What is a Housing Authority?

The Area Housing Authority is not a federal department or agency. The Area Housing Authority is a public housing agency. A public housing agency is a governmental or public body, created and authorized by state law to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families. The Area Housing Authority enters into an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD to administer the public housing program. The Area Housing Authority must ensure compliance with federal laws, regulations and notices and must establish policy and procedures to clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in program operation.

Do you serve all of Ventura County?
No. The Area Housing Authority serves the residents of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of the County.

Who serves the other areas?
Each of the following cities has their own, independent housing authority.

Oxnard Housing Authority
Phone: 805-385-8096
Address: 435 South D Street, Oxnard
Website: www.oxnard.org/city-department/housing

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura
Phone: 805-648-5008
Address: 995 Riverside Street, Ventura
Website: www.hacityventura.org

Port Hueneme Housing Authority
Phone: 805-986-6527
Address: 250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme
Website: www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx

Santa Paula Housing Authority
Phone: 805-525-3339
Address: 15500 W. Telegraph Road, B-11, Santa Paula

How long have you been around?
The Area Housing Authority was established in 1972.

How are Commissioners selected?
Commissioners are appointed by the City they live in and by the County of Ventura.

Do you provide loans or grants for homebuyers?
No. We do offer educational workshops for home buyers. More detailed information is available by clicking here.

How do landlords rent to Section 8 clients?
Please click here for landlord information.

How do I find Section 8 applicant information?
Please click here for applicant information.

How do I find information for Section 8 participants?
Please click here for participant information.

Area Housing Authority,
County of Ventura
1400 West Hillcrest Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Phone: (805) 480-9991
Fax: (805) 480-1021
TTY: (805) 480-9119