Affordable Housing In Ventura County
California

114 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ventura County

Cypress Meadows Apartments

1405 Cypress Point Ln
Ventura, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Casa Pacifica

703 N. Ventura Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Subsidized

Santa Paulan Senior Apartments

115 N. 4th Street
Santa Paula, CA
$919
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Plaza del Sol Apartments

4231 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA
$805-1,128
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Channel Island Apartments

931 Bismark Way
Oxnard, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Soho Apartments

1150 N Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kalorama Apartments

167 South Kalorama Street
Ventura, CA
$964-1,156
1-2 BR

Conejo Future Apartments

130 Brazil Street
Thousand Oaks, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Gateway Station

1250 South Oxnard Boulevard
Oxnard, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverside Apartments

691 Riverside Street
Ventura, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 114 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 7,692 affordable apartments for rent in Ventura County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,644 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Ventura County, HUD housing programs support 368 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 5,024 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Ventura County

Housing Authority Programs
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Ventura County

Housing Authority Programs
Oxnard Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Homeownership Voucher
Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ventura County, California

Ventura County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 114
Total Low Income Apartments 7,692
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,644
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Total Population 840,833
Housing Units 268,969
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $77,348 ±$954
Median Rent $1,507 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.36% ± 1.33pp

Population and Household Demographics

Ventura County is a County in California with a population of 840,833. There are 268,969 households in the county with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 35.83% of households in Ventura County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ventura County

The median gross income for households in Ventura County is $77,348 a year, or $6,446 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,507 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ventura County, a household making less than $5,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Ventura County.1

Area Median Income In Ventura County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Ventura County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Ventura County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Ventura County HUD Rental Assistance in Ventura County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
80% of Median $58,600 $67,000 $75,350 $83,700 $90,400 $97,100 $103,800 $110,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ventura County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 59 low income apartment communities containing 4,455 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ventura County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ventura County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
60% of Median $43,980 $50,220 $56,520 $62,760 $67,800 $72,840 $77,880 $82,860

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ventura County is $56,520 a year, or $4,710 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,710 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,413 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $916 $981 $1,178 $1,360 $1,518 $1,674
60% $1,100 $1,178 $1,413 $1,632 $1,821 $2,009
Fair Market Rents in Ventura County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,153 $1,362 $1,795 $2,518 $3,019

Cities In Ventura County

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City Listings Served By
Oxnard 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxnard is the Oxnard Housing Authority.
Thousand Oaks 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thousand Oaks is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Santa Paula 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Paula is the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula.
Simi Valley 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simi Valley is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Port Hueneme 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Hueneme is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme.
Camarillo 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camarillo is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Ventura 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ventura is the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura.
Fillmore 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fillmore is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Piru 2
Moorpark 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moorpark is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Ojai 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ojai is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Bell Canyon 2
Casa Conejo 0
Channel Islands Beach 0
El Rio 0
Lake Sherwood 0
Meiners Oaks 0
Mira Monte 0
Oak Park 0
Oak View 0
San Buenaventura (Ventura) 0
Santa Rosa Valley 0
Santa Susana 0
Saticoy 1