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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.

PSH Written Standards

In accordance with Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR) Part 578, the City of Pasadena (City) and the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness (Pasadena CoC) have developed the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) written standards. In conjunction with 24 CFR Part 578, these standards will apply to all projects that receive Pasadena CoC Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) funding and are intended as basic minimum standards to which grantees can make additions and more stringent standards applicable to their own projects. In addition, all projects must comply with the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) under which the project was originally awarded and, as applicable, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and the Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.

The goal of these standards is to synthesize key elements of the HUD regulations with the processes and priorities of the Pasadena CoC to ensure that the PSH program is administered fairly and methodically. The City and the Pasadena CoC will continue to build upon and refine this document.

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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