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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.

History

Formerly the Pasadena Housing and Homeless Network, the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness was formed during the spring of 1991, under the direction of an ad hoc group of housing and homeless service providers and the City of Pasadena. The Partnership began as an effort to coordinate homeless and housing service delivery.

Through this effort, a housing and homeless strategic plan was developed. The process worked so well that group members decided to form a coalition and meet on a regular basis. The coalition met for the first time in December of 1991 and set as its primary goal the implementation of the goals outlined in the strategic plan to address homelessness in Pasadena.

Beginning in 1995, the Network became the HUD designated Pasadena Continuum of Care, a principal planning entity that submits Continuum of Care applications to HUD. It has also been the principal planning entity for the City’s Consolidated Plan submissions.

Over the years the Partnership has grown into a diverse group of public and private stakeholders representing over 50 organizations. Representatives are committed to implementing an effective citywide continuum of care system.

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