Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Housing for Homeless

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is committed to providing quality housing with supportive services to homeless individuals and emancipated foster youth who are at immediate risk of becoming homeless, partnering with local community organizations to provide housing, rental assistance, and supportive services to qualifying individuals.   The agency operates a number of residential sites as well as rental assistance programs specially-designed to serve the needs of local residents who are homeless, mentally ill, or disabled.

Shelter Plus Care Program 

The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program provides rental assistance to homeless disabled individuals and families who receive ongoing supportive services and case management from community organizations to help them remain in housing and increase their income.  The Bakersfield Homeless CenterFlood Bakersfield Ministries, Independent Living Center, Clinica Sierra Vista and the California Veteran Assistance Foundation refer homeless persons to the Housing Authority to receive the S+C assistance.

 

Green Gardens

Green Gardens is a 104-unit single room occupancy facility that houses formerly homeless persons with disabilities referred to the site by the Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Green Gardens offers a community room, a community dining area, a large courtyard, and on-site services provided by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Flood Bakersfield Ministries.

Green Gardens is located at:

2300 South Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Manager: Shrhonda Mathews
Manager’s Office: 661-397-2024; fax 661-397-1958

 

Plymouth Rock

This program consists of eight (8) units providing temporary housing for homeless families returning from the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Agency staff refers residents of the program to support services to help families stabilize and obtain permanent housing. The basic time limit for residents to remain in the program is one (1) year, though families may request a one-year extension.

Plymouth Rock is located at:

100 & 102 Plymouth Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308
Manager: Julie Smith, 661-392-7125
8 Units, 2 bedrooms

 

Haven Cottages

Haven Cottages offers 24 one-bedroom affordable rental homes for homeless individuals with mental illness.  The property is located at 68 E. White Lane in Bakersfield.  The Housing Authority  manages the property with referrals and resident services provided by the Kern County Mental Health Department.   Haven Cottages opened in 2011.

Haven Cottages is located at:

68 E. White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Manager: Shrhonda Mathews
Manager’s Office: 661-397-2023; fax 661-397-2022