WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUBLIC HOUSING AND SECTION 8?

This Housing Authority (PHA) administers 2 (two) programs. The Housing Developments owned, managed and maintained by the PHA are referred to as Conventional Housing, or Low Rent Public Housing. There are 716 Conventional units in the City of Ventura, ranging in size from 0 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms. The established rent is approximately 30% of residents adjusted income. Site specific applications are not accepted. Click here to learn more about the Public Housing program.

The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program is a rental subsidy program administered by this agency. Qualified families in this program are selected from the waiting list, certified, briefed on the requirements of the program and allowed to locate their own decent safe and sanitary housing. Rents are controlled by Fair Market Rents as established by HUD. The tenant’s portion of the rent payable to the owner is based on 30% of the family’s adjusted gross income. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference between the tenant’s portion and the actual rent. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap. Click here to learn more about the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program.




Buenavida Senior Village

The Public Housing Office is Located at:

995 Riverside Street Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 648-5008
Fax: (805) 643-7984

The Section 8 & City Programs Office is Located at:

11122 Snapdragon Street, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93004
Phone: (805) 647-5990
Fax: (805) 647-4691

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