Kern County

In Kern County, we work alongside community members and community-based organizations in the southern portion of the county in the unincorporated communities of Fuller Acres, Greenfield/ Rexland Acres, Lamont as well as neighborhoods in the City of Bakersfield. Polluting land uses along with unsafe drinking water and inadequate wastewater systems, impact environmental health while affordable, healthy, and safe housing choices are increasingly out of reach for lower income residents.

Longstanding and newer community groups are organizing for a sustainable, resilient future for Kern as its environment and economy change in the face of climate change. Our areas of focus include increasing access to affordable housing, improving tenant protection, increasing access to reliable drinking water and wastewater service, promoting equitable and fair land use policies and practices, and ensuring that climate change policies and projects benefit and do not harm Kern residents.

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The San Joaquin Valley is often labelled as having “more affordable” housing compared to the rest of California. But for...
Due to the close proximity of the dairies and pipelines to the communities of Shafter, Buttonwillow, and Rio Bravo Greely,...
Land identified by the county is next to freight lines and other environmental hazards. Some land is on tiny, irregular...
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