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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

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs provide permanent housing and supportive services to individuals and families with a disability, prioritizing those who are chronically homeless. PSH is designed to reintegrate this highly vulnerable population into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.

The Permanent Supportive Housing Written Standards describe the eligible uses of funds, program requirements, and record keeping requirements of CoC-funded projects.

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To help agencies ensure compliance with HUD’s recordkeeping requirements, the Pasadena Partnership has established a standardized set of Recordkeeping Forms. All agencies receiving CoC-funding should use these forms to ensure program eligibility.

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HUD provides guidance on Permanent Supportive Housing through the HEARTH Interim Rule, various HUD Notices, FAQs, and published guides.

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