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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.

Mainstream Opportunity Vouchers Enhanced (MOVE) Program

The City of Pasadena Housing Department has been awarded 75 Mainstream vouchers by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Mainstream vouchers are a type of rental assistance voucher that serves non-elderly households that include at least one adult with a disability who is at least 18 and younger than 62, including single-person households. The Housing Department will be prioritizing these Mainstream vouchers for Pasadena households currently experiencing homelessness.

Housing location and stabilization services, including assistance with identifying housing resources, application fees, move-in costs (i.e. security deposits and/or landlord incentives), and supportive services for up to 12 months or through September 30, 2022, will be provided to participants by Union Station Homeless Services.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must have a household member between the ages of 18-61 with a disability. Both individuals and families are eligible.

2. Must not exceed Very Low Income Limits for household size.

3. Mixed households are eligible but at least one household member must be a citizen or have legal immigration status.

4. No household member can be a registered sex offender.

5. No household member with a conviction of methamphetamine production in federally funded housing.

Income Limits

The very low-income limit for Los Angeles County, which applies to the City of Pasadena, is as follows:

1 Person Household: $41,400 maximum income

2 Person Household: $47,300 maximum income

3 Person Household: $53,200 maximum income

4 Person Household: $59,100 maximum income

5 Person Household: $63,850 maximum income

Pasadena Homeless Preference

1. The household must be currently experiencing literal homelessness

  • Living in congregate and non-congregate shelters
  • Living in transitional housing
  • Living in unsheltered locations


2. Must meet the Pasadena Preference

  • Currently living in Pasadena
  • Last permanent address was verifiably in Pasadena
  • Residing in a motel through a City of Pasadena funded motel voucher program (list of programs in Supporting Documents below).
  • Adult household member is working more than 15 hours in Pasadena
  • Adult household member is going to school full time in Pasadena

Referral Process

Referrals will only be accepted on a rolling basis through referrals from Pasadena’s Coordinated Entry System service providers. The Coordinated Entry System is an existing system used by homeless service providers to connect people experiencing homelessness to housing and services. Referrals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 75 of the Mainstream vouchers are in use.

Referral Form

Supporting Documents

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Note: The City will also accept the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Verification of Disability form.

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