Congratulations to BKRHC Member Shar-On and Laborers of the Harvest, on their kick-off event in Arvin last month on February 22. The organizations are working to help address homelessness and food insecurity through food and meal distribution events. Here are some photos sent to us by Shari Rightmer, who leads Shar-On and Laborers of the […]
Income Property Association of Kern To Hold Rental Assistance and Eviction Moratorium Workshop For Property Owners. The Rental Housing Economic Outlook webinar will discuss new developments in the State and Federal response to COVID-19 and what they mean for the rental housing industry. The Income Property Association of Kern will be hosting a Rental Housing […]
BKRHC conducts 2021 Point in Time Count Combines case management data with shelter and navigation center reports to account for homeless population CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, email@example.com BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today conducted its 2021 Point in Time Count (PIT Count) of persons experiencing homelessness in […]
The Bakersfield Californian published an article covering “The Way Home,” the recently released web documentary that highlights the great work being done in Kern County to address chronic homelessness. You can read the full article online here.
One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is “who experiences homelessness in Kern County?” The statistics might surprise you. Here is a fact sheet we put together using demographic data from our local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Click here to view the fact sheet.
BKRHC Executive Director Anna Laven, Ed.D., appeared last week on Valley Public Radio to discuss local efforts to expand our inventory of permanent supportive housing by purchasing and renovating existing motels. You can listen to the full story online here.
“The Invisible,” episode 3 of The Way Home, a short-form documentary series released for streaming today on Amazon Prime video, tells the story of Lynn, a man who lived homeless for 12 years in Kern County, and how local homeless service providers helped him find, and maintain, housing since September 2019. It’s a moving story, […]
BKRHC announces changes to 2021 Point in Time Count methodology Plans to account for unsheltered persons using case management data, in lieu of in-person count due to COVID-19 surge CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, firstname.lastname@example.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative has announced changes to its planned methodology for the […]
Local COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs expand income eligibility and maximum awards New online application simplifies process for individuals. Landlords and lenders encouraged to apply on behalf of tenants and borrowers CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, email@example.com BAKERSFIELD, CA – The City of Bakersfield and County of Kern this week approved […]
Volunteers critical for accurate count, efforts to address homelessness. Plans in place to address COVID-19 concerns. For Immediate Release CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, firstname.lastname@example.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) has launched a county-wide effort to recruit 500 volunteers for the 2021 Point in Time Count, to be […]