A Key to Housing Security & College Success

PCF staff and board visited the East Foothill Blvd. property that will be restored to house 6 PCC students facing housing insecurity.

PCF Helps Fund Affordable Housing Project for PCC Students
In spring of 2022, Pasadena Community Foundation joined several community partners to create housing for students at Pasadena City College (PCC) who are transitioning out of foster care and experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. PCF contributed a $200,000 grant toward the project as part of Affordable Housing Initiative.

Two structures located at 2321 E. Foothill Blvd. will be purchased and refurbished into six 375-square-foot studio units by Heritage Housing Partners (HHP) using funding from the City of Pasadena and PCF. The property will eventually be home to six PCC students who have experienced tenuous housing situations, a scenario that often jeopardizes a student’s chance of successful college completion. PCC will support the students with rent subsidies.

“These kids have experienced housing insecurity for so long,” says Charles Loveman, the executive director of HHP. “It’s going to be a game changer for them to have a key, lock their own door, and know their possessions and space are safe.”

Heritage Housing Partner’s Executive Director, Charles Loveman (center, in white shirt), leads PCF staff and board members on a tour of the East Foothill Blvd. property.