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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 Homelessness Plan development process is underscored by the CoC and City’s commitment to making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in our community. The intention of this process is to develop clear goals and strategies grounded in evidence-based best practices to help reduce homelessness in the City. The final plan will serve as a roadmap for addressing the homelessness crisis in Pasadena.

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.

Next Steps

Draft Homelessness Plan goals are currently being refined based on feedback from the CoC at large, the CoC Board, and City Commissions. Once finalized, the CoC will convene five planning workgroups to help develop strategies to achieve these goals. Workgroups will be organized around the five areas of focus and participants will include service providers, advocates, and people with lived experience of homelessness. A final plan is anticipated by Spring 2023.

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