HFW! advocacy tools

Sources: Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner, Ventura County’s Crop and Livestock Report (2019), •National Agricultural Workers Survey (2004),• Work Force Investment Board, The Future of Ventura County Agriculture: Issues and Opportunities for Workers and Growers, (2006), •Out of Reach (2020) National Low Income Housing Coalition, •Employment Development Department, •California Regional Economies Employment (2017 1st quarter),• UC Agricultural and Resource Economics Update (2015),•, •California Housing Partnership Coalition (2020), •University of California’s California Agriculture Journal, Vol.73 (2): 73-78 (May 2020).

HFW! Research, Guides, and Memos

Farm Worker Housing and Development Impact Fees In Ventura County

Guide to Advocacy for Farm Worker Housing in 6th Cycle Housing Elements

Agriculture Organizations

Farm Bureau of Ventura County • Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner • SEEAG • Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, UC DavisCoLAB VC

Affordable Housing Organizations

Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation • Many Mansions • Area Housing Authority • Housing Authority of San Buenaventura • People’s Self Help Housing • Ventura County Housing Trust Fund • California Coalition for Rural Housing • Southern California Association of Non-profit Housing • California Housing Partnership Corporation• Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Apply For Affordable Farmworker Housing

Somis Ranch Apartments is opening in November 2023 and will provide affordable rental housing with occupancy restricted to farmworkers who qualify as lower income, which is classified as households that make no more than 60% of the area median income.