News and Updates

For Immediate Release: BKRHC Conducts 2024 Point-in-Time Count

CONTACT: Carlos Baldovinos, BKRHC Executive Board Chair,, (661) 325-0863 BKRHC Conducts 2024 Point-in-Time Count BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) has recently published the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count report of persons experiencing homelessness in Kern County. This is an annual count that presents a snapshot of individuals experiencing sheltered or unsheltered […]

Bakersfield Water Bill Assistance Event

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) will be hosting a water and utilities bill assistance event in the city of Bakersfield in partnership with Vice Mayor Andrae Gonzalez, where members of the community have the opportunity to apply to a free program that will help pay home water bills. BE SURE TO BRING THE REQUIRED […]


Saturday 11.04.2023, BAIHP is hosting our 3rd Annual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon. The event is taking place at the Convention Center Marriott located at 801 Truxtun Avenue. The doors open at 8AM and programming is expected to start at 9:30AM. This year will feature special presentations of the Eagle Heart Drummers, SAMHSA, and will […]

Wonderful Community Food Center Ribbon Cutting. 10/5/23

We’re thrilled to extend our warmest invitation to you for a momentous event – The Wonderful Community Food Center at the CAPK Food Bank Ribbon Cutting! The expansion is a testament to the dedication and support of individuals like yourself, who have contributed to the success of the CAPK Food Bank over the years. Event Details: Date: October 5, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Venue: […]

Community Health and Social Services Clinic

The Social Servant’s upcoming Community Health & Social Services Clinic on July 8th, 2023 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. This event will be located at 1701 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 and Chipotle will be served for lunch. Please arrive at 9:00 am to set up. Tables and Chairs will be provided and there is space available to have confidential conversations.

Founders Cohort at the Ignite Innovation Lab

This apprenticeship is for entrepreneurs and creatives that aim to lift their business idea or active business within the community. This is a 6 month commitment and participants are paid while they focus on growing their brand/idea. This opportunity is for folks 18 years old and up. If you have questions about this, please email Natasha […]

Fair Housing Conference-Virtual Option

GBLA is launching a virtual option for the upcoming Fair Housing Conference! If you are unable to attend in person or would like to change your in-person attendance to the virtual option, register at the following link: We are also still accepting registration for a vendor booth. Please get in touch with me for […]

For Immediate Release: BKRHC Releases 2023 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

CONTACT: Carlos Baldovinos, BKRHC Executive Board Chair, BKRHC Releases 2023 Point-in-Time Homeless Count The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) has released the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count report of persons experiencing homelessness in Kern County.  The PIT Count is an annual count that provides a snapshot view over just a 12-hour period of homeless individuals […]

State of Black America Conference-Saturday 4/29/23 10:00am at Greater Harvest Church

NAACP is hosting the 2023 State of Black America Conference on April 29th. SAVE THE DATEState Of Black America Conference – Kern CountyDate: Saturday, April 29th 2023Time: 10am – 4pmLocation: Greater Harvest Church 5421 Aldrin Ct, Bakersfield, CA  The State Of Black America – Kern County is an event that allows African Americans leaders to analyze […]

DV & Mandated Reporting Training

Please see below that a virtual training is being offered on domestic violence & mandated reporting responsibilities. Kern County Network for Children Monthly Training Thursday, April 13, 2023 8:30 am – 10:30 am Virtual Training     Please join the Kern County Network for Children as we welcome Bonnie Holt, CPS Staff Development Trainer […]

Community Housing and Other Needs Survey

Every five years, the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department completes a study: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.  As part of our research, we invite citizens to share their perspective on fair housing issues. The report is submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of Kern County’s ongoing funding […]

Homefront News: Investing in BIPOC Developers, CSH Summit, Medicaid Updates and More…

In March 2022, CSH announced a multimillion-dollar, five-year lending and capacity-building initiative geared toward directing capital and financial equity to communities of color. We called it Redesigning Access by Centering Equity (RACE), an initiative that aims to expand lending to housing developers led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The RACE Initiative offers pre-development, acquisition, […]

HMIS Lead Agency RFP Info Session

On February 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM, the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative hosted an informational session for all interested parties regarding the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Request For Proposal. Details of the the RFP were briefly explained and a question and answer session commenced and included below.

East Bakersfield Festival May 20, 2023

The East Bakersfield Festival will be happening again this year, and will be bigger and better! This event is free and open to the public, if you would like to be a vendor please register here -Vendor Application Link: Attached is also a flyer with more information, don’t miss out on this fun well attended […]

Max Bacerra Scholarship

Applications have opened for the Housing Authority’s Max Bacerra Scholarship. Individuals living in a Housing Authority managed property or have a Section 8 voucher and are attending college, are eligible to submit for the scholarship. Please see attached flyer for more info.

Request For Proposals – Bakersfield/Kern Continuum of Care (CA-604) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency

The Bakersfield/Kern Continuum of Care (CA-604) on behalf of the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative is seeking proposals from interested applicants to become the HMIS Lead Agency. Please see request for proposal document below. Applications are due by 5PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 and can be emailed to and CC Anna Laven at

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Course

The new season of our award-winning Preventing Discrimination & Harassment training is now available and contains new content, videos, actors and images. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Preview the course New season now available! The new season of Traliant’s award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training is now available! Updated with new content, actors, videos and […]

City Hall Fellowship Job Program for Youth

Bakersfield’s City Hall Fellowship Job Program for Youth (ages 18-30) is taking applications until this Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023. The City Hall Fellowship Program is paid & is 6 months long. More info on the program for youth & the application packet is available here:

New Federal Legislation- IDs for an Inclusive Democracy Act

Below is an upcoming One-hour informational session regarding new Federal Legislation, H.R. 8221: IDs for An Inclusive Democracy Act. Webinar from the National Conversation About Kat Calvin, Founder, Project ID & Spread the Vote, outlining and discussing the details of H.R. 8221, a federal legislative act for free IDs which she is at the forefront of moving through the U.S. […]

CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2023

Below is the CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2023 and may benefit our community to participate to improve our homeless response system outcomes! They are also accepting session proposals and providing a virtual Open House to discuss possible topics, especially for diversity, equity & inclusion! View this email in your browser CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2023 […]

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mission

Please join us for our Annual Thanksgiving meal & Coat giveaway on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am – 1 pm at the Mission Inside our Chapel. We invite the community for this meal and our Christmas eve meal as well. Thanks Steve Peterson Director of Programs 661-487-9744 – cell 661-325-0863 Ext 227/228

Fall Fest Outreach

Clemmer & Company would like to extend an invite to our 2022 Fall Fest Outreach. We are looking for community volunteers and organizations to make this event better than ever for our low-income tenants.  If your agency or organization would be willing to donate hygiene or cleaning products, winter clothing items or distribute information/offer services […]

Public Notice – Final Version of the CoC-Approved Consolidated Application and Priority Listing

The attached document and associated link pertains to the 2022 HUD Regular Notice of Funding Opportunity final version of the consolidated application and priority listing as approved by the Bakersfield-Kern County CoC. The Consolidated Application can be found on pages 1 – 154. The Priority Listing begins on page 155 and continues through page 172.

Kern County NOFA for 2022 State ESG

The Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability for the 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications are currently being accepted and are due on July 22, 2022. Please review the attached PDF for additional information.

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