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 both for-sale and rental affordable and/or senior 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 toll-free at (800) 800-2123. 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 developments, providing 1,258 units that are affordable to very low- and low-income households and seniors. These affordable units are listed in the City’s Affordable Housing Guide. A separate Senior Housing Guide is also made available to citizens of at least 55 years of age. The Guides include maps and contact information for each apartment complex. Each apartment complex maintains their own waiting list for the affordable units. If you are interested in any of the affordable units, you must contact each apartment complex and add your name 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 HousingThe City has approved 141 condominium and townhome units as part of its affordable housing program. Of these units, 89 units are age restricted to citizens 55 years old or older. Occasionally, a privately owned affordable and/or senior home may become available for resale. Such units can be sold to a qualified buyer. If you would like your name and contact information to be added to the Home Buyer's Interest List to be provided to the owners and/or their real estate agent when they are interested in selling an affordable and/or senor unit, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail Housing staff.
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 Database ( Assembly Bills 1793 and 987)In accordance with State of California Law, Assembly Bills 1793 and 987, 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 housing units developed or assisted with moneys from the agency’s Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund. The AB 1793 and AB 987 Affordable Housing Database contains both rental and ownership housing units meeting the law's requirements. 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.