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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 (HP)

Homelessness Prevention programs seek to identify those most at risk for homelessness and provide household assistance. The hope of prevention assistance is to preemptively support persons who risk facing homeless by considering commonly identifiable risk factors. Typical factors considered are household income, disabilities in the household, past evictions, employment status, and more.

Currently, the City of Pasadena has very limited funding for Homelessness Prevention programs through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. Through the ESG program, individuals and families who meet HUD’s definition of At-Risk of Homelessness or fall under HUD’s Category 2, 3, or 4 definition of Homelessness are eligible for assistance if their income is also below 30 percent of the median family income for the area.

To help agencies ensure compliance with HUD’s recordkeeping requirements, the Pasadena Partnership has established a standardized set of Recordkeeping Forms. All agencies receiving ESG funding should use these forms to ensure program eligibility.

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The Homelessness Prevention Written Standards detail the eligibility criteria, record keeping requirements and program requirements for ESG-funded projects.

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HUD provides guidance on Homelessness Prevention through the ESG Interim Rule, various HUD Notices, FAQs, and published guides.

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