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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.

Homelessness Plan

The Pasadena Partnership Homelessness Plan was approved by the CoC Board on 2/29/2024, marking a milestone in our work to combat homelessness. This comprehensive plan is a culmination of rigorous efforts aimed at making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

Our approach is rooted in evidence-based best practices and embodies the collaborative spirit between the CoC and the City. With clear goals and strategies, the Homelessness Plan serves as a roadmap to address the homelessness crisis effectively.

Key Highlights of the Approved Plan

  • Aggressive targets set for reducing homelessness over the next five years.
  • Emphasis on collective action involving the community, leveraging proven strategies and innovative approaches.
  • Establishment of an equitable, accessible, and compassionate system for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

This plan reflects the input of over 415 stakeholders and subject matter experts, ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to tackling homelessness in Pasadena

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Executive Summary


Year 1 Progress

Community Engagement & Gaps Analysis Report

The Community Engagement and Gaps Analysis Report explores critical insights about the experiences and needs of people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena. Based on input from people with lived experience of homelessness, service providers, advocates, system and regional partners, and the community at large, the report is organized around five focus areas:

  • Equity and respect
  • The emergency support system
  • Pathways to permanent housing
  • Inflows to homelessness
  • Systemwide planning

Insights were gathered through an extensive community engagement process and a quantitative gaps analysis carried out by CityWise and Public Policy Associates.

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