FOR Immediate Release: Bakersfield/Kern awarded 229 Emergency Housing Vouchers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Anna Laven, BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557 (cell), anna.laven@bkrhc.org Bakersfield/Kern awarded 229 Emergency Housing Vouchers BKRHC, Housing Authority to collaborate; help address and prevent homelessness BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Housing Authority of the County of Kern (HA) today announced it has been awarded 229 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) from the U.S. Department of Housing […]

For Immediate Release: 2021 Point in Time Count reports 2,150 individuals experienced homelessness on January 27, 2021

CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org  2021 Point in Time Count reports 2,150 individuals experienced homelessness on January 27, 2021 Bakersfield/Kern one of few regions in California to conduct 2021 PIT Count BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today released its 2021 Point in Time (PIT) Count Report. The […]

For Immediate Release: More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers

CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers Individuals experiencing homelessness, staff at four emergency shelters and navigation centers vaccinated BAKERSFIELD, CA – More than 200 individuals experiencing homelessness and service provider staff received COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, March 15, […]

For Immediate Release: BKRHC conducts 2021 Point in Time Count

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, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today conducted its 2021 Point in Time Count (PIT Count) of persons experiencing homelessness in […]

For Immediate Release: BKRHC announces changes to 2021 Point in Time Count methodology

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, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative has announced changes to its planned methodology for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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