Grant and Per Diem (GPD Program)

Description: GPD is an alcohol and drug free transitional housing program in the City of Bakersfield, California. CVAF operates two transitional housing programs for single male veterans. Veterans will reside in CVAF leased properties and are provided case management services to help them identify and treat the issues that caused their homelessness. The goals of the program are to assist the veteran with residential stability, increase their skills levels and\or income, and obtain greater self determination. By definition, this is not an emergency shelter.

Maximum number of beds available: 51


  • Veterans must be homeless or at-risk to qualify,
  • This program can serve single male veterans,
  • Veterans must have served on active military duty with other than dishonorable discharge,
  • A referral will be completed and medical, mental health, substance abuse and criminal history will be reviewed for appropriate placement,
  • Veteran does not have to have an income at time of intake.

Veteran Commitment:

  • Case management,
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings,
  • Participate in daily living skill classes,
  • Participate in Employment and Training Program and/or apply for state or federal benefits,
  • Commit to alcohol and drug free living,
  • Attend bi-monthly Town Hall meetings,
  • Agree to follow program policies and procedures,
  • Pay program rent which is assessed at 30% of income,
  • Must participate in volunteer activities.

Who to contact for more information:  Referrals start with our Case Manager at the Resource and Referral Center at (661) 829-5908

Program Director: Marianela Rios

Funding Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Grant and Per Diem Program