For Developers and Housing Purveyors
The City's Affordable and Senior Housing Program provides quality housing for seniors and low- to very-low income households. The City works with developers to provide of such housing through negotiation to incorporate affordable for-sale, rental, and/or age-restricted units within new residential developments. If you are interested in developing affordable and/or senior affordable units, please contact the Planning Division at (805) 583-6769 or e-mail Housing staff. Developers or property owners interested in developing affordable units are encouraged to contact the Housing Section for guidance prior to submitting an application.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHACV) administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Section 8 requires a low-income renter to pay up to 40% of their gross monthly income towards rent and picks up the balance on the renter’s behalf, up to published payment standards. Applications for this program are accepted by invitation only. Further questions about Section 8 should be directed to the AHACV at (805) 480-9991, or TDD at (805) 480-9119. Interested persons can also sign up to subscribe to AHACV e-mail notifications when Section 8 is open for applications from the AHACV.
Affordable and Senior Affordable Apartments
The City has Affordable Housing Agreements with 25 existing rental apartment communities, providing 1,062 units that are affordable to low- and very low-income households and seniors. Listings for these affordable communities can be found in the City’s Affordable & Senior Rental Housing Guide. Each community maintains their own waiting list. To apply, you must contact each community's management and request to be added to their waiting list. For more information, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail Housing staff.
Affordable and Senior For-Sale Housing
The City has approximately 200 condominium and townhome units as part of its affordable housing program. Of these units, 35 units are age restricted to citizens 55 years old or older. Occasionally, a privately owned affordable and/or senior home may become available for sale. Such units can be resold to a qualified buyer. If you are interested and would like to be added to the Home Buyer's Interest List, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail Housing staff.
For the existing program participants, if you are interested in refinancing or selling your affordable unit, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail Housing staff regarding ownership loan refinancing and subordination.
Homebuyer Assistance Resources
Links to homebuyer assistance outside of the City are listed below:
California Housing Finance Agency - CalHFA (financial counseling, loans, mortgage credit certificates)
Golden State Finance Authority - GSFA (down payment assistance, loans)
Ventura County Community Development Corporation - VCCDC (financial counseling, loans)
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation - CECD (financial counseling)
Area Housing Authority of County of Ventura - AHACV (financial counseling)
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse - Database for Non-Profit Community Lenders
Affordable Housing Database (Assembly Bills 987 and 1793)In accordance with State of California Law, Assembly Bills 987 and 1793, the City must, as successor agency to the former Redevelopment Agency, compile and maintain a database of affordable rental or owner-occupied housing units developed or assisted with the agency’s Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund. The database must provide specific information on existing, new, and substantially rehabilitated rental or owner-occupied housing units developed or assisted with moneys from the agency’s Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund. Please be aware that most of the listed units are occupied. As a courtesy to those living in these units, please do not contact them. For more information, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail Housing staff.