Homelessness Statistics for Kern, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in Kern County California in 2019

1,330

There are an estimated 1,330 homeless individuals in Kern County California. That is a 50% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

177

There are 177 in Kern that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

35

There are 35 in Kern that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

348

There are 177 in Kern that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

770

There are 177 in Kern that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

52

There are 52 in Kern that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

14

There are 14 in Kern that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Kern County California in 2019

66

There are an estimated 1,330 homeless individuals in Kern County California. That is a 50% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Kern County California

Total Chronic Homeless in Kern County California

64

There are -65 less homeless individuals in Kern County California than in 2018. That is a -50% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

12

There are 52 in Kern that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

52

There are 14 in Kern that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Kern County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

53

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

68

Total Veteran Homeless

121

There are more homeless individuals in Kern County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Kern County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

29

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

62

Total Homeless Youth

91

There are 35 more homeless youths in Kern County California than in 2018. That is a 63% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Kern County California

3,544

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Kern County California

5

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 465 emergency shelter beds in Kern County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 185 Transitional Housing beds in Kern County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 2308 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Kern County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 577 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Kern County.

Kern County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

5 Homeless Shelter Listings in Kern County

Bakersfield Homeless Center

Bakersfield Homeless Center

Bakersfield, CA

The mission of the Bakersfield Homeless Center is to provide support and resources to families and individuals in crisis while helping them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020
The Mission At Kern County

The Mission At Kern County

Bakersfield, CA

- Daily Chapel Services- Shelter (5pm to 7am)- 240 BedsThe Mission at Kern County provides the following for over 200 homeless men on a daily basis:- Overnight shel [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 5, 2020
Women's Center - High Desert

Women's Center - High Desert

Ridgecrest, CA

The Women's Center High Desert is a non-profit organization providing a network of services relating to domestic violence and sexual assault for Eastern Kern county and the surrounding counties. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 19, 2014
Transitional Housing Center Bakersfield

Transitional Housing Center Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

This program consists of eight (8) units providing temporary housing for homeless families. Agency staff refers residents of the program to support services to help families stabilize and obtain perma [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 5, 2017
California Veterans Assistance  Bakersfield

California Veterans Assistance Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)Description: The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services that are [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 3, 2015

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
344
389
201
20


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


61
7


30
131


61
31


22
30
2015 Total 954 68 161 92 52
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
381
494
180
12


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


65
6


53
201


65
34


31
58
2016 Total 1,067 71 254 99 89
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
366
257
175
12


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


60
3


75
159


62
28


31
22
2017 Total 810 63 234 90 53
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
353
362
162
8


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


53
3


31
98


62
18


29
27
2018 Total 885 56 129 80 56
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
348
770
177
35


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


52
14


12
52


53
68


29
62
2019 Total 1,330 66 64 121 91
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 108 7.8% 1855 45.0% 97.4%
2016 131 6.8% 1829 39.2% 97.4%
2017 116 10.5% 2282 55.7% 97.1%
2018 398 7.8% 2512 51.6% 97.2%
2019 115 6.3% 2508 48.9% 98.0%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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