Housing Authority of the County of Kern

601 24th Street, Bakersfield, CA

There is one waiting list open now offered by Housing Authority of the County of Kern.

Housing Authority of the County of Kern Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the County of Kern Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Kern County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Housing Authority of the County of Kern offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing and Family Self-Sufficiency programs in Kern County.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern (HACK) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The HACK is accepting applications for this waiting list as of May, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HACK website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (661) 631-8500 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/24/2022.

Closed: Kern County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern (HACK) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The HACK last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 28, 2022, until February 28, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  1. Someone who is involuntarily displaced due to; natural disaster, governmental action, avoiding reprisals and/or victims of hate crimes
  2. Veterans and/or servicemen
  3. Homeless individuals and families
  4. Local residents of Kern County are given preference over applicants from other communities

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACK website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACK on January 31, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Kern County, California.

Last Updated on 07/28/2022.

About Housing Authority of the County of Kern

About the Housing Authority of the County of Kern Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Kern manages 3,495 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1 82 2 3,103 35 136 66
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $380 $720 $478 $570 $867 $440 $511
Monthly Cost $380 $59,067 $955 $1,768,035 $30,339 $59,876 $33,711
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 388 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,549 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 19% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 44% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Kern Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Kern voucher holders in 2016 was $345 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $639. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $101.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Rio Vista

18 McArthur Place
Bakersfield, California

Little Village

714 Smith St
Bakersfield, California

Milagro Del Valle

106 -11th St
Mcfarland, California

Adelante Vista

1104 South Robinson St
Bakersfield, California

Rancho Algodon

327 Dover Pl
Delano, California
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Monte Vista

701 Meyer St
Arvin, California

Terra Vista

300 Terra Vista
Shafter, California

Plaza Towers Annex

3015 Wilson Rd
Bakersfield, California

Parkview

701 Meyer St
Arvin, California

Homer Harrison Homes

1910 Garces Hwy
Delano, California

Haciendas Del Sol

701 Meyer St
Arvin, California

Maganda Park

312 S. Austin St
Delano, California

Baker Street Village

1015 Baker St
Bakersfield, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Residences at West Columbus

500 W Columbus St
Bakersfield, California
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Beckes Street Apartments

2650 Spruce Ave
Wasco, California
1 BR

Almond Village

14869 Lamberson Avenue
Lost Hills, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Green Gardens

2300 South Union Ave
Bakersfield, California
Homeless Transitional
Affordable

Park 20th Apartments

400 20TH ST
Bakersfield, California
Veterans Welcome

Rosaleda Village

650 North Maple Avenue
Wasco, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR