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.
The Homelessness Prevention Written Standards detail the eligibility criteria, record keeping requirements and program requirements for ESG-funded projects.Read More
HUD provides guidance on Homelessness Prevention through the ESG Interim Rule, various HUD Notices, FAQs, and published guides.Read More