Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

1400 W Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California 91320
(805) 480-9991

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is a Public Housing Agency in Thousand Oaks, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

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

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura also serves the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Public Housing Closed

Other Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Waiting Lists

Closed: Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


Please note: Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura covers Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, CA.


The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHACV) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for the general public for two weeks from April 2016 until May 2016, and before that for seniors for two weeks in April 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.




There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

 

 

  1. Download and print the pre-application online. The pre-application was available in English and Spanish.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the AHA office.
  3. Pick up a pre-application at one of the several other locations.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the AHACV office by May 9, 2016. Pre-applications postmarked after that date were not accepted.


No preferences were identified.



2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the AHACV website, or call the office at (805) 480-9991.

 

 

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

Closed: Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Public Housing Waiting List

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHCV) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. It was last open for two weeks in September 2017. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application on the AHCV website.
  2. Pick up an application at one of the multiple locations.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to:

Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura
1400 W. Hillcrest Drive, Newbury Park, CA  91320.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Residents of the Cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, or any unincorporated area of the County of Ventura.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHACV website, or call the office at (805) 480-9991.

Last Updated on 09/26/2017.

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 http://www.ahacv.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/21/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura manages 2,346 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,303 2 31 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $996 $398 $1,355 $845
Monthly Cost $2,293,332 $796 $42,012 $8,448

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 Operated by Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

Florence Janss Apartments

210 Brazil St
Thousand Oaks, CA

Roth Apartments

290 E El Roblar Dr
Ojai, CA

Tafoya Terrace Apartments

344 Charles St
Moorpark, CA

Ellis Terrace

1031 Temple Ave
Camarillo, CA

Fiore Gardens

220 E Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA

Apartment Communities managed by Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura

Bradford Apartments

Various Sites
Camarillo, CA
HCV Welcome

Walnut Street Apartments

765 Walnut Street
Moorpark, CA
HCV Welcome
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