By John Krist— John Krist is former chief executive officer of Farm Bureau of Ventura County and a member of the HFW! Board of Directors. A unique partnership of housing advocates and local government agencies this month will launch the first phase of a landmark study of Ventura County’s farmworker community and its housing needs.… Read More

We’ve been promoting affordable, safe and stable housing for Ventura County farm workers and their families through education and advocacy since 2004. Is it just us here at House Farm Workers! or did 2022 fly by? They say time goes by fast when you are doing what you love, and we love to advocate for… Read More

We’ve been promoting safe, decent, secure and affordable housing for Ventura County farm workers and their families through education and advocacy since 2004. One Step A La Vez Group   What better place to spend summertime than in Ventura County! June was an exciting month for House Farm Workers! We took a field trip to… Read More

Spring is here and springing forward we are! House Farm Workers! has already had an exciting start to 2022. Creative Community Partnerships An Addition To Our City Committees Farmworker Immersion with CSUCI Farmworker Housing Study Update We told you in our last newsletter that we teamed up with the County of Ventura to support a… Read More

We are back in person! The 11th Annual “From Field to Fork” Fundraiser Thursday July 21, 2022 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark We are excited to announce that our annual “From Field to Fork” fundraising dinner will be back in-person this year on Thursday,… Read More

House Farm Workers! has opened applications for its 7th annual Ellen Brokaw House Farm Workers! scholarship for college-bound and current college students who are children of Ventura County farm workers, including seasonal and retired farm workers. Eligible students may submit applications online here. Three students will be selected to receive $3,000.00 each towards their continued… Read More

Written by Gabrielle Vignone |  Edited by John Krist What does the end of the year mean to you? Is it a time of joy and celebration, a moment of pause, reflection or a busy-busy wrap-up making sure all knots have been tied before the Earth completes its yearly circle of the Sun? Here at… Read More

House Farm Workers! has received a $50,000 grant awarded by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to support a comprehensive Countywide Farmworker Housing Study that proactively and comprehensively addresses farmworker housing in Ventura County. The study seeks to give a voice to the County’s estimated 36,000 farmworkers, shining a light specifically on local housing… Read More

Cultivating Safe Spaces: House Farm Workers! advocates for safe, decent and secure housing for ag employees. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Ventura County is blessed with a tremendous agricultural bounty. The area’s fields, ranches and farms cover thousands of acres, producing numerous fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. An industry that generates over $1 billion in… Read More

After an extensive search, the House Farm Workers! Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Gabrielle Vignone has accepted the position of Executive Director at the nonprofit and began her new position on October 1, 2021. Gabrielle Vignone joins the organization with over 13 years of comprehensive experience in the housing industry. She holds… Read More