HUD requires jurisdictions to track data on four key subpopulations, including people experiencing chronic homelessness, veterans, families with children, and transitional age youth (18-24). In addition to these priority populations, Pasadena also analyzes data specific to seniors and groups impacted by racial disparities, including people who identify as Black and/or Latino.
Slightly more than half of the City’s homeless population is experiencing chronic homelessness (53%), meaning that this group of people have been homeless for at least one year and are living with a disabling condition.
Families with Children
Families with minor children under the age of 18 represent 5% of the households experiencing homelessness in Pasadena, which has remained constant over the last three years.
Transitional Aged Youth
Youth between 18-24 make up approximately 6% of Pasadena’s homeless population. This number includes parenting youth who are the parents or legal guardians of one or more children sleeping with them.
While veterans comprise a smaller proportion of the total homeless population, they are more likely to report higher rates of disabilities and health conditions overall.
Seniors aged 62 and up comprise 15% of people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena which is particularly concerning as the average age of death for unhoused individuals in LA is 47.
Black & Hispanic and Latino People
People of color, particularly Black and Hispanic and Latino, continue to be disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena.