Maintenance Assistance for Homeowners

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


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)


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.

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.


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:

Citizen Service Center

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.


Greg Kwolek (Program Coordinator III)
(626) 744-7620

Hilda Acosta (Administrative Specialist)
(626) 744-7620

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

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


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


2783 Eaton Canyon Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7620
Fax (626) 798-2901
TTD (626) 744-4371

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