Ventura, CA—The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) congratulates Katherine Simonson and Barbara Keller as the resident Commissioners appointed to represent the HACSB residents in the HACSB Board of Commissioners (BOC).

Katherine Simonson is an active member in the Westside of Ventura and is excited to represent the HACSB families in her new appointment. Katherine currently also serves as the Secretary for the Westview Resident Advisory Council and is the Activities Director for EPIC, a non-profit that offers afterschool programs and parent support for families at Villages at Westview I, a housing complex managed by the HACSB.  “I am excited to bring my experience as a resident to the Board. More importantly, I am most excited to serve the residents, to the fullest extent of the word; I am them, and I am here for them,” explained Katherine Simonson.

Barbara Keller will represent the Senior (62+) population in her post as Resident Commissioner. Barbara is also the Secretary of the Vista Del Mar Commons Resident Advisory Council and is ecstatic to be reappointed to the BOC. “As a retired social worker, it is my passion is to help people. In this position, I want my peers to know they are being heard and their needs addressed,” said Barbara Keller.

“The Resident Commissioners bring a depth and representation to the board on behalf of the residents. We welcome Barbara’s reappointment, and welcome Katherine to the board,” said Denise M. Wise, the Chief Executive Officer of the HACSB.

The Resident Commissioners will serve a two-year term from January 12, 2022, to January 12, 2024. The City Council of the city of San Buenaventura approved the appointment of Katherine Simonson and the reappointment of Barbara Keller on January 24, 2022.


The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is to provide and develop quality affordable housing for eligible low-income residents of Ventura County and to establish strong partnerships necessary for HACSB customers to achieve personal goals related to literacy and education; health and wellness; and job training and employment leading to personal growth and economic self-sufficiency.