CA Landlord’s Summit on Homelessness: Hear from local elected officials, legal professionals

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Over 25 representatives from the private and public sector will be in Bakersfield this month for a summit on homelessness.

The California Landlord’s Summit on Homelessness will take place on Tuesday Oct. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308.

Summit goers will be able to choose between several workshops including a town hall with elected officials and a legal workshop, according to a press release from  Income Property Association of Kern.  The presenters will educate landlords on all aspects of renting to homeless individuals.

Registrer at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-landlords-summit-on-homelessness-tickets-48215632254

IPAK released a schedule of events:

08:00 AM: Registration         

08:30 AM: Welcome
         Kyle Brown – Director of Entertainment, Good Time Entertainment

08:35 AM: Opening Remarks
         Stephen Pelz – Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Kern

08:50 AM: Income Property Association Of Kern Presentation
         Mardi Sharples – President, Income Property Association of Kern
         Monique Davis – Secretary, Income Property Association of Kern

09:15 AM: Kern County Homeless Collaborative Presentation
         Heather Kimmel – Assistant Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Kern
         Jessica Jansen – Homeless Programs Manger, United Way

09:45 AM: First Breakout Session   
         Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         Town Hall On Homelessness

10:30 AM: Break and Vendor Booths

10:45 AM: Second Breakout Session
         Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         Town Hall On Homelessness

11:30 AM: Break and Vendor Booths

12:00 PM: Lunch Service

12:30 PM: Afternoon Keynote
         Greg Terzakis – Executive Vice President, California Apartment Association

01:15 PM: Closing Keynote
         Joe Couglin – Founder, Coconut Joe’s

Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         (Moderator) Jose Luiz Gonzalez – Homeless Initiative Coordinator, The County of Kern
         Mardi Sharples – Voucher Programs Housing Administrator, Housing Authority of the County of Kern
         Deborah Johnson – President/CEO, California Veterans Assistance Foundation
         Jan Lemucchi – Resource Development Manager, Independent Living Center of Kern
         Tim Lee – Property Owner
         Fred Wright – Tenant
         Denise Brock – Housing Specialist & Case Manager, Flood Bakersfield Ministries

Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         (Moderator) Tina Posey – Assisted Sites Housing Administrator, Housing Authority of Kern
         Alan J. Peake, Esq. – Partner, Wall Wall & Peake
         Laura Matter – Attorney, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
         TBA – Fair Housing Coordinator, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
         Sgt. Jim Moore – Street Impact Team, Bakersfield Police Department

Town Hall On Homelessness
         (Moderator) Heidi Martinez-Forsythe – Professor of Communications, Bakersfield College
         Bob Smith – Vice-Mayor, City of Bakersfield
         Jacquie Sullivan – Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
         Andre Gonzales – Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
         Lauren Skidmore – District Director, Office of Asm. Vince Fong
         Benjamin Stark – Legislative Analyst, Office of Sen. Jean Fuller

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