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Homelessness

The Community Homeless Law Center Project is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Community Homeless Law Center Project removes legal barriers that prohibit homeless people from securing housing and jobs either through direct civil legal assistance and case management or referral to the Community Homeless Court.

The Community Homeless Law Center Project is a part of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (please see link below). The Kern County Homeless Collaborative is made up of several agencies that work hand-in-hand to help move homeless people (women and children included) from the streets to housing and employment.

Goal:

The goal of the Community Homeless Law Center Project (CHLCP) is to remove legal barriers to allow its clients to obtain and keep permanent housing. The program takes a holistic approach by providing social support services to its clients, while advocating through the court and administrative law systems.

CHLCP provides civil legal assistance with problems in the following areas:

• Housing
• Public Benefits
• Social Security Benefits
• Domestic Violence
• Consumer
• Education
• Health
• Other Matters

Are You Homeless?

Do you have a legal problem which keeps getting in your way?

Why not give us a call and we will let you know if we can help.

We also have an outreach worker who may be able to visit you where you are currently staying.

Our services throughout Kern County are in English and in Spanish and are free of charge.

We can be reached at 661-334-4676 or 1-888-292-4252 extension 1176 or 1-888-292-4252 extension 1193.

For Spanish speaking services please call our Case Manager, Ana Vigil, at 661-334-4676.

Partner Agencies Include:

Superior Court of California, Kern County
District Attorney’s Office
Public Defender’s Office
Community Action Partnership of Kern County
WESTEC
Bakersfield Rescue Mission
Bakersfield Homeless Center / Bethany Services
Kern County Department of Human Services
Kern County Veterans Services Department
Clinica Sierra Vista’s Homeless Healthcare Services
Kern County Mental Health
United Way of Kern County
Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
Salvation Army

Related Links
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Kern County Homeless Collaborative