The Home First Initiative, HEARTH Act and Subtitle C of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act bring focus work of preventing and ending homelessness in Kern County. KCHC focuses on four core strategies:

  • Promoting community-wide work including “community data” vs. “agency data”
  • Funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families, while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families and communities by homelessness
  • Promoting access to, and effective utilization of, mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families (with their ongoing input
  • Optimizing self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness