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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.

Homeless Count Reports

How many people are currently homeless in Pasadena? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? The answers to these questions and more can be answered by our annual point-in-time counts. This count, called the Homeless Count & Subpopulation Survey, provides a snapshot of homelessness in our community on one day. The count includes people who are both temporarily sheltered (e.g. emergency shelters and transitional housing) and unsheltered.

Point-in-time counts are important because they establish the dimensions of the problem of homelessness in our community and help us to plan services and programs to appropriately address our local needs, track our progress towards our goal of ending homelessness, and identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system.

The 2017 Homeless Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 and found 575 homeless persons in the City of Pasadena. This year’s count showed a 53% decrease in homelessness since 2011.

The 2016 Homeless Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and found 530 homeless persons in the City of Pasadena. This year’s count showed a 56% decrease in homelessness since 2011.

The 2015 Homeless Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 and found 632 homeless persons in the City of Pasadena. This year’s count showed a 48% decrease in homelessness since 2011.

The 2014 homeless count found 666 homeless people living in Pasadena, down 14 percent from 2013. Approximately 70 volunteers conducted the count on January 22, 2014.

The 2013 Homeless Count found 772 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This was a 15% decrease in the number of homeless persons compared to 2012.

The 2012 Homeless Count found 904 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This represented a 26% decrease the number of homeless persons compared to 2011. Of the 904 persons, 225 or 25% were sheltered and 679 or 75% were unsheltered.

The 2011 Homeless Count found 1,216 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This number represents a 7% increase in the number of homeless persons compared to 2010.

The 2010 Homeless Count found 1,137 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena which represented a 13% increase in homeless persons compared to 2009.

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