U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Community Planning and Development

Consolidated Plan Contact


I. Introduction

General - The County of Kern is a large Urban County located at the southern end of California's Great Central Valley. The County's Entitlement Jurisdiction includes several unincorporated communities, unincorporated neighborhoods within metropolitan Bakersfield plus the cooperative cities of Arvin, California City, Delano, Maricopa, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Tehachapi and Wasco.

The County's Consolidated Plan identifies Housing And Community Development Needs throughout the County's jurisdiction and strategies for addressing them utilizing Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds, to be complemented with funds from cooperative cities, special districts, subrecipient non-profit agencies and private business interests. The County expects to receive almost $10.5 million in grant funds during the FY 1995-96, the first year of the five year planning period covered by the Plan. The Action Plan section of the Consolidated Plan details the specific projects proposed during this first year.

Citizen Participation - The County has always followed extensive citizen participation procedures as part of its planning for use of Grant funds. Historically, as part of its annual pre-submission citizen participation process the County's CD Program Department has conducted a series of up to sixteen (five in recent years) community meetings within the various regions of the County prior to federally required public hearings before the Board of Supervisors. These meetings, in addition to public hearings conducted in each of the nine cooperative cities, are specifically designed to encourage citizen participation and apprise local residents of CDBG, HOME and ESG fund availability, program purpose and capability, as well as the status of previously funded activities. This year, in response to the requirements of the Consolidated Plan and the County's desire to explain the Consolidated Plan/Program process, the CD Program Department developed a two-part survey to augment its Citizen Participation Process.

The purpose of the survey was to generate information regarding needs within the Plan Jurisdiction and resources for use in developing a 5-year strategy to address the needs, as well as generate recommendations which could be used to prepare a FY 1995-96 Action Plan of specific proposed projects proposed for funding.

Part one of the survey consisted of an explanation of the consolidated planning process, an invitation to participate in the survey and subsequent public meetings and a questionnaire which provided the information the CD Program Department needed to target specific needs survey instruments. This initial portion of the survey was distributed, in September 1994, to over 600 agencies, organizations and individuals.

Those responding to the initial request were provided with the second component of the survey which included specific questions related to the area of interest and expertise identified by those who responded to the initial phase of the survey. One hundred twenty (120) County departments, organizations and individuals responded to the initial request. Twenty-four (24) completed the second part of the survey. The responses included in the completed surveys were incorporated into the Consolidated Plan. In addition, during the completion of the Needs Assessment and Strategies portion of the Plan., many local agencies and organizations were contacted by the County to clarify and elaborate concerning their survey responses.

During the month of October, 1994 the CD Program Department conducted a series of five meetings throughout the County to introduce the Consolidated Planning process to interested citizens. Unlike previous years when the major emphasis of the meetings was on CDBG funded activities, these meetings also emphasized the availability and us of HOME and ESG funds. The meetings were advertised in local newspapers pursuant to federal regulations and the County's Citizen Participation Plan. In addition, the Department distributed notices to all Public Housing Authorities (PHA's) for posting within public housing complexes. These meetings generated useful information, particularly related to housing and homeless needs, which was incorporated into the Plan.

The Plan developed through completion according to the following general schedule:

December 13, 1994The preliminary draft of the Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan sections of the Consolidated Plan were distributed for comment and/or recommended revisions.
March 22, 1995The draft Consolidated Plan, including the proposed FY 1995-96 Action Plan was distributed for comment to the County Board of Supervisors, Cooperative Agreement Cities, relevant County departments, contributing individuals/organizations and adjacent jurisdictions.
April 17, 1995The CD Program Department conducted a very well attended public meeting to discuss the final version of the 5-year Plan and the FY 1995-96 Action Plan.
April 24, 1995 The County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing to discuss the proposed final version of the Consolidated Plan. Several individuals addressed the Board at the hearing resulting in the addition of one additional project to the Annual Action Plan. It should be noted that in addition to this hearing before the Board, and all of the meetings conducted by the County's CD Program Department, each cooperating city conducted a separate public hearing to discuss City priorities for use of Entitlement Jurisdiction funding.

Copies of the final Consolidated Plan, including the Annual Action Plan, are now available at numerous locations throughout the County and cooperating cities, including a copy at each branch of the County Library.


Geographic Setting - Kern County is approximately 8,700 square miles in size. It is the third largest county in the State of California, smaller only than San Bernardino and Inyo Counties. It is larger than the states of Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, or the entire states of Massachusetts or Hawaii.

The County is naturally divided into three distinct geographical regions: (1) The eastern third of the County lies within the Mojave Desert; (2) the middle section lies between the Southern Sierra Nevada Range and the transverse ranges of the Tehachapi and San Emidio Mountains; and (3) the western portion of the County is in the San Joaquin Valley, which, as previously stated, is the southern most portion of California's Central Valley. Elevations in the County range from approximately 200 - 8,800 feet above sea level.

The climate in the County is as diverse as the terrain. The Mojave Desert has very warm summers, cool winters and sporadic rainfall. Snowfall is rare and light when it occurs. Snow is more common in the mountainous area of the County. The snowpack that accumulates is critical to the water supply during dry summers, especially to that portion of the County located in the San Joaquin Valley. This area is most heavily populated and is used for irrigated intensive agricultural production. The valley area has a nearly frost free climate, with most moisture falling in the November to April period. Periods of fog may occur in the valley areas during the winter months - usually in December and/or January.

Economy - Agriculture and mineral extraction (including oil, borax and other minerals) are primary to the County's economy. Kern County accounts for no less that half of California's entire oil production. It typically ranks as the, or one of the, highest oil producing Counties in the nation. The farmland is no less productive. Kern's farm production in 1991 was third among all counties in the U.S. Two military bases, Edwards Air Force Base and China Lake Naval Weapons Center, are especially important to the local economy and critical to the economy of the County's eastern desert regions. Their contributions to technical research and development, especially related to defense and the space program, are legendary.

Population - As of January, 1994, Kern County's Entitlement Jurisdiction population had risen to an estimated 408,585 residents - a 2% gain over the previous year and a 35% increase over ten years ago. Kern County is the 15th most populous county in California and the 68th most populous county in the U.S. The 1994 population figures show a continuing trend of residents choosing to live in urban areas rather than rural areas of the County. More than 53% of the County's residents live within its incorporated cities. In recent years the City of Bakersfield has aggressively pursued annexation of the numerous County "islands" located within the Metropolitan Bakersfield area. Affordable housing, relatively low cost of living, traditional values and close proximity to recreational areas, located both in this and adjacent counties, continue to be keys to Kern's popularity as a place to live and raise a family.

As indicated in Table A the population of the Consolidated Plan Jurisdiction (unadjusted for annexation) grew to 363,323 from 292,174 in 1980, a 35% increase. During that same decade the proportion of ethnic minority population grew faster than the non-minority population, with the Hispanic population representing the largest percentage increase. It is expected that the total population and the minority to non-minority growth rates will be sustained into the foreseeable future.

The average household size declined slightly between 1980 - 1990, from 3.1 to 2.95 persons per household. This indicates that the need for new housing units, and other urban infrastructure affected by housing, will grow at a rate even higher than the population.


A. Conditions

Many of the cities and unincorporated communities in the County's Entitlement Jurisdiction were developed without the benefit of basic urban infrastructure and other improvements required to provide a safe, healthful and pleasant place to live work and play. Our local governments have never had sufficient resources to "catch-up" with the needs created by this initial short fall of improvements as exacerbated by the demands of maintenance of those facilities and improvements which have been completed. The shortfall has, however, since 1975 been addressed to some extent by the federal CDBG Program - and later by the HOME and ESG programs. The housing, urban infrastructure, public facility, economic development, housing and emergency shelter projects funded by these programs has done much to improve the standard of living of those most in need throughout the County. Remaining needs as described in the County's Consolidated Plan are outlined in the following sections of this summary.

Table A


A. Population 1980
Census Data
Census Data
1. White (non-Hispanic) 201,294 221,856 10%
2. Black (non-Hispanic) 9,692 12,661 31%
3. Hispanic (all races) 70,873 115,097 62%
4. Native American (non-Hispanic) 2,975 4,472 50%
5. Asian & Pacific Islanders (non-Hispanic) 5,657 8,502 50%
6. Other (non-Hispanic) 1,683 735 -56%
7. Total Population 292,174 363,323 24%
8. Household Population 285,168 352,989 24%
9. Non-Household Population 7,006 10,334 48%

B. Households Total
% of Total
% Low
0 to 50% MFI
% Moderate
*51 to 80% MFI
% Middle
*81 to 95% MFI
% Above
1. White (non-Hispanic) 85,989 72% 21% 15% 8% 56%
2. Black (non-Hispanic) 3,153 3% 39% 19% 10% 32%
3. Hispanic
(all races)
26,269 22% 36% 27% 9% 28%
4. Native American
1,743 1% 26% 24% 7% 43%
5. Asian & Pacific Islanders
2,340 2% 23% 19% 10% 48%
6. All Households 119,616 100% 25% 18% 8% 49%

Source: 1990 Census and FY 94-95 CHAS Table 1A

B. Housing Needs

1. Housing Market Conditions

The population of the Consolidated Plan jurisdiction is growing and this is expected to continue. There is a slight trend toward smaller households and an increasing median age of the population. The housing inventory consists largely of single family housing. However, mobile homes are an important segment of the inventory. Vacancy rates vary over time, but recently have tended to be low. Some rural areas have a very tight housing market, while others are over built relative to current demand.

Home prices in Kern County are about 55% of State's home sales prices, an indication that housing is more affordable in Kern County than elsewhere.

2. Affordable Housing Needs

A large percentage of very low income households are classified as having a "severe cost burden". Substandard housing is also a major concern, as are overcrowded units. Large families, especially renters, stand out as being in need according to the usual measurements, as the number of such families grew at twice the rate of units suitable for large families in the decade between 1980 and 1990.

More specifically, almost two-thirds of renter families at 0 to 30% of the County's median family income pay more than 50% of their income for housing and over one-quarter of those at 31 to 50% similarly overpay. At the 30% cost burden level, over three quarters of renter families in the 0 to 30% income range and almost 70% of those in the 31 to 50% category pay more than 30% of their income for housing.

Overcrowding affects a significant number of these families. More than 80% of families in the 0 to 30% range and 73% of those in the 31 to 50% range are overcrowded. Similar figures are reflected in the data on substandard housing. In total, about two-thirds of the renter families in the income range to be served live in substandard housing.

3 . Homeless Needs

The more "traditional" Homeless population, excluding migrant farm workers, is concentrated almost exclusively in the City Limits of Bakersfield according to official surveys, and therefore not in the County Plan jurisdiction. However, anecdotal information indicates that many homeless people are found outside the city limits in many largely rural locations. In addition, the homeless population in the County includes a number of migrant farm worker individual and families who have inadequate and/or temporary housing while working in Kern County. With the opening of the Bakersfield Homeless Center, services and emergency shelter for homeless people have improved considerably. Transitional housing is in short supply and vouchers that supply temporary shelter are insufficient to meet demand.

The County's Continuum of Care Plan describes homeless needs in some detail and identifies two specific projects, one oriented towards outreach and assessment and the other for services to support permanent housing for the disabled homeless population.

4. Public and Assisted Housing Needs

In the County Plan jurisdiction there are 563 units of public housing, 619 units of Section 8 housing, 102 units built under the Section 202 Program, and 854 units produced under the FHA 515 program. The Housing Authority has approximately 2000 Section 8 certificates and vouchers, with about 30% used in the Plan jurisdiction. Public housing units are generally maintained in very good condition, though units are in need of modernization.

5. Barriers to Affordable Housing

No specific barriers were identified. The County has carried out significant steps to streamline permitting processes.

6. Fair Housing

The County, through the Program Department, is carrying out a substantial Fair Housing effort that involves education and outreach, taking of complaints, mediation, testing and referral to other sources of help.

7. Lead Based Paint

Using national averages in combination with 1990 Census data, the extent of local housing units with lead-based paint has been estimated. This methodology indicates a range of units occupied by low and very low income families on the order of 30,000 to 40,000 units with lead based paint present. This is a significant number, although it is important to note that not all units containing such paint have lead-based paint hazards. From March though October, 1993, the Health Department documented 352 children throughout the County with blood lead levels of 10-19 ug/dL. In addition, 43 children have been reported to have blood lead levels of 20 ug/dL and over, and are, therefore, being monitored as part of the Health Department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Once identified, the Health Department takes an active role to make sure that people receive information and treatment required. An ongoing task force seeks further ways to remediate identified problems.

8. Special User Housing Needs

People in need of housing with access to supportive services are characterized by the term "special user". These include the elderly, those with mental illness, people who have a physical or developmental disability, persons with alcohol or drug addition or with AIDS, and foster children. Not all people in these groups need supportive services, but many do. In total it is estimated that in 1990 about 16,000 in the Plan Jurisdiction were in need of supportive services in order to live successfully in non-institutional settings.

C. Community Development Needs

The County's Consolidated Plan includes a major section which defines the jurisdiction's Non-housing Community Development Needs in great detail. The section includes eight categories of needed public facilities, seven categories of needed urban infrastructure improvements, eleven categories of needed public services plus information regarding the needs concerning Accessibility, Historic Preservation, Economic Development and Planning.

The County intends to use FY 1995-96 funds to address many of these needs, with emphasis on urban infrastructure, public facilities and elimination of architectural barriers. Urban infrastructure activities will include street and drainage improvements in several communities plus the continuation of a major downtown revitalization program within the City of Arvin. Public facility activities will include three recreation centers, completion of one County branch library, two health center improvements, and improvements at one senior center. Activities to remove architectural barriers to those with physical disabilities will take place with three cooperative cities and within identified County owned facilities.

D. Coordination

During the development of the Consolidated Plan, the CD Program Department consulted with and incorporated information from relevant governmental entities including various County departments, State offices, the Rural Economic Development and Community Development Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (formerly Farmer's Home Administration), local Public Housing Authorities (PHA's), Kern Council of Governments and cooperative agreement cities. The preliminary draft of the Needs Assessment and Strategies sections of the 5-year plan were then provided to most of these entities for review and comment. The FY 1995-96 Action Plan was also developed with direct involvement of and subsequent specific recommendations from representatives of each of the cooperative agreement cities.

Prior to publication for public review and comment, the draft 5-year plan, including the proposed FY 1995-96 Action Plan, was distributed for comment to the County Board of Supervisors, cooperative agreement cities, relevant county departments and adjacent jurisdictions. Comments deemed appropriate by the CD Program Department were incorporated into the final version of the Consolidated Plan.

In compliance with Executive Order 12372 and the State of California's process for review and dissemination of federal assistance applications, the CD Program Department submitted a copy of the Federal Assistance Application Forms (HUD form 424) for the CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs prepared for the FY 1995-96 Action Plan to the State Office of Planning and Research and to our local council of governments. Subsequent to completion of review and comment by the State and local agencies, contacted as a result of this process, the County completed its citizen participation process with regard to review and comment concerning these planning documents. The Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 24, 1995.

Housing and Community
Development Strategic Plan

A. Vision for Change, Overall Goals - The purpose of the Strategic Plan component of the Consolidated Plan is to:

The following Mission Statement capsulizes the County's intent for us of CDBG, HOME and ESG funds during the planning period of FY 1995-96 through FY 1999-2000.


Enhance the quality of life of County residents by revitalizing neighborhoods and communities, and by providing new or improved public service facilities and urban infrastructure;
Preserve and produce a sufficient quantity of housing that is affordable to, and appropriate for, persons who have significant housing and related needs;
Improve the economic viability of the County and its residents by facilitating the creation and retention of employment opportunities;
All to principally benefit County residents with low or moderate incomes.

B. Housing Priorities - The County's Mission Statement with respect to housing is to "preserve and produce a sufficient quality of housing that is affordable to, and appropriate for, persons who have significant housing and related needs". A high priority is given to: Large Renter Families who have cost burden, live in substandard housing or are overcrowded; and Owner Families who live in substandard or overcrowded housing. Emergency Shelters are also given a high priority. A medium priority is given to Small Families and Elderly Renter Families. Outreach to homeless people, transitional shelters and supportive housing are also given a medium priority. Low priority is given to Owner Families with a cost burden.

C. Non-Housing Community Development Priorities - The County CD Program has traditionally been very responsive to the needs of its residents (principally residents with low or moderate incomes) with regard to public facility needs, including community/neighborhood centers, senior centers, child and adult day care centers, centers for the physically and developmentally disabled, parks and recreation facilities, branch fire stations, public health clinics, branch libraries, and shelters and rehabilitation centers for specific groups. The County has devoted over $25 million, or approximately 24% of its total CDBG funds through FY 1994-95 to the acquisition for, and the design, construction reconstruction or rehabilitation of such public facilities. Recently, the County directed use of CD funds to complement grant funds administered by the State for the design and construction of three new branch libraries. The County is currently involved in activities to design and build recreation centers in three different qualifying communities. These facilities are unique in that they each represent a collaborative effort between the County, a school district, city government (in two instances) and a recreation and park district - each contributing to the facility according to their resources and abilities.

The County will continue to use CDBG funding to address the needs of area residents for basic urban infrastructure. The County will emphasize domestic water system improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, drainage improvements and elimination of architectural barriers. The County will also monitor the success of its first major downtown revitalization effort to determine whether to pursue these efforts within other areas of the County.

D. Anti-Poverty Strategy - The County's "Anti-Poverty Strategy" consists primarily of existing, ongoing efforts by numerous County Departments and community organizations at reducing poverty and gaining access to employment. With respect to housing programs, some efforts have been oriented towards helping homeless people achieve stability and independence through training and other support services.

E. Housing and Community Development Resources - The County always asks applicants for CDBG funds if they can contribute to the funding of their proposed projects. Especially in the case of public agencies and non-profit groups the County researches this ability prior to recommending funding. The County does not make a practice of requiring the requesting entity to make a substantial financial contribution as a prerequisite to funding, however. We find that those entities which provide assistance to low and moderate income residents are often the least capable of providing "matching funds". The County does expect a level of participation commensurate with ability.

The County's CD Program has through the years been quite successful in identifying sources of complementary funding from other governmental agencies for all manner of urban infrastructure and public facility financing. Most recently the County received Library Services and Construction Act funding through the State which was used to augment CDBG funds for the design and construction of three new branch library facilities. The most significant gap in available funding appears to be funds for long term operation and maintenance of projects constructed pursuant to the programs described in this plan.

Projects funded with HOME Program funds often "leverage" the HUD monies with other sources of financing. Federal and State Low Income Tax Credits are a significant source of equity for rental construction projects, projected to be perhaps as much as $10 million if projects similar to those in the Consolidated Plan are funded. Construction and permanent lender financing, loans from developers and some grant money can also be significant. Owner rehabilitation funded with HOME funds is sometimes supplemented with bank loans or owner contributions to the work.

The Emergency Shelter Grant Program funds must be at least equally matched by recipient agencies by funds or volunteer time at $5.00 per hour.

F. Coordination of Strategic Plan - The County of Kern, as the Grantee for the Entitlement Jurisdiction, is responsible to HUD for formulation of this Plan, causing its timely implementation, and monitoring itself, its sub-recipients and other entities involved in the implementation and project/program delivery process to insure that Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures are followed. the County of Kern Board of Supervisors has created and charged its CD Program Department with these coordination and administrative responsibilities. The Department, in turn, works with other County Departments, Cooperative Agreement Cities, Special Districts and Non-profit Agencies to insure that the County meets its obligations to HUD and the citizens of the entitlement jurisdiction for effective management of all funds and related projects and programs.

The CD Program Department will evaluate each proposed project or program, prior to a decision by the Board to fund, to determine the most effective implementation strategy. Project/program proponents will be invited to implement their projects, if funded, provided they can demonstrate the required expertise. The County may elect to implement specific projects or components on behalf of their proponents if specific skills are necessary for implementation which are not otherwise available. The County may also provide technical assistance to Cooperative Cities, or other sub-recipients, if necessary to enhance their ability to carry out implementation responsibilities.

When the County or a sub-recipient receives federal funds, the use of the funds must be documented and long term National Objective compliance must be assured. The CD Program Department follows its own procedures based on Federal law and regulation to fulfill the County's responsibility to monitor sub-grantee's performance to insure compliance with all applicable Federal guidelines and Federal management and administration standards. These procedures provide a vehicle for the County to insure that funded activities continue to be used for the purpose originally intended by the Board of Supervisors. The monitoring process also offers the CD Program Department an opportunity to offer technical assistance and make suggestions regarding corrections/alternative actions required to comply with federal regulations.

One Year Action Plan


Activity # and Title Activity Description Funding Source(s) Budget
14.95.1 Delano Street Improvements Design and Construction of Improvements to portions of Frement , Madison, 10th Avenue, and Jefferson Street CDBG $196,680
14.95.2 Delano Community Health Center Acquisition of property for health clinic to be operated by Clinica Sierra Vista CDBG 112,000
14.95.3 Delano Architectural Barrier Removal Removal of Architectural barriers at Delano Civic Center, Cecil Ave. Park and Cesar Chavez Park CDBG 150,000
16.95.1 McFarland Gym Weight Room/Multi-purpose Room Addition Addition to existing community Gym located at 100 So. 2nd Street CDBG 310,000
16.95.2 McFarland Drainage Sump, PH II, Design and Construction Des. and Constr. new drainage sump along Elmo Highway to serve N.W McFarland CDBG 155,900
17.95.1 Ridgecrest Drainage Improvements Design and Construction of storm drains along a portion of West Ridgecrest Boulevard CDBG 131,200
17.95.2 Ridgecrest Street Design and Construction of Curb and Gutter along portions of W. Ridgecrest Blvd. and East Las Flores Blvd. CDBG 48,800
17.95.3 Ridgecrest Parking facility Design and Reconstruction of existing parking facility at corner of N. Sanders St. and Panamint Ave. CDBG 27,440
18.95.1 Shafter Street Improvements Design and Construction of traffic signals - intersection of Shafter Ave. and Los Angeles CDBG 125,800
18.95.2 Shafter Park Improvements Design and Installation of basketball court lighting at Rodriquez Park CDBG 20,000
26.95.1 Inyokern Sewer Hook-up Program Abandonment of existing septic system and connection to new sewer system for low/moderate income residents CDBG 105,700
13.95.1 California City Park Improvements, PH II, Design and Installation Design and Installation of playground surfacing at Central Park and the Mobilehome Park CDBG 52,630
20.95.1 Tehachapi Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements,
PH. IV, Construction
Curb and Gutter Improvements along portions of N. Curry, Davis and "J" Streets CDBG 128,200
22.95.1 Boron Sr. Center Improvements, PH III, Design and Construction Design and Construction of improvements at existing Senior Center CDBG 74,500
21.95.1 Wasco Recreation Center, PH II, Construction Construction of a community recreation center at Jefferson Junior High School Campus CDBG 700,000
15.95.1 Maricopa Architectural Barrier Elimination Design and Construction of Wheelchair ramps in the downtown business district CDBG 10,250
12.95.1 Arvin Downtown Revitalization, PH VI, Landscape Improvements Continuation of program to provide landscaping improvements within downtown Arvin CDBG 214,080
29.95.1 Lamont Branch Library, PH III, Construction Construction of a new County Branch Library in Lamont Park CDBG 1,381,300
29.95.2 So. Lamont Drainage Improvements, PH III, Construction Construction of a drainage sump and related Improvements in S.W. Lamont CDBG 204,000
29.95.3 Lamont Health Care Facility - Clinica Sierra Vista Design and Construction of improvements at an existing health care facility CDBG 265,420
33.95.1 Housing Rehabilitation
Program (Multi-Year)
Loan Subsidy program to assist owner occupants and owners of rental property make improvements to existing residential structures CDBG

CDBG Program



34.95.1 Rental Housing Construction Program Assist developers with costs associated with affordable rental housing construction pursuant to program guidelines HOME 1,750,000
35.95.1 Demolition of Substandard Structures (Multi-Year) Demolition of vacant substandard structures which are deemed to be uninhabitable and unsafe CDBG 150,000
36.95.1 Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Program Multi-year program to provide loans to private business to create jobs, principally for persons with low or moderate incomes CDBG Program Income 66,400
36.95.2 Southeast Bakersfield Economic Incentive Area Program Job Training, Job Placement and related costs in support of the S. E. Metro Bakersfield Economic Incentive Area CDBG 22,200
37.95.1 Home Access Program (Multi-Year) Program to provide assistance to remove architectural barriers in residential structures CDBG 200,000
37.95.2 Architectural barrier Removal Program Design and Construction to eliminate architectural barriers in public facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act CDBG 200,000
38,95.1 Fair Housing Counseling Program Educational and Referral Services concerning possible discrimination, mediation and auditing CDBG 50,000
44.95.1 First Time Home Buyers Program Program to facilitate home purchases by first time buyers with low or moderate incomes HOME 50,000
45.95.1 Special User Housing Program Assist in the development of housing for persons with "special needs" HOME 160,000
Emergency and Transitional Housing Program (Multi-Year) Program to assist with emergency and transitional housing for homeless persons ESG 237,500
Unprogrammed Funds Account To cover cost over-runs in CDBG funded activities and possible creation of future additional activities CDBG 286,200
Planning Costs of Planning, Urban Environmental Design, policy plan management and capacity building for the CDBG program CDBG 531,037
Program Administration Program Administrative costs associated with the CDBG, HOME and ESG programs CDBG
Total CDBG

Total HOME

Total ESG

Grand Total



MAP 1, MAP 2, MAP 3, and MAP 4 depicts points of interest in the jurisdiction.

MAP 5 depicts points of interest and low-moderate income areas.

MAP 6 depicts low-moderate income areas and minority concentration levels.

MAP 7 depicts low-moderate income areas and unemployment levels.

MAP 8 depicts low-moderate income areas, unemployment levels, and proposed HUD funded projects.

MAP 9, MAP 10, MAP 11, and MAP 12 depicts Neighborhood Segments and proposed HUD funded projects.

Submitted by: Bill Mungary, Director

County of Kern Community Development Program Department
December 13, 1995
(805) 861-2041

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