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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.

Renewal CoC Projects

Projects that were awarded Pasadena Continuum of Care (CoC) funding in 2018 are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to be included in the 2019 Pasadena CoC Application to HUD.

Renewal projects were awarded funding in a previous Continuum of Care competitive application process and are evaluated annually to determine how well they are performing and their ability to enhance the CoC’s system performance. All agencies with a project up for renewal in the 2019 CoC competition are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) application by 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2019 to be considered for inclusion in the CoC application.

2019 Letter of Intent

View a the full PDF of the 2019 CoC LOI application questions prior to entering an online application.

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Please use the summarized 2019 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) document to enter the total number of units listed for your program in the “Bed Utilization” section of the 2019 LOI application.

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The LOI workshop for renewal projects presentation can be accessed here.

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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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Timeline
LOI Workshop

All renewal project applicants will be required to attend the Letter of Interest (LOI) workshop to review the LOI application and submission process on July 18, 2019.

LOI Responses Due

All LOI responses are due July 29, 2019. Renewal 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 to review LOI submissions and make funding recommendations to the CoC Board on August 6, 2019.

Preliminary Recommendations

All applicants will be notified of the preliminary funding decisions made by the Grants Evaluation Panel on August 7, 2019. Projects that risk loss of funding are given the opportunity to appeal the decision at the CoC Board meeting on August 13, 2019.

CoC Board Approval

The CoC Board will meet to approve funding recommendations made by the Grants Evaluation Panel. Any appeals of funding recommendations are presented to the Board at this meeting on August 13, 2019.

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