The Mission:

To put an end to homelessness in Kern County through collaborative planning and action.

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For information: Homelessness Resources Administrative Assistant Jessica M. Janssen (661) 834-1580 or 




The 2016 applicants to the HUD Continuum of Care grant, received the initial announcement that all of Tier 1, and a portion of Tier 2, were funded. Please see the spreadsheet attached to see the funding award breakdown. The KCHC, serves as the Continuum of Care for Bakersfield/Kern County. We are hopeful that the remaining three agencies (Women's Center-High desert, Griffin's Gate and Community Action Partnership of Kern) will also be funded and await HUD's notification. Awarded are: Housing Authority of the County of Kern, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Clinica Sierra Vista, Kern County Mental Health (technology oversight grant), Flood Bakersfield Ministries, California Veterans Assistance Foundation, and United Way of Kern County (administrative grant).


CLICK HERE To see the local, Tier 1 funding spreadsheet


CLICK HERE To read the full federal announcement


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