Affordable Housing In Ventura County
California

133 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ventura County

148 S Palm St Apartments

148 S PALM ST
Ventura, California

Colonia Village

1210 FELICIA CT
Oxnard, California

Colonial House Apt

711 N. Oxnard Blvd
Oxnard, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ventura County, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ventura County, California

There are 133 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,560 affordable apartments for rent in Ventura County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Ventura County, California

Ventura County features 2,551 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 5,644 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 $1,996 and $2,440.

2022 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 $1,507 $1,792 $2,218 $3,101 $3,655
Ventura County, California Payment Standard Range $1,356 to $1,658 $1,613 to $1,971 $1,996 to $2,440 $2,791 to $3,411 $3,290 to $4,021

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ventura County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 133
Total Low Income Apartments 8,560
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,551
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 $98,800

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 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.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,660
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.
$39,250 $44,850 $50,450 $56,050 $60,550 $65,050 $69,550 $74,000
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.
$62,800 $71,800 $80,750 $89,700 $96,900 $104,100 $111,250 $118,450

Cities In Ventura County

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City Served By
Bell Canyon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell Canyon is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Camarillo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camarillo is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Casa Conejo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casa Conejo is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Channel Islands Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Channel Islands Beach is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
El Rio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Rio is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Fillmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fillmore is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Lake Sherwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Sherwood is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Meiners Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meiners Oaks is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Mira Monte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mira Monte is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Moorpark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moorpark is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Newbury Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newbury Park is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Oak Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Park is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Oak View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak View is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Ojai The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ojai is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Oxnard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oxnard are the Oxnard Housing Authority and Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Piru The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piru is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Port Hueneme The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Hueneme are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme and Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
San Buenaventura (Ventura) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Buenaventura (Ventura) is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Santa Paula The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Paula are the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula and Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Santa Rosa Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Rosa Valley is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Santa Susana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Susana is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Saticoy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saticoy is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Simi Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simi Valley is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Thousand Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thousand Oaks is the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.
Ventura The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ventura are the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura and Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.