On Wednesday, Sept. 30, members of the rental housing industry are invited to take part in the third annual California Landlords’ Summit on Homelessness, Housing Outreach Partnership announced.

The event is being hosted by the Income Property Association of Kern, which is a Bakersfield-area chapter of the California Apartment Association.

Due to COVID-19, the event will be held via Zoom. Event registration is free and open on eventbrite.com at this link.

The event brings landlords and property owners into conversation with homelessness service providers to learn how they can help end homelessness in California. Last year’s summit resulted in 94 people receiving housing and saved public agencies over $2.6 million. This year’s summit will explore the connection between homelessness and the housing crisis.

Additionally, local experts will demonstrate how landlords can make sound business decisions by renting to individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Topics covered will include housing vouchers, rent guarantees, tenant support and more. Other speakers will discuss California’s recent housing legislation, and Greg Terzakis, CAA’s senior vice president for Central California, will discuss Proposition 21, the radical rent control measure on November’s ballot.