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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.

New CoC Projects

The Pasadena Partnership actively encourages new and existing providers to apply for new or expansion projects through available Reallocation and/or Bonus funds. This funding can be used to create new projects that implement evidence-based best practices, eliminate under-performing projects, and ensure the Pasadena CoC program inventory matches the local identified needs. All new projects must submit applications no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2019 to be considered for inclusion in the CoC application.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) scores the annual CoC Program Consolidated Application that is submitted by the City of Pasadena Department of Housing as the Collaborative Applicant for the CoC and solely determines which projects (if any) included in the application are selected for funding. Projects that are selected for inclusion in the annual CoC application during the local competition are not guaranteed a contract award.

2019 Request For Applications (RFA)

On July 25, 2019 the City of Pasadena, the CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, will host a new project workshop. All interested applicants are required to attend the workshop to submit an application for inclusion in the CoC application. Important materials and resources for agencies interested in submitting an application can be found below.

2019 Rating and Ranking Tools

The Grants Evaluation Panel will review and tentatively score new project applications using the below Rating and Ranking Tools.

Rating and ranking tool for new or expanded permanent housing projects, including Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Domestic Violence Rapid Rehousing (DV RRH).

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Rating and ranking tool for Domestic Violence Supportive Services Only – Coordinated Entry (DV SSO-CE) projects.

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HUD Documents

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

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Identifies high-level changes and new information.

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New Project Workshop

All interested applicants will be required to attend the New Project workshop to review available funding opportunities on July 25, 2019. Agencies that do not attend this workshop will not be eligible to submit an application.

RFA Responses Due

All RFA responses are due August 12, 2019. Applicants are required to submit an online application with all required attachments and requested information.

Grants Evaluation Panel Review

Members of the Grants Evaluation Panel will meet on August 19, 2019 to review RFA responses and make recommendations to the CoC Board for projects to be included in the CoC application.

Preliminary Recommendations

All applicants will be notified of the preliminary decision made by the Grants Evaluation Panel on August 20, 2019. Applicants not selected to move forward in the competition are given the opportunity to appeal the RFA process at the CoC Board meeting by August 23, 2019.

CoC Board Approval

The CoC Board will meet to approve the new projects that have been recommended for inclusion in the 2019 CoC Consolidated application by the CoC Grants Evaluation Panel on August 26, 2019.

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