On October 10, 2018 the City of Pasadena Housing Department hosted a public workshop to discuss new homeless service funding coming to the City. The workshop covered existing homeless funding in Pasadena as well as new funding coming to the City through Measure H, the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) program, the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). Also included in the workshop were the results of the City’s New Homeless Funding Survey, the proposed uses of HEAP funding, as well as a discussion on the City’s strategies. To access the New Homeless Service Funding slide deck, please click here.
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.
The Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness is dedicated to planning and developing evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Pasadena, CA.