Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The Housing Authority, on behalf of the City of Bakersfield and County of Kern, is launching a new rent and utility assistance program to help renters who are struggling to pay rent and utility bills due to COVID-19.  This is a major new resource to help prevent homelessness in Bakersfield and Kern County.  Please click […]

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 […]

COMMUNITY VOICES: Kern Project Roomkey will help our most vulnerable homeless population

By Anna Laven, Stephen Pelz and Deborah Johnson. A version of this op-ed appeared in The Bakersfield Californian. To view the original post, click here. The Housing Authority of the County of Kern, California Veterans Assistance Foundation and Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative are on the frontlines working to end homelessness in our communities and build […]

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