Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

1400 W Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California 91320

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura serves Ventura County.

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura serves the Cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks; and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mountain View Apartments, Low-income Housing Tax Credit and Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Ventura County Area, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Limited Public Housing Closed

Open Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Website: https://www.ahacv.org/.

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Phone: (805) 480-9991.

Open Until Further Notice: Mountain View Apartments, Low-income Housing Tax Credit and Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHACV) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher and Low-income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Mountain View Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 13, 2021 at 8:00 am PT, until further notice.

Please note: The apartments are currently under construction in Fillmore, California and scheduled for occupancy in Spring 2022.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limit for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants that live, work, or are hired to work in Fillmore.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHACV website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHACV public notice on June 29, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fillmore, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (805) 480-9991 extension 670 or send an email to mtview805@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 07/13/2021.

Other Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Waiting Lists

Closed: Ventura County Area, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from November 3, 2020, until November 16, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the AHA, this opening was for "very low income households meeting the AHA residency preference (live, work or hired to work in the AHA’s jurisdiction) The AHA serves the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Applications from those living and working outside the AHA’s jurisdiction will not be processed."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency preference (live, work or hired to work in the AHA’s jurisdiction) 

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA public notice, on October 27, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks; and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, California .

Last Updated on 05/03/2021.

Closed: Limited Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from April 6, 2021 until April 19, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the AHA, this waiting list was for applicants "meeting the AHA residency preference (live, work or hired to work in the AHA’s jurisdiction). The AHA’s jurisdiction includes the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Applications from those living outside the AHA’s juris­diction will not be processed."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live, work or hired to work in the AHA’s jurisdiction, ( includes the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.)

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on March 25, 2021.

Last Updated on 04/20/2021.

About Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

More information about Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura can be found on its website at https://www.ahacv.org/.

Representatives of Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura may be available by phone at (805) 480-9991. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 07/25/2021, it is not known if Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura manages 2,251 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,201 2 30 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,149 $237 $1,230 $851
Monthly Cost $2,529,422 $473 $36,896 $15,318

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 487 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $18,267 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 26% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 55% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 9% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

24% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura voucher holders in 2016 was $473 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,154. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $84.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

Florence Janss Apartments

210 Brazil St
Thousand Oaks, California

Roth Apartments

290 E El Roblar Dr
Ojai, California

Tafoya Terrace Apartments

344 Charles St
Moorpark, California

Ellis Terrace

1031 Temple Ave
Camarillo, California

Fiore Gardens

220 E Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, California

Whispering Oaks

999 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, California

1854 Los Feliz Dr Apartments

1872 Los Feliz Dr
Thousand Oaks, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

Bradford Apartments

2825 Johnson Drive
Ventura, California

Walnut Street Apartments

765 Walnut Street
Moorpark, California

Bradford Apartments

127 W. Calle la Sombra
Camarillo, California
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