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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.


The Homeless Count sets in motion a year full of education, engagement & action for the Pasadena Partnership. Each year, volunteers help count people experiencing homelessness living on the streets of Pasadena during one night in the last ten days of January.  

Volunteers will be sent in teams of 4-5 to an assigned zone on the night of January 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) and the morning of January 24 (6:00-8:00 a.m.) to help count and administer a survey to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. The same teams go out together in the evening and the morning. Volunteers should be 18+ and are asked to attend a virtual orientation to prepare for the count.


Volunteers will go out the evening of January 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) and the morning of January 24 (6:00-8:00 a.m.). All volunteers must attend a virtual orientation session.

JANUARY 5, 2024

Volunteer Registration Deadline


Youth Count Volunteer Orientation
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Mandatory General Volunteer Orientation
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Homeless Count
January 23 Evening Shift: 8:00-10:00 p.m.
January 24 Morning Shift: 6:00-8:00 a.m.

Count Begins In

Pasadena Homeless Count

Also called the Point-in-Time Count, Pasadena’s Homeless Count is a one-night snapshot of people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness that is reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually during the last ten days of January. The data derived from the Homeless Count is primarily used in the following ways:

  • To understand the extent of homelessness and the changes in trends among specific subpopulations
  • To identify local priorities to inform resource allocation decisions
  • To inform the the planning and development of more effective services and resources

This year’s count is organized and implemented by the City of Pasadena Department of Housing in collaboration with the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness.

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