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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.

CES Written Standards

In accordance with Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR) governing the Continuum of Care Program (24 CFR 578) and the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (24 CFR 576) as well as HUD’s final rule on defining chronically homeless and homeless (24 CFR 91) and HUD Notice CPD-14- 012 on prioritizing persons experiencing chronic homelessness and other vulnerable homeless persons in permanent supportive housing, the City of Pasadena (City) and the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness (Pasadena CoC) have developed the Coordinated Entry System (CES) written standards. All projects that receive Pasadena Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding are required to participate in the CES system, and are therefore subject to complying with these basic minimum standards.

The goal of these standards is to synthesize key elements of the HUD regulations with the processes and priorities of the Pasadena CoC and ensure that the CES system is administered fairly and methodically. The City and the Pasadena Partnership will continue to build upon and refine this document.

The Coordinated Entry System Written Standards describe the CES process, policies, and program evaluation.

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