News and Updates

Three efforts underway to increase permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield

Three efforts are currently underway to convert residential motels into permanent affordable housing units in Bakersfield, The Bakersfield Californian today reported. You can read more about these efforts and how the Housing Authority of the County of Kern and others are pursuing efforts to both expand the inventory of permanent affordable housing and make neighborhoods […]

Housing Authority accepting applications from Landlords and Lenders for COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is accepting applications from landlords and lenders for its COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program. If you are a landlord or lender and would like to assist your tenants or borrowers with applying for COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Programs: Download the form Complete the landlord/lender section […]

America’s Job Center Supportive Services Assistance For COVID-19 Impacted Individuals

Laid off from work due to COVID-19? You may be eligible to receive assistance with Supportive Services of $400 or $800 depending on qualifications. Supportive Services may include: Equipment necessary to Telework (e.g. computer, internet, etc.), Housing Assistance, Utility Assistance, and Transportation Assistance. https://bkrhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Supportive-Services-Assistance-AJCC-Bakersfield.pdf

Race to Zero Data

The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative strategy is driven by data-based decision making. At our upcoming Governing Board meeting on 10/28/20, we will be discussing our Race to Zero reports on veterans, individuals who are chronically homeless, youth who are homeless, and homeless individuals who are 65 and older or who have chronic health conditions, […]

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