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Since 1995, the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness has served as the lead agency for the Pasadena Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a planning process implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1994. As one of the largest sources of federal funding for programs that address the needs of people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, HUD recognized the need for a more coordinated, collaborative, and community-driven approach to allocating resources to communities. The Continuum of Care process is the process by which communities identify local needs, develop strategies, and submit a single application to HUD for funding for programs designed to meet the needs in the community.

The Pasadena Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives from the community. In its role as the lead agency for the CoC, the Pasadena Partnership promotes integrated, community-wide strategies and plans to prevent and end homelessness; provides coordination among the numerous local organizations and initiatives that serve the homeless population, and manage the CoC’s single, comprehensive grant application to HUD for McKinney-Vento funding which includes Continuum of Care funds and State Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.

Our Mission

The Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness is dedicated to planning and developing evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Pasadena, CA.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

As an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Entitlement jurisdiction, the City of Pasadena receives an annual allocation of ESG funds and releases a Request for Applications (RFA) biennially with guidelines to apply for those funds. All qualified entities are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Applications in response to this RFA are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 22, 2020.

Eligible categories for funding include Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention and Street Outreach.

2020 Request For Applications (RFA)

On March 19, 2020 the City of Pasadena will host a mandatory ESG funding workshop (more information coming soon). All interested applicants are required to attend the workshop to submit an application and be considered for funding. Important materials and resources for agencies interested in submitting an application can be found below.

Available Now – Released 3/17/2020


Issued 3/20/2020


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Evaluation Criteria

The Grants Evaluation Panel will review and tentatively score project applications using the below Rating and Ranking Tool(s). Applicants are encouraged to review this document and ensure each application addresses all the applicable criteria.

HUD Documents

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Interim Rule focuses on regulatory implementation of the ESG Program.

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HUD provides resources to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their ESG-funded programs.

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Mandatory Workshop

The Pasadena Department of Housing will host an ESG RFA workshop to review available funding opportunities with interested applications on March 19, 2020.

RFA Responses Due

All RFA responses are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2020. Applicants are required to submit an online application with all required attachments and requested information as well as one original hard copy application.

Grants Evaluation Panel Review

Members of the Grants Evaluation Panel will tentatively meet on April 29, 2020 to review and score each application and make final funding recommendations.

Funding Recommendations

It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the preliminary funding recommendations made by the Grants Evaluation Panel the week of May 11, 2020.

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