Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

995 Riverside Street
Ventura, Ventura County, California 93001

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura serves Ventura.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura 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.

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Website: http://www.hacityventura.org.

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Phone: (805) 648-5008.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

More information will be provided soon.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8056485008.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/24/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

To apply:

  • Complete the online application here.  
  • Pick up an application at the HACSB office, located at 995 Riverside St., Ventura, CA 93001. 

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the applications is received.

For more information, visit the HACSB website, or call the office at (805) 648-5008.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8056485008.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/11/2017.

About Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

More information about Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura can be found on its website at http://www.hacityventura.org.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura may be available by phone at (805) 648-5008. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 17th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/24/2018, Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura manages 1,517 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,027 1 9 23 13 58
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,127 $675 $1,386 $1,346 $1,254 $900
Monthly Cost $1,157,448 $675 $12,476 $30,955 $16,302 $52,192

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

Westview Village

231 W Vince St
Ventura, California

The Palms

137 S Palm St
Ventura, California

Buena Vida

9050 Telephone Rd
Ventura, California
Family & Senior
Accessible
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

1216 E Santa Clara St
Ventura, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

Soho Apartments

1150 N Ventura Ave
Ventura, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Encanto Del Mar

375 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Castillo del Sol

3005 East Main Street
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Johnson Gardens

9620 Telephone Road
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Snapdragon Place

11056 Snapdragon Street
Ventura, California