About Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Ventura, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura serves Ventura.

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The City of Burenaventura Housing Authority is curently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The approximate wait time for public housing is 3-7 years.

This housing authority has 573 units with 0-4 bedrooms, for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you can visit their website to print and complete an application here.  You can also visit the housing authority office located at 995 Riverside St., Ventura, CA 93001, to pick up an application, during normal office hours.  Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, Declaration of Eligibility for Assisted Housing (214) for each family member, copy of Alien Registration card (front and back) if applicable, Authorization for Release of Information signed by all adult family members,current proof of residency (lease, utility bill), and current income verification.

This housing authority does not go by a preference point system, instead your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, visit the housing authority website at www.hacityventura.org, or the office can be reached by calling 805-648-5008 or 805-643-7948, during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura manages 1,562 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,073 2 6 35 22 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $985 $585 $1,030 $1,150 $750 $800
Monthly Cost $1,056,934 $1,169 $6,180 $40,250 $16,510 $54,398

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

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 15% having issued approximately 101 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 113 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 $16,905 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% 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, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura voucher holders in 2016 was $432 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,015. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $63.



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.


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