Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness

Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness Pasadena reduced its homeless population by nearly 54 percent between 2009 and 2016, the highest percentage among 32 large cities studied by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, according to a report from the organization. Pasadena had the largest percent decreases in total homelessness and in the amount of homeless families, the study reported. The city counted 1,216 as homeless in 2011, but only 530 in 2016. Officials in the Housing... continue reading »"Why Pasadena outranked 32 major U.S. cities in reducing homelessness"

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families Pasadena – which ranked first among 32 cities in 24 states for reducing homelessness from 2009-2016 in a just-released survey report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors – has also quietly accomplished another feat: there are no longer any unsheltered homeless families living here. “We’re happy to say that according to our last survey, we don’t have any homeless families out on the streets,” said Pasadena’s Department of Housing and Career Services... continue reading »"A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families"

124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History

124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History The Historic Decker house located at 750 N. Fair Oaks Avenue will be strapped up and transported up the street to its new and permanent location as a part of an ambitious affordable housing development set to open in 2018. The Queen Anne style house, which was constructed in 1892 and designated a city landmark in 1998, has sat vacant for over a decade in Northwest Pasadena and... continue reading »"124-Year-Old Decker House Facelift will Give Homeowners an Affordable Taste of History"

Change for a Change

Change for a Change Donations to the Real Change Movement meters doubled in the second year of operation, and city officials have used some of those funds to find permanent housing for 20 homeless people. Read more: Change for a Changed