Race to Zero Data

The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative strategy is driven by data-based decision making. At our upcoming Governing Board meeting on 10/28/20, we will be discussing our Race to Zero reports on veterans, individuals who are chronically homeless, youth who are homeless, and homeless individuals who are 65 and older or who have chronic health conditions, […]

Amendment – State CARES Act ESG Round 2 application deadline is now 8 am on October 26

https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-State-ESG-CV-2-Application.pdf State HCD has extended the application deadline for the state CARES Act ESG Round 2 grant, thus the County of Kern will also extend the deadline by one week.  The state CARES Act ESG Round 2 application deadline is now 8:00 am on Monday, October 26, 2021.Please see the attached application to State announced […]

Kern Recovers Nonprofit Grant Program

Nonprofit entities play an important role in supporting our local economy, addressing unmet needs of the most needy in our society, and improving the quality of life in Kern County. Many of these entities rely on fundraisers and donations which have been eliminated or greatly reduced due to COVID-19. This program is designed to support […]

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 […]

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 […]

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