Housing Authority of the County of Kern

601 24th Street, FRNT, Bakersfield, CA, 93301
(661) 631-8500



Kern County

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About Housing Authority of the County of Kern

The Housing Authority is an independent, local government agency providing safe, affordable housing to thousands of Kern County residents through special programs serving families, individuals, senior citizens, Veterans, the disabled, homeless persons, farm workers and emancipated foster youth.

In addition to meeting the housing needs of over 15,000 low income Kern County residents, the Housing Authority partners with other local agencies to help residents become self-sufficient. The Authority is an active developer of affordable housing, acquiring and building housing to help meet the affordable housing needs in Kern County.


Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life of low-income residents by providing safe, affordable housing and assisting residents towards self-sufficiency and home ownership.

Program Summary for Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Housing Authority of the County of Kern is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing Authority of the County of Kern manages several funded programs and has a total of 68 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Housing Authority of the County of Kern administered a total of 25 Section 8 Vouchers. Housing Authority of the County of Kern currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Housing Authority of the County of Kern is located at 601 24th Street, FRNT, Bakersfield, CA, 93301 and serves the city of Bakersfield. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Housing Authority of the County of Kern at, (661) 631-8500 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Housing Authority of the County of Kern compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 25
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 68
Waiting list for the Housing Authority of the County of Kern is currently Closed


2017 Income Limits for Kern County, CA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Kern County, CA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $20,650
  • $23,600
  • $26,550
  • $29,450
  • $31,850
  • $34,200
  • $36,550
  • $38,900
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,400
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,550
  • $38,900
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $33,000
  • $37,700
  • $42,400
  • $47,100
  • $50,900
  • $54,650
  • $58,450
  • $62,200

2017 Fair Market Rents for Kern County, CA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Kern County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$623 $650 $844 $1222 $1470



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Housing Authority of the City of Madera Housing Authority of the City of Madera Madera CA 791 244 Open 26.47 Miles Contact
Fresno Housing Authority Fresno Housing Authority Fresno CA N/A N/A Open 29.87 Miles Contact
Housing Authority County of Merced Housing Authority County of Merced Merced CA 2,750 415 Closed 48.23 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Kings County Housing Authority of Kings County Hanford CA 688 268 Open 56.66 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Tulare Housing Authority of the County of Tulare Visalia CA 2,876 710 Open 59.49 Miles Contact
Riverbank Housing Authority Riverbank Housing Authority Riverbank CA N/A N/A Open 81.46 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Housing Authority of the County of Kern Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
936
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Kern County Quick Facts

Population: 874,589
Persons Per Household: 3.19
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 18.5%
Homeownership Rate: 58.0%
Housing Units: 288,342
Yearly Income Per Person: $20,295
Median Household Income: $48,552