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Affordable Housing In Kern County
California

155 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kern County

Valley View Apartments

2148 Jasmine St
Delano, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sunrise Apartment Homes

1201 40th St
Bakersfield, California
$786-893
2-3 BR

Bakersfield Family Apartments

1629 Lotus Ln
Bakersfield, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The Meadows

2400 Goldenrod St
Bakersfield, California
$588-796
1-3 BR

Park Meadows

840 Park Meadows Ave.
Bakersfield, California
$689-869
2-4 BR

Mojave Villa Apartments

1592 Barstow Rd
Mojave, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Villa Del Commanche

1507 Bear Mountain Blvd. #A
Arvin, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Park Palace Apartments

16193 H Street
Mojave, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

St. John Manor Apartments

900 Fourth Street
Bakersfield, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lake Isabella Senior Apartments

2701 Erskine Creek Rd
Lake Isabella, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Kern County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Kern Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kern County, California

There are 155 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,201 affordable apartments for rent in Kern County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Kern County, California

Kern County features 2,764 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Kern County, California

There are 7,635 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kern County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kern County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kern County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kern County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kern County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Kern County, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $711 $726 $946 $1,365 $1,624
Payment Standard Range $640 to $782 $653 to $799 $851 to $1,041 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,462 to $1,786

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kern County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 155
Total Low Income Apartments 11,201
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,764
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.35%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 3.21
Median Household Income $49,026 ±$865
Median Rent $888 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.06% ± 1.12pp
Total Population 865,736

Population and Household Demographics

Kern County is a county in California with a population of 865,736. There are 259,700 households in the county with an average household size of 3.21 persons. 43.35% of households in Kern County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kern County

The median gross income for households in Kern County is $49,026 a year, or $4,086 a month. The median rent for the county is $888 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kern County, a household making less than $2,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Kern County.

Area Median Income In Kern County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Kern County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Kern County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Kern County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800

Cities In Kern County

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City Served By
Arvin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arvin is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Bakersfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bakersfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Bear Valley Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Valley Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Bodfish The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bodfish is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Boron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boron is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Buttonwillow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buttonwillow is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
California City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves California City is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Cherokee Strip The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherokee Strip is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
China Lake Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves China Lake Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Delano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delano is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Derby Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Dustin Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dustin Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Edmundson Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edmundson Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Edwards AFB The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwards AFB is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Fellows The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fellows is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Ford City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ford City is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Frazier Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frazier Park is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Fuller Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fuller Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Golden Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Greenacres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenacres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Inyokern The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inyokern is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Johannesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johannesburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Keene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keene is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Kernville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kernville is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Lake Isabella The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Isabella is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Lake of the Woods The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake of the Woods is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Lamont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lamont is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Lebec The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lebec is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Lost Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lost Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Maricopa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maricopa is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Mcfarland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mcfarland is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
McKittrick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKittrick is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Mettler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mettler is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Mexican Colony The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mexican Colony is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Mojave The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mojave is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Mountain Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Mesa is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
North Edwards The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Edwards is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Oildale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oildale is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Onyx The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onyx is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Pine Mountain Club The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Mountain Club is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Randsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Randsburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Ridgecrest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgecrest is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Rosamond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosamond is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Rosedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosedale is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Shafter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shafter is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Smith Corner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smith Corner is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
South Taft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Taft is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Squirrel Mountain Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Squirrel Mountain Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Stallion Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stallion Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Taft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taft is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Taft Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taft Heights is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Tehachapi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tehachapi is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Tupman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tupman is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Valley Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Wasco The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wasco are the Housing Authority of the County of Kern and City of Wasco Housing Authority.
Weedpatch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weedpatch is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Weldon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weldon is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.
Wofford Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wofford Heights is the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.