Do you need assistance obtaining suitable housing in the Bakersfield College area? Although the college does not provide housing for students at this time, we hope to assist students. If you're interested in receiving housing services assistance, please email Student Life: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Housing Services helps and supports BC students in a magnitude of ways. Some students may prefer to live with families, rent a room, apartment, or house. Whatever the option a student chooses, the goal of Student Housing Services is to assist BC students in locating some potential living accommodations.
Student Housing Services is a program offered by the Office of Student Life to assist students in meeting their housing needs. The Office of Student Life understands that in order for students to be academically successful, their basic needs must be met (Maslow, 1943). Student Housing Services is designed to help students meet this need and to provide opportunities to develop life skills through workshops, financial management, connections to resources, and hands-on practical tips and advice Student Housing Services will augment this with support, guidance, and educational services.
Housing Resources & Listings
- Community Resource Packet: Bakersfield community resource guide and contacts regarding various area assistance produced by the Office of Student Life
- International Student Housing Guide: Information for International students to finding housing
- Consumer Affairs Real Estate Website Guide: A guide to research the best real estate websites
- Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions: The Center has developed the Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide for primary and behavioral healthcare professionals serving veterans and their families.
- Housing Authority of the County of Kern: To improve the quality of life for low-income residents of Kern County by providing safe, affordable housing and assisting residents towards self-sufficiency and homeownership.
Local Housing Listings
The inclusion of any rental, apartment, or agency on the list does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities by Bakersfield College or the Office of Student Life, nor does it guarantee vacancies. Please be aware that Bakersfield College does not inspect any housing facilities. We do not assume responsibility for the condition of these housing facilities, or for the character of any applicant, landlord, or tenant. Student Life is no longer collecting and advertising personal spaces, and directing students to look for available accommodations via one of these web-based programs.
- Apartment Finder: Great apartments, great deals for local rentals in Bakersfield.
- Bakersfield Zillow for Apartments: Apartment listings in Bakersfield via Zillow
- Bakersfield Zillow for Houses: Houses for rent listings in Bakersfield via Zillow
- Bakersfield Trulia for Apartments: Apartment listings in Bakersfield via Trulia
- Bakersfield Trulia for Houses: Trulia Bakersfield real estate overview page with local market trends, crime information, school information, demographics, and more
- Bakersfield Apartment List: Apartment listings search in Bakersfield
- Bakersfield Apartment Guide: Apartment listings search in Bakersfield
- Bakersfield Hotpads for Apartments: Apartment listings in Bakersfield via Trulia
- Bakersfield Homes for Rent Facebook Group: A social media page where anyone can post home and apartment for rent or sale listings.
- Roomates: Stop wasting time weeding through irrelevant classified ads and actually find a roommate. Their system will provide you with numerous compatible roommate options based on mutual criteria.
- Housing Resources from Point2: Additional housing listing in Bakersfield
- Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, 1600 E. Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305
- The Mission at Kern County (Men Only), 816 East 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93305
- Alliance Against Family Violence (Secure shelter for battered women and children), (661) 322-0931
Topics to Discuss With Prospective Roommates
Below are some tips to think about before you even begin to search for a prospective roommate, and to discuss when you are ready to move forward.
- Discuss any lifestyle issues or concerns.
- Discuss what respective schedules are (school, work, etc.)
- Discuss how utilities that are not covered in the monthly rent will be divided.
- Discuss expectations of keeping your residence clean, who does what chores, how food is purchased and eaten, how loudly music should, guests, and pets.
- Sometimes it is a good idea to put house rules in writing (contract) and all parties sign.
Proposed New Student Housing Project
BC has identified a housing need within its student population including specifically, emancipated former foster care students, veteran students, and those who are currently or imminently facing homelessness. The proposed vision is to create housing where these qualifying students, through various subsidy programs, could reside while attending the college. The 154-bed residence hall is to be located on the Bakersfield College Campus in P7 along University.
The project submitted an application to the Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program seeking project construction funding in October 2021. The BC project was determined “eligible” for project funding by the State Department of Finance for future funding Rounds 2 and 3 if funding is available. The project will be completing design in June 2022.
If you have a comments for BC about this project, please submit through our feedback form.