We have just received the results of the annual Homeless count for 2020.
The good news is that Pasadena’s Homeless numbers continue to decline due to the strong efforts made by the City in partnership with our wonderful non-profit organizations. In 2019, we succeeded in housing 291 people. From a high of 1,216 homeless people in 2011, our 2020 count is down to 527. That number includes 297 people actually sleeping on the street.
To continue our progress I am pursuing the following specific programs:
- Building more permanent supportive housing on City owned land.
- Converting underutilized motel sites to permanent supportive housing.
- Working with churches and the PUSD to build affordable housing on their surplus properties and changing our zoning as required to make that possible.
I have worked on building affordable housing as a Planning Director and as a volunteer Board Member at non-profits, Pasadena Neighborhood Housing and LINC Housing for more than 30 years. As your Mayor I will continue these efforts, because the need is greater than ever.