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Economic Development & Housing Services

The Economic Development and Housing Services Division administers the City of Bakersfield's U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Grant Programs, as well as the economic development activities to protect, improve, and diversify the local economy.

The Division also provide staff assistance to the Bakersfield Redevelopment Successor Agency and Oversight Board, and the Historic Preservation Commission.  We work to assist in the creation of new affordable housing and rehabilitate existing housing stock with community partners, we partner with local organizations to provide community services, and we respond to Fair Housing concerns in the City of Bakersfield.