“BKRHC is disappointed in tonight’s decision of the City Council to not approve a Conditional Use Permit for Kern Project Roomkey. Our region’s unsheltered homeless population remain at high-risk for contracting COVID-19, many of whom are especially vulnerable to adverse health outcomes from COVID-19. Tonight’s decision highlights the difficulty of addressing homelessness. BKRHC and our […]
By Russell Judd, Ken Keller and Bruce Peters A version of this op-ed appeared in The Bakersfield Californian. To view the original post, click here. We’ve all experienced first-hand the impact that COVID-19 has had on our communities. From schools beginning the academic year with virtual instruction, to the countless small businesses negatively impacted by […]
By Carlos Baldovinos A version of this op-ed appeared in The Bakersfield Californian. To view the op-ed online, visit here. Homelessness is a complex issue that affects every one of us. Ideally, none of us want to see people living on the streets. We want safe and clean public spaces. And, we want to see […]
By Anna Laven, Stephen Pelz and Deborah Johnson. A version of this op-ed appeared in The Bakersfield Californian. To view the original post, click here. The Housing Authority of the County of Kern, California Veterans Assistance Foundation and Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative are on the frontlines working to end homelessness in our communities and build […]
A copy of the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative’s 10-year plan to end homelessness, “Home at Last!” is available online at the link below. Click here to view.
2020 Point in Time Count Identifies Continued Challenges, Progress towards Addressing Homelessness 1,580 Homeless Persons Identified, 19-Percent Increase from 2019 CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, email@example.comCONTACT: Deborah Johnson, BKRHC Governing Board Chair, 661-619-6994, firstname.lastname@example.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today released its 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Count […]