In Pasadena, there are very few protections for tenants: tenants can be evicted for no reason at all (with just sixty days to move, even if they have been living in their current home for decades), and rents can be increased as much and as often as a landlord wants.
Renting can mean living with a permanent sense of insecurity: you could get a rent increase or even lose your home at any time. It also means disruption. As people are forced to move more often, communities are broken and support networks are torn apart.
To wrap up a year of research, our team of nine 9th and 10th graders created RentQuest! Using their qualitative and bibliographic research on issues renters face, their choose-your-own adventure story innovatively utilizes Google Slides to walk their audience through some typical sagas renters take given different scenarios. This was executed in consultation with the Pasadena Tenants Union and Pasadena Tenant Justice Coalition.