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County BOS to discuss $500,000 funding for new low-barrier homeless shelter

Kern County Board of Supervisors
Posted at 12:54 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 15:57:52-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Board of Supervisors are set to discuss funds for the new low-barrier homeless shelter at their Tuesday afternoon meeting.

According to the Kern county Board of Supervisors agenda, the City of Bakersfield is requesting the board's approval for a single monetary contribution of $500,000 toward the new low-barrier center, set to be located on 2900 M Street.

These funds, according to the agenda, will go towards operation expenses and will be focused on transitioning homeless individuals into permanent and sustainable housing.

"This proposed agreement builds on the official partnership between the City and the County to address our region's homelessness crisis," the proposed agreement stated.