For Immediate Release: Local COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs expand income eligibility and maximum awards

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, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The City of Bakersfield and County of Kern this week approved […]

BKRHC seeks 500 volunteers for 2021 Point in Time Count

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, anna.laven@bkrhc.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 […]

Three efforts underway to increase permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield

Three efforts are currently underway to convert residential motels into permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield, The Bakersfield Californian today reported. You can read more about these efforts and how the Housing Authority of the County of Kern and others are pursuing efforts to both expand the inventory of permanent affordable housing and make neighborhoods […]

Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative approves grant funding for COVID-19 Prevention and Containment programs

Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative approves grant funding for COVID-19 Prevention and Containment programs Local service providers receive more than $220,000 to serve those experiencing homelessness CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) Executive Board approved this week approved over $220,000 in one-time grant funding to local homeless […]

The Bakersfield Californian: “County ready to put words into ‘action,’ address homelessness after Homekey award”

The Bakersfield Californian reporter Quinn Wilson covered the recent announcement of a nearly $15 million grant award to the Housing Authority of the County of Kern to expand the inventory of permanent supportive housing in Kern County. You can read the article online here: County ready to put words into ‘action,’ address homelessness after Homekey […]

Local organizations launch COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs

Local organizations launch COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs One-time financial assistance available for individuals who have lost income or incurred medical bills due to COVID-19 CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) and its members, the Housing Authority of the County of Kern […]

Housing Authority awarded nearly $15 million to expand Permanent Supportive Housing in Kern County

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, it was announced that the Housing Authority of the County of Kern will receive nearly $15 million from the State of California to purchase and rehabilitate existing housing, converting it into permanent supportive housing. BKRHC Executive Director Anna Laven, Ed.D., released the following statement: Homelessness ends when every person in […]

Rep. Kevin McCarthy introduces bill to help address veteran homelessness

Today, local Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced a bill designed to help address veteran homelessness. The Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020 to ensure that our nation’s homeless veterans receive HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program vouchers and supportive services that they deserve.  You can read more about the bill, including statements from Reps. McCarthy, […]

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