Current Projects To add your voice join one of our city group committees or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Housing Element Process- Advocate for Affordable Housing For Our Farm Worker Families Get involved in the Housing Element Process Every city and county in California is required to adopt, with public input, a Housing Element within the city or county General Plan, which must be updated every four to eight years. It is submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for approval. An effective housing element provides the conditions for developing and preserving an adequate supply of housing, including housing affordable to seniors, families and farm workers. Every jurisdiction in Ventura County is currently working on their Housing Elements. In every Housing Element, House Farm Workers! is advocating for the following programs: Special Needs Housing – Farmworker Housing Study.* The City will: work with the County of Ventura, advocacy groups, and agricultural organizations, to plan, fund, and implement a countywide survey of farmworkers, employers, and housing providers to further define housing conditions, needs and barriers. utilize the survey results to develop targeted programs and strategies to address the verified needs of farmworkers and to support agricultural businesses with a stable and healthy workforce. Timeframe: by 2023. * The County of Ventura intends to take the lead role in implementing the Farmworker Housing Study which is included in their Draft 2021-29 Housing Element, submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development in March. Initial grants totaling $100,000 have been awarded to HFW! and the County for this work. Contribute Funding for Affordable Housing. The City will: Support the Housing Trust Fund Ventura County, a local nonprofit organization that provides short term, pre-development, acquisition, and construction funding to developers of affordable housing by making an annual contribution. Support creation of a county-wide dedicated source of funding for affordable housing. Farm Worker Housing City Committees Camarillo Meeting times and dates to be determined. Fillmore Not meeting at this time. Moorpark Not meeting at this time. Oxnard Meets 9AM virtually every month and 9AM in person quarterly Tomas Cafe, 622 South A St. Santa Paula Not meeting this time. Ventura Meets the third Tuesday quarterly via Zoom from 4 to 5:00 PM. Email us at email@example.com to confirm meeting dates and locations. Current Job Opportunities Volunteer or Internship opportunities listed here as needed. We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We embrace equality of opportunity and treatment for all employees in all employment matters.