United Way

Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP)

United Way of Kern County is expanding its homeless prevention and diversion efforts through the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP) designed to reduce and/or prevent homelessness.  In partnership with Kern Family Health Care, United Way of Kern County is offering rent and utility assistance to individuals and families who have past-due balances and are at risk of experiencing homelessness or termination of utility services. This program offers a one-time assistance based on funding availability. Book an appointment with our team to see if you qualify.


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How to Apply

If you think you might be eligible for this incentive program, book an Application Assistance Appointment. At this time, applications can only be accepted in person at our office.

If you need assistance with booking an appointment, please contact our team:

  • For English:
    Kassandra Cady | 661-770-5589
  • For Spanish & English:

For More Information

Kassandra Cady, Outreach-Navigator Coordinator (English Only)

For English & Spanish

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability


We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.