Ten Year Plan To End Homelessness
The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative is responsible for preparing a 10-year plan for ending homelessness. The current plan, “Home at Last! Kern County’s Plan to End Homelessness by 2028” was adopted by the Governing Board in 2018. The previous plan, “Home First: the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness” was adopted in 2008.
Our plan contains 6 objectives that collaborative members believe incorporate the best, evidenced-based approaches to ending homelessness by helping people currently experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness maintain permanent housing and access supportive services:
- Establish a Coordinated Entry, Assessment and Referral System to streamline and prioritize access to housing and services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Prevent homelessness and repeated homelessness whenever possible.
- Improve the economic security, health and stability of homeless and at-risk people.
- Ensure that emergency shelter, transitional housing and interim housing beds are adequate to meet current and future demands.
- Increase the affordable housing inventory for homeless individuals and families by 10,470 new beds.
- Broaden and strengthen community support for ending homelessness.
You can download and review the full plan document here.