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California Landlord's Summit on Homelessness


Bakersfield, CA, August 09, 2018 --( United Way, The Income Property Association of Kern, and The Housing Authority of the County of Kern, in association with the California Apartment Association, are proud to present the first annual California Landlord's Summit on Homelessness. This free event will feature expert panels and speakers including CAA Senior Vice President Greg Terzakis.

This Summit will build on the 2018 Point In Time Count to find ways of breaking down barriers to housing California's homeless population. "We will be bringing together landlords, non-profits, and the public sector to address the biggest issue in the state," said United Way of Kern County CEO Mari Perez-Dowling. "We know from the evidence that the Housing First model works. Serving the homeless population isn't a charity act or PR stunt; it is good business." The Summit will present programming to break down barriers between landowners and potential tenants. "There are just so many programs out there that landlords could be taking advantage of, but they don't know about them." Still, the biggest impediment seems to be stigma against homeless residents of the state. Advocates contend that landlords have inaccurate perceptions that prevent them from looking at homeless applicants.

Contact Information:
Income Property Association of Kern
Jamie Anderson
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