Families Benefit

When farm workers and their families live in safe, decent and affordable housing, their children are healthier and do better in school. Families experience less stress, and can devote more resources to food, clothing, health care and other needs.

Agriculture Benefits

Employees in secure housing provide a more stable and dependable work force for one of the county’s most important industries.

Community Benefits

Neighborhoods are improved when substandard, overcrowded housing is replaced by well-designed, properly maintained homes that provide adequate parking and dedicated play areas.

Our Mission

The average income of those workers is about $22,000 a year.

Yet the average apartment rent in Ventura County is more than $20,000 a year.

Farm workers are the backbone of Ventura County agriculture. Ventura County’s farms and ranches employ nearly 36,000 men and women. These farm workers are critical to Ventura County’s $2 billion-a-year agricultural industry. Without them, crops would not be harvested, and the lush local landscape of green fields and orchards would go untended.
This combination of low wages and high housing costs means farm workers often must pool their resources to live in overcrowded apartments, motel rooms or houses. Sometimes they live in garages or sheds neither intended nor fit for human habitation. Read more >>