Ventura County, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 2,691 income based apartments in Ventura County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 5,796 affordable apartments in Ventura County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Ventura County, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Ventura County. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Ventura County.

Cypress Meadows Apartments

1405 Cypress Point Ln
Ventura, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Casa Pacifica

703 N. Ventura Blvd
Port Hueneme, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
55+

Santa Paulan Senior Apartments

115 N. 4th Street
Santa Paula, California
$919
Studio BR
Affordable

Plaza del Sol Apartments

4231 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, California
$805-1,128
1-4 BR
Affordable

Channel Island Apartments

931 Bismark Way
Oxnard, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Sonata at Riverpark

401 Danvers River Street
Oxnard, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Camino Esperanza Apartments

384 Katherine Road
Simi Valley, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
Accessible
62+
Affordable

Soho Apartments

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

Kalorama Apartments

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

Snapdragon Place

11056 Snapdragon Street
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Ventura County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Ventura County

City Apartments
Oxnard, CA Affordable Housing programs support 34 apartment communities in Oxnard.
Ventura, CA Affordable Housing programs support 28 apartment communities in Ventura.
Thousand Oaks, CA Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Thousand Oaks.
Camarillo, CA Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Camarillo.
Santa Paula, CA Affordable Housing programs support 13 apartment communities in Santa Paula.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ventura County, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ventura County.

Ventura County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ventura County, California

Ventura County features 2,691 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Ventura County, California

There are 5,796 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ventura County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ventura County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ventura County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Ventura County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ventura County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,183 and $2,668.

2023 Ventura County, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Ventura County, California Fair Market Rent $1,703 $2,001 $2,425 $3,368 $3,962
Ventura County, California Payment Standard Range $1,533 to $1,873 $1,801 to $2,201 $2,183 to $2,668 $3,031 to $3,705 $3,566 to $4,358

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ventura County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 136
Total Low Income Apartments 8,827
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,691
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $77,348 ±$954
Median Rent $1,507 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.36% ± 1.33pp
Total Population 840,833

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.

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 $115,400

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Ventura County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ventura County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ventura County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ventura County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$70,250 $80,300 $90,350 $100,350 $108,400 $116,450 $124,450 $132,500