Housing Programs


Community Action Partnership of Kern is pursuing efforts to create a robust and equitable housing system which will allow individuals of all income levels to acquire and maintain housing.


Renters struggling with the economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic have been able to stay in their homes even though many have not been able to keep their rent payments current.

Community Action Partnership of Kern’s Rental Assistance Program helps low-income Kern County residents eliminate their back rent before a ban on evictions ends on Sept. 30. Individuals looking to take advantage of this opportunity can call our 2-1-1 Resource and Referral Call Center or click the button below to submit a formal application.

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Some tips to help you get assistance quickly:

  • People should apply as soon as they are behind on rent.
  • Anyone who has been financially impacted by COVID-19 can apply.
  • Applicants must meet certain income limits. The income threshold to participate in the CAPK program is 50 percent of median income. Eligible clients need to have more than $1,000 of medical bills or loss of employment due to COVID-19
  • Have documents ready for your application: proof of income, a form of identity such as a driver’s license or social security card, a copy of the lease, and some sort of notice of how far behind you are on rent. Those are not needed to start the application, but they will help your application move faster.
CAPK’s Rental Assistance Program is funded by the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant through the CARES Act.