BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield City Council on Tuesday approved $1 million in funding for the Kern Housing Authority to assist in the construction of 40 affordable housing units.

The proposed new apartments are set for construction at the corner of N and 6th streets in central Bakersfield and are estimated to cost nearly $11 million, with the rest of the funding coming from sources available to the Housing Authority. Those sources include a grant from Project Homekey and a loan from the Housing Authority itself.

The project would include the apartments, a manager’s unit, a common area, a community room for residents and other outdoor amenities.

The project is expected to begin at the start of next month, with completion expected in December.