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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.

Permanent Supportive Housing Forms

The target population for Pasadena’s CoC-PSH is chronically homeless individuals or families. To verify chronic homeless status, programs should complete a Certification of Chronic Homeless Status checklist which should be accompanied by supporting documentation of homeless status and disability, or a DedicatedPLUS Verification Packet. Together, these documents must be maintained in the client’s file.

HUD Housing Quality Standards Guidance & Inspection Forms

Links to the HUD Housing Quality Standards Guidance & Inspection Forms for CoC-funded Permanent Supportive Housing Projects are provided below.

Should be conducted by program staff on an annual basis for the term of CoC assistance.

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Should be conducted by program staff upon initial unit occupancy.

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Summarizes the requirements of the HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection process.

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Documentation of Homeless Status

In order of preference for documenting  homeless status, Pasadena Partnership’s homeless status verification forms include:

*When documenting chronic homelessness, 9 of the 12 months or 3 of the 4 occasions must be documented through one of the first three methods. The remaining time period can be documented through self-declaration.

Documentation of Disability

Evidence of disability may include (in order of preference):

Verification from Social Security Administration
Copy of Disability Check

E.g. Social Security Disability Insurance or Veterans Disability Compensation

Outreach Worker Observation

Confirmed by a Certification of Disability form < 45 days after application for assistance

Documentation of Institutional Stay

In addition to documenting disability and length/frequency of homeless status, individuals residing in an institution for less than 90 days (including a jail, substance abuse or mental health treatment facility, hospital, or other similar facility) must provide documentation of their stay. Acceptable evidence includes either:

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