New Homelessness Funding Survey
In June 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB 850) into law which authorizes $500 million in flexible block grant funding across the state. The Homeless Emergency Aid Program is designed to provide direct and immediate emergency assistance to cities and counties in order to address the homelessness crisis. These funds are not intended to supplement existing programs, but rather to fulfill the immediate unmet needs of the unsheltered population experiencing homelessness. These funds provide a unique opportunity to implement innovative and new ideas that can be immediately implemented upon distribution. The Pasadena CoC is eligible for an estimated $1.42 million in one-time funding to be used over the course of a two year time frame. The guidelines of this program are intentionally broad to allow for creative proposals from local communities that meet specific identified needs and challenges. The California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program also provides funds for a variety of activities to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness as authorized by SB 580. The Pasadena CoC is eligible for an estimated $720,243 in CESH funds.