Meeting Information

This page includes information for regularly scheduled Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative Executive Board, Governing Board and Committee and Working Group meetings.

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Executive Board Meetings

The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) Executive Board is responsible for appointing and overseeing the Executive Director, BKRHC finances, contracts and media relations, with the goal of ending homelessness in Kern County’s communities. The Executive Board was established in 2019. The nine-member Executive Board includes two representatives each from the County of Kern and City of Bakersfield, four subject matter experts and one at-large member appointed by the Governing Board.

Regular Meetings of the Executive Board are held on the first Monday of the month at 2:00 P.M. They are open to the public to attend.

Materials for upcoming and previous meetings can be viewed here.

Governing Board Meetings

The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative Governing Board is authorized by the Voting Members of the Continuum of Care (CoC) to conduct the work and structure defined in the CoC Governance Charter. The Governing Board directs the work of BKRHC on behalf of the CoC, conducts hands-on work and facilitates committees and task groups necessary for the proper and efficient functioning of BKRHC, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program (Bakersfield/Kern County CA-604) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program support.

 

The Governing Board meets monthly (except December) on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM.

 

Materials for upcoming and previous meetings can be viewed online here.

Committee and Working Group Meetings

The following Committees and Working Groups have regular meetings that are open for public participation and engagement. A full list of Committee and Working Group descriptions is available for download here. 

Materials for upcoming and previous meetings can be viewed online here.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning and Performance

Meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Meetings are held at 1830 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

SOAR Working Group

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Meetings are held at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, 615 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Coordinated Entry and Assessment

Meets monthly on the last Thursday at 10:30 AM. Meetings are held at the Housing Authority of Kern County, 601 24th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

HMIS/Data Quality

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Meetings are held at Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, 1120 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Homeless Outreach

Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Meetings are held at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, 615 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Housing

Meets quarterly on the third Monday of the first month of the quarter at 1:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Housing Authority of the County of Kern, 601 24th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Homeless Prevention and Discharge Planning

Meets quarterly. Meetings for 2020 are to be held on February 19, May 21, August 20 and November 19, at 2:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Homeless Youth Committee

Meets monthly on the second Monday at 10:00 AM. Meetings are held at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, 615 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

 

Point-in-Time

Meets monthly on the last Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Meetings are held at Baker Street Village, 1015 Baker Street, Bakersfield CA 93301.

 

Lived Experience

A meeting schedule has not yet been established.

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