Section 8

Public Housing

Agency Owned


Section 8Section 8 Overview

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is a federally funded, non-profit, public agency serving the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and the unincorporated areas of the County. We administer a rental subsidy program called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8.

What is the difference between Section 8 and Public Housing?

The key differences are:

  • Section 8 participants select their own dwelling in the community of their choice within the jurisdiction from a private landlord.

  • Public Housing participants live in a specifically designated, federally-funded complex owned and operated by the Area Housing Authority.

  • Each program requires a separate application.

S8 Applicants

S8 Participants

S8 Landlords

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

Section 8Low-Rent Public Housing Overview

The Area Housing Authority administers HUD’s Public Housing Program, also referred to as Low Rent Public Housing. There are 355 housing units which are owned, managed and maintained by the Area Housing Authority. The rent is 30% of the household income. Unlike the Section 8 Program, the Low Rent Public Housing Program participant does not work with individual landlords.

For more detailed information, please refer to the
Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP).

Low Rent Public Housing Sites
Low Rent Public Housing Developments are designated for either families or the elderly/disabled. Developments are located in Ojai, Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

A Property Tour is available on-line and provides more detailed information about the properties.

Public Housing applicants must meet income qualifications. Vacancies in our Public Housing facilities are infrequent.

Program Information
Application Process
Income Limits
Waiting List
Resident Services
Property Tour


Section 8Agency Owned/Managed Program Overview
The Area Housing Authority’s Owned/Managed Program is a demonstration of our sincere commitment to providing affordable housing. Through agency acquisition and partnerships, the Area Housing Authority is able to expand the availability of affordable rental units and increase the number of units available to Section 8 Voucher holders.

The Agency Owned/Managed Program operates without the stringent limitations imposed when federal funding is employed. It is also an essential element in preserving the communities’ current affordable units for future populations. In addition to fewer regulations, the program provides the flexibility to provide a range of both affordable and market rate housing.

Program Information
Application Process
Income Limits
Property Tour
Agency Owned Housing Plan