This week the Board of Supervisors will propose Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) as the sole source provider to the county's low barrier shelter. In late October the board declared a shelter crisis in Kern County and approved the framework for the development.
It includes the following requirements:
- A 150-bed low barrier facility accepting chronically homeless and vulnerable homeless adults
- A facility operation of 365 days per year
- And meals, medical care, and hygiene facilities
Officials say in order to have a positive and immediate impact on homelessness in Kern County staff recommends CAPK to serve as the operator.
The board will discuss the recommendation at the next meeting.