Public Notice 

NOTICE OF DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING 

VENTURA COUNTY DRAFT 2020-2024 REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN, DRAFT 2020 REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE, AND THE CITY OF VENTURA DRAFT 2020 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA PLAN

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The City of Ventura will hold a public hearing on the draft 2020-2024 Regional Consolidated Plan (Regional CP), the draft 2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), and the draft Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) plan on February 10, 2020 during its City Council meeting at 6:00pm, or shortly thereafter. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments prior to seeking final City approval and transmitting final versions of the Regional CP and AI to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The draft Regional CP identifies the housing and community development needs in the region and sets forth a strategic plan for addressing the identified needs. It also satisfies the minimum statutory requirements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The Regional CP covers the planning period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025. The County of Ventura is the lead agency in the development of this Regional CP, which includes the Ventura County Urban County Entitlement Area (comprised of the unincorporated areas and the cities of Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, and Santa Paula), along with five entitlement jurisdictions: the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and San Buenaventura (Ventura).

The draft AI presents a demographic profile of the County of Ventura, assesses the extent of fair housing issues among specific groups, and evaluates the availability of a range of housing choices for all residents. This report also analyzes the conditions in the private market and public sector that may limit the range of housing choices or impede a person’s access to housing. The AI covers the entirety of Ventura County.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) plan provides specific analysis, goals and performance measures for the Westside of Ventura.  A NRSA designation is a HUD-approved strategy area with a specified number of low-income residents that satisfies the population requirements for this designation.  

The RCP and AI documents will be available beginning on January 21, 2020 and ending no earlier than April 24, 2020 at the following City Halls: Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and San Buenaventura (Ventura), at the Ventura County Executive Office and on the County Executive Office’s website at: https://www.ventura.org/county-executive-office/community-development/hud-plans-reports/5yr-regional-consolidated-plan/

The draft NRSA document has been prepared for the City of Ventura only, and will be available for review on January 21, 2020 and ending no earlier than April 24, 2020, at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Room 117, Ventura, CA 93001, and the City of Ventura website:
https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/426/CDBG-and-HOME-Programs

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 658-4787 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929.  Please notify the City no later than by February 7, 2020 at 12:00pm so that the City can make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  

For the RCP and the AI, written comments should be directed to Community Development, c/o Christy Madden, County Executive Office, County of Ventura, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, L#1940, Ventura, CA 93009, or to Community.Development@ventura.org.

For the NRSA plan, written comments should be directed to Andrea Palmer, Associate Planner, City of Ventura, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001 or apalmer@cityofventura.ca.gov.

For additional information on the process or documents, contact Andrea Palmer at (805) 654-7735.