Monthly Youth Meetings

House Farm Workers! is meeting monthly with the youth at One Step a la Vez in Fillmore. During these monthly meets, our executive director engages the already-advocating youth with an activity or community guest speaker to provide them with information about the need for safe, decent and affordable farm worker housing. Topics include the process of developing housing, and how to advocate for it in their community and all communities in Ventura County.

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From Harvest To Home

De la Cosecha al Hogar (From Harvest to Home)




City Committees

House Farm Workers! has established committees that cover the unincorporated county, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Moorpark. These volunteer-driven committees are the heart of the organization and have played a critical role in advocating on behalf of the farm worker community since 2004. The city groups mobilize public support, engage public officials, and collaborate with other grassroots organizations to ensure affordable housing for farm workers.

What We Do

  • Testify in support of farm worker developments and favorable policies.
  • Present our documentary, “From Harvest to Home,” to community members.
  • Inform the community and honor farm workers through “From Field to Fork” events.
  • Inspire action through our countywide summits.

Click Here To Find Out How To Get Involved

The Santa Paula Affordable Housing Task Force

The Santa Paula Affordable Housing Task Force (SPAHTF) is a diverse group of Santa Paula residents and affordable housing experts from throughout Ventura County. It was formed in 2018 by House Farm Workers! to address housing needs in Santa Paula where overcrowded households abound and the average median income is $55,000. The Task Force, which works closely with the Santa Paula City Planners, has given effective input to the General Plan and Housing Element updates and in 2022 will advocate for revisions to zoning codes and other housing policies, regulations and fees.

Farm Worker Immersion Project

House Farm Workers Housing Matters

Photo by HFW!, Immersion 2022

House Farm Workers! and the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Center for Community Engagement have partnered with Reiter Affiliated Companies and Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. to provide an immersion opportunity for CSUCI students focused on the farm worker experience, agriculture, and farm worker housing. The goal of this program is to deepen students’ understanding of farm worker issues by experiencing, if only for a day, the working and living conditions of some farm worker families in Ventura County. During the immersion, students have the opportunity to pick and pack produce in the fields, as well as tour a farm worker housing development and speak with farm worker families about what access to safe, decent, and affordable housing has meant for them.

Ellen Brokaw HFW Scholarship

The Ellen Brokaw House Farm Workers! Scholarship is awarded each year to college-bound or current college students whose parents are farm workers in Ventura County. This scholarship reflects our commitment to making sure our farm worker families can thrive.

The scholarship is named in honor of Ellen Brokaw, founding chairwoman of House Farm Workers! A prominent member of Ventura County’s agricultural community, involved in production of lemons, avocados and nursery stock, she has been an inspirational leader in the long campaign to improve the lives of farm workers and their families. The winners will receive the scholarship at our annual fund-raiser, “From Field to Fork.”

Direct any questions to info@housefarmworkers.org.

We must receive your application on or before May 6, 2022.

Click here to submit your application

Past scholarship winners

2021

Bryan Rodriguez
Oxnard High School, 2020
Currently attending Ventura College

2021

Litzy Hernandez
Hueneme High School, 2017
Currently attending University of California, Berkeley

2021

Jesus Martinez
Hueneme High School, 2020
Currently attending University of California, Berkeley

2020

Paola Gonzalez
Santa Paula High School, 2016
Currently attending CSU, Channel Islands

2020

Bryan Navarrete
Channel Islands High School, 2020
Currently attending CSU, Long Beach

2020

Rosita Lopez
Channel Islands High School, 2018
Currently attending CSU, Monterey Bay

2019

Marlen Garcia Cano
Fillmore High School, 2019
Currently attending Ventura College

2019

Emilia Contreras
Channel Islands High School, 2018
Currently attending CSU, Channel Islands

2019

Erik Magaña
Fillmore High School, 2019
Currently attending University of California, Santa Barbara

2018

Monica Cisneros
Santa Paula High School, 2018
Currently attending University of California, Santa Barbara

2018

Lorenzo “Anthony” Palomera
Fillmore High School, 2018
Currently attending University of California, Santa Barbara

2018

Felix Cruz
Rio Mesa High School, 2018
Currently attending University of California, San Diego

2017

Alma Monjaraz Tapia
Rio Mesa High School, 2017
Currently attending Cal State University, Fresno

2017

Litzy Hernandez
Hueneme High School, 2017
Currently attending University of California, Berkeley

2017

Osvaldo Ambriz
Santa Paula High School, 2017
Currently attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

2015

Ayari Palencia
Hueneme
High School 2015
Graduated 2019 from CSU, Channel Islands

2016

Viviana Avelar
Santa Paula
High School 2016
Currently attending UC Santa Barbara

2016

Daniel Garcia
Channel Islands
High School 2016
Currently attending UC Riverside

2016

Juan Magaña
Santa Paula
High School 2016
Currently attending UC Irvine