News and Updates
Junior League of Bakersfield (aka J.L.B.) is looking to award fellow Kern County nonprofit organizations with funds for projects that are consistent with the J.L.B. mission and focus on improving literacy. The J.L.B. wants to give the gift of reading to children in our community. The J.L.B. is looking to support projects that will help […]
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will be providing supper along with a snack at each of their grab and go meal service locations. Meals are available to all children without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger during the COVID-19 crisis. http://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MEALS-SERVICE-BGCKC.jpg
The Bakersfield Californian published an article covering “The Way Home,” the recently released web documentary that highlights the great work being done in Kern County to address chronic homelessness. You can read the full article online here.
One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is “who experiences homelessness in Kern County?” The statistics might surprise you. Here is a fact sheet we put together using demographic data from our local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Click here to view the fact sheet.
BKRHC Executive Director Anna Laven, Ed.D., appeared last week on Valley Public Radio to discuss local efforts to expand our inventory of permanent supportive housing by purchasing and renovating existing motels. You can listen to the full story online here.
“The Invisible,” episode 3 of The Way Home, a short-form documentary series released for streaming today on Amazon Prime video, tells the story of Lynn, a man who lived homeless for 12 years in Kern County, and how local homeless service providers helped him find, and maintain, housing since September 2019. It’s a moving story, […]
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, email@example.com BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative has announced changes to its planned methodology for the […]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The City of Bakersfield and County of Kern this week approved […]