The City of Ridgecrest is required to have a Housing Plan pursuant to the California Government Code. Our Housing Plan identifies specific actions the City will take to implement the goals and policies of the Housing Element. Our Housing Plan must accomplish the following:

  • Provide adequate sites to achieve a variety and diversity of housing types.
  • Facilitate the development of affordable housing stock.
  • Promote equal housing opportunity.
  • Remove constraints to affordable housing development.
  • Address, and if necessary, improve the existing affordable housing.

Below are the housing programs that assist with the aforementioned goals and policies.

Looking for Affordable Housing?

Housing Authority of Kern County maintains a list of Affordable Rental Properties called the "Kern County Affordable Housing." This is not a listing of vacancies but rather a list of rental housing units that are deed restricted to provide affordable units.

Larkspur Village, 340 S. Downs  (760) 375-1942 

Mojave View, 400 Mojave View Avenue (760) 970-9997

The Ridge Investors, 400 A Cisco Street  (760) 375-3421 

Ridgecrest Senior Apartments, 901 W. Church Avenue (760) 375-1942


The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is committed to providing quality housing with supportive services to homeless individuals and emancipated foster youth who are at immediate risk of becoming homeless, partnering with local community organizations to provide housing, rental assistance, and supportive services to qualifying individuals. The agency operates a number of residential sites as well as rental assistance programs specially-designed to serve the needs of local residents who are homeless, mentally ill, or disabled. To access these services and housing resources, call 2-1-1.