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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

Also called the Point in Time Count, Pasadena’s Homeless Count is a one night snapshot of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While jurisdictions that receive federal funding are only required to conduct a homeless count of people experiencing homelessness every other year, HUD also strongly encourages jurisdictions to conduct a Count every year during the last ten days in January.

The City of Pasadena has chosen to conduct the Homeless Count annually as it assists our community in the following ways:

  • Understanding the extent of homelessness and changes in trends among this population;
  • Providing a measure to track local performance and progress toward ending homelessness;
  • Identifying local priorities and prioritizes allocation of resources;
  • Providing guidance for planning and developing more effective services and resources; and
  • Increasing public awareness and education about homelessness issues.

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