Golden Empire Affordable Housing owns a large number of affordable housing projects throughout the Kern County area. Below you will find a few of our highlighted projects. Golden Empire Affordable Housing partners with the Housing Authority of Kern, as well as other entities, to oversee the management of the properties.
The Residences at West Columbus was built in 2013. The complex has 20 one-bedroom units for former foster youth and 56 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for low-income families earning less than 50 percent of area median income.
Park 20th was built in 2015 and consists of 55 one-bedroom units. Twenty-five of Park 20th's units are reserved for homeless veterans, 17 are for other homeless and 13 are for low-income families, defined as earning 50 percent of the median income.
Haven Cottages opened in 2011 and has twenty-four one-bedroom affordable rental homes for homeless individuals with mental illness.
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.
The Residences at Old Town Kern is a multifamily project in the historic Old Town Kern area of Bakersfield. The project consists of the renovation of the Cornet building that is a historical landmark on Baker street and the new construction of 5 new three story apartment buildings. The Residences at Old Town Kern offers one, two, and three bedroom apartments for households earning up to 50% of the area median income and who participate in the Family Self Sufficiency program. There is a total of 50 new residential apartments, a community area, and secure parking. The newly renovated Cornet Building features a new elevator, card access controlled entry doors, laundry facility and future build out space for retail.