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Affordable housing crisis impacting Kern County

The latest data shows a continued need for more affordable units as vacancy remains low
Posted at 10:59 AM, Sep 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-18 13:59:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif (KERO) — Coming across affordable homes seems to be nearly impossible in every corner of the state.

Here in Bakersfield, the latest point-in-time count shows there are 1,356 unhoused people in our area.

Among those who are unhoused, only 55% are in shelters while 45% are completely unsheltered.

The county says they are continuing to develop units to increase the availability and help get more community members in a stable living situation.

For more information on these resources, the community is asked to call 211.