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Kern County reopens housing voucher program for first time in 10 years

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Housing Authority of the County of Kern will reopen its Housing Choice Voucher program for new applicants next month.

Commonly known as Section 8 housing, the rental-assistance vouchers have proved a critical resource for thousands of low-income families across Kern County. For the last 10 years, the Housing Authority has not accepted new applications as it worked through a wait list of around 17,000.

You can reach Sam Morgen at 661-395-7415. You may also follow him on Twitter @smorgenTBC.