Fifty-six low-income families and homeless veterans will now have access to a recreational area outside their new affordable housing in Bakersfield, thanks to a land donation by Cal Water and partnering organizations. The spear-heading organization, Golden Empire Affordable Housing, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new completed Park 20th complex in central Bakersfield.
“At Cal Water, we strongly believe in making positive differences in the communities we serve,” said Bakersfield District Manager Rudy Valles. “We are grateful for the sacrifice that our veterans have made, and we are pleased to be able to give back in a meaningful way with this land donation.”
The donation from Cal Water will be used as a gated outside covered meeting area, exercise quads, and walking paths with rest stations along the green space.
“I would like to thank the California Water Service for donating a small parcel of land that will make a huge difference in the lives of our homeless,” said Randy Coats, Executive Director of Golden Empire Affordable Housing. “This should improve the social development and bring back the community spirit to our veterans and other residents.”
“We know this housing will certainly make a difference for those who need it most, and we are grateful to have partnered with an organization like Golden Empire Affordable Housing that does so much good work for our community,” said Valles.