Homelessness has gone down dramatically in Kern County

Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 20:41:35-04

In Metro Bakersfield, there has been a 50% reduction in homelessness from last year.  The adult count has reduced 49%.  Adults with children have reduced 36% while children who are homeless has went down 40%.  

Part of the reason for the decrease in numbers per the Kern County Homeless Collaborative is changing the count from dusk to dusk, to dusk to dawn.