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.