Kern County Board of Supervisors looking to approve $5 million toward rental assistance
Some renters who are suffering financially due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, fear losing their home as early as next Tuesday. This is because the states eviction moratorium ends September 1st.
According to the county of Kern, thousands of families are currently facing eviction. Last week the city of Bakersfield approved $5 million in funding to help residents with rental assistance. Tomorrow the Kern County Board of Supervisors are expected to do the same in order to combat this issue.
Supervisor, Leticia Perez says, “the peace of mind that comes with that and the hopefulness, that you will not be evicted and that this community really stands with you. That’s the message we’re sending.”
The Board of Supervisors will vote on this $5 million package Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. If approved, this would be $10 million in total, counting the funding from the city.
If you are in need of rental assistance, you can contact the County of Kern: (661) 868-3140
For shelter assistance contact The Mission at Kern County: (661) 325-0863
For food assistance contact CAPK: (661) 336-5236