Numbers have been released for the 2023 Point in Time homeless census conducted by the Bakersfield/Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative.
In 2018, the Collaborative established a 10-year plan to eliminate homelessness in Kern County. Following is a breakdown of the PIT count per year:
2021: No accurate numbers due to COVID-19 pandemic
The trends clearly indicate a continual growth in the homeless population in Kern County. See the full report here: 2023-PIT-Count-Report-Kern-County-final