Ventura County, CA – Housing Trust Fund Ventura County (Housing Trust Fund VC) recently celebrated its 3rd Annual Compassion Campaign at beautiful Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo. Over 175 attendees gathered for a deeply moving interactive experience. Guests were immersed in an unforgettable evening highlighting the interconnectedness of people’s lives and how we are all impacted by the need for more affordable housing. Housing Trust Fund VC achieved a fundraising record high through generous donors, sponsors, and investors, once again highlighting that as a collective community we can work towards achieving housing equity for all in Ventura County.
Attendees received a special message from California Department of Housing and Community Development Director Gustavo Velasquez on the importance of housing policies and agendas, and how when we all work together progress can be made to tackle the affordable housing crisis in California.
“What an emotional and moving evening. It was amazing to see so many faces in support of providing funding solutions for affordable homes,” stated Housing Trust Fund Ventura County CEO Linda Braunschweiger, “A special thank you to City National Bank and all of our amazing sponsors. Together we will make a difference.” Compassion Campaign 2022 sponsors included City National Bank, CIT Bank, CBC Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, City of Buenaventura, McCarthy Construction, Montecito Bank and Trust, USA-HOPE, Ventura Ranch Partners, Williams Homes and more.
An evening highlight was hearing how affordable housing has positively impacted Daisy, a current resident of one of Housing Trust Fund VC’s funded developments. Daisy shared that after fighting addiction and homelessness, she finally has a place to call home, which changed the trajectory of her life in every way. With the audience in tears, Daisy concluded that more people like her can be helped when our community gathers at events like this to truly understand how affordable homes can lift people and families up.
To join our community in support of funding more affordable housing across Ventuera County, please visit: www.housingtrustfundvc.org/donate-now