FFAH Receives $5.3M Farmworker Housing Grant for Bakersfield Facility

FFAH Receives $5.3M Farmworker Housing Grant for Bakersfield Facility

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded The Foundation for Affordable Housing the Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) in the amount of $5,303,352.

Purpose of the Funds

The purpose of the Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program is to finance the new construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of housing that will benefit farmworkers and their families. The Kristine II Apartment Project for which the award was granted will be 50% farmworker households and 50% large family households.

Project Description: Kristine Apartments II  (Bakersfield, CA)

Kristine II is located at 2901 Virginia Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93307. Kristine II is the re-syndication and rehabilitation of an existing multifamily complex comprised of 60 units, originally built in 1993, targeting families and farmworkers.

The project is comprised of eleven two-story residential buildings with a unit mix of 20 two bedroom units with 768 square feet, and 40 three-bedroom units with 1,058 square feet. There is one one-story community building that includes the manager’s office. One three-bedroom unit is designated for on-site management.

The project will undergo extensive  upgrades as well as path of travels throughout the site. Unit amenities will include HVAC, and energy-star appliances including a refrigerator, stove/oven, and dishwasher. The interior of the units will receive new paint and flooring throughout common areas, new doors and hardware as needed, new kitchens including cabinets, countertops and appliances and renovated bathrooms with new fixtures, flooring and accessories. Building exteriors will receive stucco repairs and new paint , new exterior lighting and signage, and repairs to existing features including new roofs.

Continuing The Foundation for Affordable Housing’s Mission

For almost 30 years, The Foundation for Affordable Housing has been committed to providing housing and community enrichment services to families and seniors from all walks of life. Our goal is to help those who need it most and to make each of our properties a beacon of hope and possibility for our residents.


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