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County Board of Supervisors to hear presentation on 2020 Point-in-Time homeless count

Posted at 5:17 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 08:17:17-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Board of Supervisors is expected to hear a presentation on the upcoming Point-in-Time (PIT) Count at their Tuesday morning Board meeting.

The 2020 Point-in-Time Count is scheduled to take place on January 24, from 3:30 to 10:30 a.m. During Tuesday's meeting, The Kern County Homeless Collaborative, the PIT Committee, faith-based organizations and community volunteers will announce the 2020 count.

The goal of the count is to find trends within the county in hopes of reducing the number of people living as homeless. Last year The Kern County Homeless Collaborative reported a 50% increase in homeless persons. They reported that 1,330 homeless persons were counted countywide in shelters and on the streets.

The Board meeting is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Kern County Administrative Center on 1115 Truxtun Avenue.

If you would like to volunteer for the 2020 PIT Count, you can do so by clicking here.

Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old.