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Board of Supervisors approves CAPK to run new low-barrier shelter

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 20:46:03-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve a 3-year deal on Tuesday to have Community Action Partnership of Kern run the county's new low-barrier homeless shelter.

Officials said the navigation center will open with 50 beds and house with a total of 150 once it's complete.

Construction is reportedly on schedule with two new structures.

It will cost a little more than 2 million dollars a year to run the complex.

The shelter will provide beds, meals, pet care, security and property storage along with social services.