Emergency Shelter (ES)
Emergency Shelter (ES) programs provide temporary shelter for the homeless. Shelter stays should be avoided, if possible, and when not possible, limited to the shortest time necessary to help participants regain permanent housing.
Currently, the City of Pasadena has very limited funding for Emergency Shelter programs through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. Through the ESG program, households should only be referred to emergency shelters after exhausting all available options for diversion. Emergency shelter programs funded by should be closely linked to Pasadena’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) to ensure clients are referred to the most appropriate housing resources including, but not limited to, rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing. Linkages should also be made to applicable mainstream resources.