For Immediate Release: More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers

CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers Individuals experiencing homelessness, staff at four emergency shelters and navigation centers vaccinated BAKERSFIELD, CA – More than 200 individuals experiencing homelessness and service provider staff received COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, March 15, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local organizations launch COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs

Local organizations launch COVID-19 rent and mortgage assistance programs One-time financial assistance available for individuals who have lost income or incurred medical bills due to COVID-19 CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, anna.laven@bkrhc.org BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) and its members, the Housing Authority of the County of Kern […]

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 […]

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