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*Please note we have two waitlists that are not online: 
Encanto Del Mar (Family, Affordable)
Rancho Verde (USDA Farm Worker Housing)

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Buenaventura (HACSB) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications online for our housing programs. In an effort to better serve you, we have developed a single streamlined application through the Rent Café Portal. Please carefully read all of the instructions below to ensure successful completion and submission of your application(s).

General Instructions Regarding Applying for Housing Programs:

HACSB will only accept one application per program per household.

Please read all instructions completely before proceeding.

If you incorrectly or incompletely fill out the application, you will be required to make corrections prior to a successful submission.

You will receive a confirmation of receipt and preliminary eligibility or ineligibility for each program for which you apply.

To maintain your information and remain on the waiting list, you must notify the Housing Authority in writing or through the Rent Café Portal of any change in your mailing address, household composition, and household income. Changes will not be accepted by telephone.

Concerns or comments regarding your application should be sent in writing to
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Buenaventura,
Eligibility Department
11122 Snapdragon Street Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93001
or via email to

All applicants are subject to all regulations and policies governing housing with the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura.

Computer/Internet Access:

If you do not have internet access at home, you may visit the following location:

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura - Riverside Office
995 Riverside St
Ventura CA 93001

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura - Section 8 Office
11122 Snapdragon St
Ventura CA 93004

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities or you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact

If you require special assistance with the application process or you do not have internet access, please call (805) 647-5990 Ext. 0 to speak to the eligibility department for assistance

PLEASE NOTE:  Preference for our waitlist/programs, are given to individuals/families that live or work in the City of Ventura.

Click Here to Proceed to the Rent Café Application Portal

For a description of our waitlists (both opened and non-opened) please click here: Waitlist Descriptions