Nov. 16 deadline for Section 8 affordable housing vouchers

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Very-low-income households can appy for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Nov. 3 to 16. The program is administered by the Ventura County Area Housing Authority.

Applications and information in English and Spanish about the program are available at:

Beginning Tuesday, Nov, 3, at 8 a.m. through Monday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m., applications will be accepted online. There is an online portal to submit an application at

For more information on the Housing Authority and to find eligibility requirements and online applications in both English and Spanish, click here for more information:

The Housing Authority serves those who live, work or are hired to work in the Housing Authority's jurisdiction, which includes Ojai, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. 

The deadline for applications is Nov. 16. 

Waiting list placement will be based on the random lottery process and not on a first-come first-served basis.


Section 8 overview:


The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is a federally funded, nonprofit, public agency serving the cities of Ojai, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and the unincorporated areas of the county. It administers a rental subsidy program called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8.


What is the difference between Section 8 and public housing? 


The key differences are:


Section 8 participants select their own dwelling in the community of their choice within the jurisdiction from a private landlord.


Public housing participants live in a specifically designated, federally funded complex owned and operated by the Area Housing Authority.


Each program requires a separate application.


 An email address is required to submit the online application. Applicants should be sure to have a valid email address BEFORE beginning the application process.

Those with a disability who require an accommodation in order to complete an application are asked to contact the Housing Authority office at 805-480-9991, extension 300, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants will be selected by random lottery drawing from all applications received that meet the residency preference. The random lottery will determine the applicant’s placement on the waitlist. Date and time the application is submitted will have no bearing on final order or placement on the waitlist.


*         An email address is required to submit the online application. 

           Ensure you have an email address before beginning the application


*         Name, date of birth, Social Security number of each household member

*         Annual household income amount


A list of affordable units in the Housing Authority's jurisdiction, including Ojai, can be viewed at: 


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Income eligibility limits for people applying for affordable housing. To view online, visit: 





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