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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 […]

Free Thanksgiving Meals

There will be free Thanksgiving Meals offered at The Mission in Bakersfield on Thanksgiving Day, 11/26/20, at 11:00 am, New Generation Church in Wasco on Saturday, 11/21/20 at 12:00 pm, and Shar-On / St. Andrews Church in Taft on Wednesday, 11/25/20 at 5:30 pm. https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Thanksgiving-2020-Invitation.pdf https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Wasco-Thanksgiving-Flyer.jpg https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ThanksgivingFlyer_8.5×11-2020.pdf https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ThanksgivingFlyer_5.5×8.5_Eng_Spanish-2020.pdf

Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing in Wasco

The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern County Department of Public Health, and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are proud to offer Free COVID-19 testing, open to the public, no appointment needed, on Sunday, November 22, at 10:00 am, at the Fiesta Market, 915 Poso Dr, Wasco, CA 93280. https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Wasco-COVID-Testing-Flyer.jpg

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 […]

Three efforts underway to increase permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield

Three efforts are currently underway to convert residential motels into permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield, The Bakersfield Californian today reported. You can read more about these efforts and how the Housing Authority of the County of Kern and others are pursuing efforts to both expand the inventory of permanent affordable housing and make neighborhoods […]

Housing Authority accepting applications from Landlords and Lenders for COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is accepting applications from landlords and lenders for its COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program. If you are a landlord or lender and would like to assist your tenants or borrowers with applying for COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Programs: Download the form Complete the landlord/lender section […]

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