Housing Trust Fund Ventura receives $518,000 in support of affordable housing; to fund over $4M for Rancho Sierra Senior Apartments near Camarillo
Housing Trust Fund Ventura County is committed to funding the development of safe and equitable homes that make a positive impact in the trajectory of people’s lives. In support of that effort, the nonprofit recently received $18,000 from a combined two operating grants from Citizens Business Bank and the Bank of Sierra and a $500,000 investment from US Bank into its Everyone Deserves a Home Community Impact Note. Funding such as this is pooled with other supportive funding sources to ensure developments like the Rancho Sierra Senior Apartments (Rancho Sierra) are built to foster positive change for individuals and families who face housing insecurity.
Housing Trust Fund VC is providing just over $4.4 million in a pre-development construction loan for the development of Rancho Sierra located on unincorporated land near Camarillo. The 49 senior apartments, 24 of which are set aside for homeless individuals or those at risk of becoming homeless, will be built by Many Mansions with support services overseen by the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura. Rancho Sierra Senior Apartments is the first affordable development in Ventura County utilizing prefabricated units. With the units factory-built off-site and delivered ready to stand, construction costs are reduced, leading to overall project cost savings as well as a shortened construction period
“A portion of the funding for Rancho Sierra was matched by Prop 1’s local fund matching program,” said Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of Housing Trust Fund Ventura County. “We continue to work diligently at Housing Trust Fund VC to receive the highest possible match each year from Prop 1 to bring more affordable homes to our community.” Housing Trust Fund VC has received $9,019,387 to date from the state’s Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) program which began in 2020.