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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 Prevention Forms

Eligible participants for Pasadena’s ESG Homelessness Prevention (HP) program are those that are at-risk of homelessness (as defined by HUD) or meet HUD’s category 2, 3, or 4 definition for homelessness and have a total household income below 30 percent of the median family income for the area, as determined by HUD.

Eligibility Determinations

To verify eligibility upon entry, programs should complete the relevant Certification of HP Eligibility form (there are separate forms for those At-Risk of Homelessness and those who are Homeless under HUD Categories 2, 3, or 4) as well as an ESG Income Eligibility Worksheet. To provide continued support, programs must verify continued eligibility every three months using the Homelessness Prevention Re-Evaluation of Eligibility form and an ESG Income Eligibility Worksheet.

All eligibility forms should be accompanied by supporting documentation. To assist in this process, the Pasadena Partnership has created forms for documenting client’s housing status and income (see below). Together with the eligibility certifications, these documents must be maintained in the client’s file.

Rental Assistance Forms

Pasadena Partnership’s rental assistance forms include:

Required for all ESG Rental Assistance. Provides guidelines for ensuring rent is reasonable in relation to rents for comparable units.

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Required for CoC and ESG Rental Assistance. Includes guidelines for calculating Fair Market Rent (FMR) and FY 2016 FMR for LA County.

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Excel worksheet that calculates the utility allowance for a household based on unit type, number of bedrooms, and who is paying for the utility.

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Should be conducted by program staff upon initial occupancy and then on an annual basis for the term of ESG assistance.

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Summarizes the lead-based paint requirements and provides guidance for carrying out each step.

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Provides ESG grantees with an overview of documents that can be used to verify compliance with the Lead-Based Paint requirements.

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Guides grantees through the lead-based paint inspection process to ensure compliance with the rule.

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Certification form verifying visual assessment was conducted by ESG staff.

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Certification form that program staff can use to have property owners certify that all paint stabilization activities have been completed.

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