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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.

Street Outreach

Street Outreach programs are principally focused to one goal: that of supporting persons experiencing homelessness in achieving some form of permanent, sustainable housing. While Street Outreach teams may use incentives to encourage trust and build relationships, or to ensure that homeless households’ emergency needs are met, permanent housing is the end goal of these programs rather than simply seeking to alleviate the burden of living on the streets.

Currently, the City of Pasadena funds Street Outreach programs through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program and the Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The target population for this program is unsheltered homeless individuals and families. To help minimize barriers and ensure immediate access to housing, street outreach programs enter all individuals and families into Pasadena’s Coordinated Entry System (CES).

The Street Outreach Written Standards detail the target population, eligible activities, program requirements, and system performance measures for ESG- and CoC-funded projects.

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