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. 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.
Community Development Grants 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 create affordable housing.
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. HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
The City utilizes HOME funds to increase the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income households, while expanding the capacity of nonprofit housing providers and leveraging private sector participation.
Affordable Housing Program
Ventura's Affordable Housing Program encompasses rental and for-sale housing units throughout the city that are restricted in cost in order to be affordable to low- and moderate-income families. Persons meeting the eligibility criteria may be able to rent or purchase an affordable unit, depending on availability. Certain restrictions are attached to affordable units in order to maintain long-term affordability.