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El Patio Hotel

167 S Palm St
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Soho Apartments

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

Cypress Meadows Apartments

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

Westview Village

231 W Vince St
Ventura, California
1 BR
Family & Senior

Rancho Verde Apartments

10503-10587 Los Gatos St
Ventura, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Showing Results 6-10

There are 731 low-income apartments in Ventura that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Ventura, California can range from $964 to $1,156 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 752 low-income homes in Ventura where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $468 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 19th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ventura, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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.

Ventura, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ventura, California

Ventura features 752 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, California

There are 731 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ventura.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ventura, California

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

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

2023 Ventura, 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, California Fair Market Rent $1,703 $2,001 $2,425 $3,368 $3,962
Ventura, 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 research.

Ventura, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,569
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 752
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $66,995 ±$3,939
Median Rent $1,403 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.84% ± 3.35pp
Total Population 108,899

Population and Household Demographics

Ventura is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 108,899. There are 41,029 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 46.41% of households in Ventura are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ventura

The median gross income for households in Ventura is $66,995 a year, or $5,583 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,403 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ventura, a household making less than $4,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Ventura.

Area Median Income In Ventura

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Ventura, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ventura County.

In Ventura, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $123,500

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

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ventura AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ventura AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ventura AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,400 $85,000 $95,650 $106,250 $114,750 $123,250 $131,750 $140,250