Housing Services

The City of Ventura provides for numerous community development, and affordable housing activities through the Redevelopment Agency, federal grants including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, and the city's Affordable Housing Program.

The City of Ventura's CDBG 2023-2024 funding application is now available. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2023.

Through these programs, Ventura's neighborhoods are enhanced and stabilized by eliminating blighted conditions, developing affordable housing, preserving and repairing existing housing stock, opportunities, constructing and repairing infrastructure such as roads, intersections, and parking lots, making accessibility improvements, providing shelter for homeless individuals and families, educating communities through training programs and library services, assisting community groups and councils in serving the community, and much more.

Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The draft HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation Plan details the planned use of the HOME-ARP funds and how the funds will be expended. The City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was developed in accordance with the requirements outlined in HUD Notice CPD-21-10. The City will submit the plan as a Substantial Amendment to its 2021 Annual Action Plan. All interested parties are invited to provide comments on the draft Plans during the 15-day comment period. Written communications may submitted online at www.CityofVentura.ca.gov/PublicInput, or mailed to: Ventura City Council, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001.

At its regular meeting on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., the Ventura City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. At this meeting, the Council will receive public comments on the Plan and consider authorizing submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Community Development Grant Programs

Ventura received federal funds each year through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be used in developing viable communities and creating affordable housing.

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

In developing viable communities, Ventura utilizes CDBG funds In providing decent housing, establishing and maintaining a suitable living environment, and expanding economic development activities.

  1. HOME Investment Partnerships Program