For Immediate Release: BKRHC conducts 2021 Point in Time Count

BKRHC conducts 2021 Point in Time Count Combines case management data with shelter and navigation center reports to account for homeless population CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today conducted its 2021 Point in Time Count (PIT Count) of persons experiencing homelessness in […]

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 […]

Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative approves grant funding for COVID-19 Prevention and Containment programs

Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative approves grant funding for COVID-19 Prevention and Containment programs Local service providers receive more than $220,000 to serve those experiencing homelessness CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) Executive Board approved this week approved over $220,000 in one-time grant funding to local homeless […]

Housing Authority awarded nearly $15 million to expand Permanent Supportive Housing in Kern County

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, it was announced that the Housing Authority of the County of Kern will receive nearly $15 million from the State of California to purchase and rehabilitate existing housing, converting it into permanent supportive housing. BKRHC Executive Director Anna Laven, Ed.D., released the following statement: Homelessness ends when every person in […]

BKRHC Statement regarding the Bakersfield City Council decision on Kern Project Roomkey

“BKRHC is disappointed in tonight’s decision of the City Council to not approve a Conditional Use Permit for Kern Project Roomkey. Our region’s unsheltered homeless population remain at high-risk for contracting COVID-19, many of whom are especially vulnerable to adverse health outcomes from COVID-19. Tonight’s decision highlights the difficulty of addressing homelessness. BKRHC and our […]

COMMUNITY VOICES: Kern Project Roomkey will help our most vulnerable homeless population

By Anna Laven, Stephen Pelz and Deborah Johnson. A version of this op-ed appeared in The Bakersfield Californian. To view the original post, click here. The Housing Authority of the County of Kern, California Veterans Assistance Foundation and Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative are on the frontlines working to end homelessness in our communities and build […]

Release: 2020 Point in Time Count Identifies Continued Challenges, Progress towards Addressing Homelessness

2020 Point in Time Count Identifies Continued Challenges, Progress towards Addressing Homelessness 1,580 Homeless Persons Identified, 19-Percent Increase from 2019 CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven.bkrhc@gmail.comCONTACT: Deborah Johnson, BKRHC Governing Board Chair, 661-619-6994, deb.johnson@cavaf.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) today released its 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Count […]

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