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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.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

Each year, the Pasadena Partnership receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for homeless assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The ESG program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living.

ESG funds are used by service providers for activities such as: renovation, rehabilitation and conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelters, street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and data collection. In Pasadena, ESG funds are currently used to provide rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Interim Rule focuses on regulatory implementation of the ESG Program.

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HUD provides resources to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their ESG-funded programs.

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In accordance with HUD Regulations, the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Partnership have developed the ESG Written Standards for the provision and prioritization of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding.

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