned activities?
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.
Are there on-site laundry facilities?
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.
What is the garbage/recycling process?
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.
Is there any public transportation available?
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.