BKRHC Statement regarding the Bakersfield City Council decision on Kern Project Roomkey

“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 […]

COMMUNITY VOICES: Kern Project Roomkey will help our most vulnerable homeless population

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 […]

Release: 2020 Point in Time Count Identifies Continued Challenges, Progress towards Addressing Homelessness

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, anna.laven.bkrhc@gmail.comCONTACT: Deborah Johnson, BKRHC Governing Board Chair, 661-619-6994, deb.johnson@cavaf.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today released its 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Count […]

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