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Millions in rent relief to be available to Kern County residents soon

Millions of dollars in rent and utility assistance will soon become available to Kern County residents as part of a federal spending bill passed and signed into law late last year.

…The California Housing Partnership reported in 2019 that Kern County was short 26,200 affordable housing units, a problem many believe has grown worse. With a vacancy rate of less than 2 percent, rent has been rising steeply as multifamily housing becomes hard to find….