July 14, 2020
Housing Authority, City of San Buenaventura
Housing as More than Shelter
The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) creates social and physical environments that promote healthy living for all age groups. They achieve this through outreach, social media, maintaining a presence in the community, being accessible to their residents, and working closely with over 40 partner agencies.
HACSB is working to close the digital divide, increase access to low cost internet, devices, and provide digital skill building workshops. To increase achievement of educational goals, career, and economic self-sufficiency, the agency runs an annual scholarship program. Their initiative to increase access to and consumption of fresh produce started with community gardens, weekly delivery of fresh produce to resident communities, and expanded to include delivery of prepared meals, nutrition education and physical well-being programs.
The mission is to provide and develop quality affordable housing for eligible low-income residents of Ventura County and to establish strong partnerships necessary for HACSB customers to achieve personal goals related to: literacy and education; health and wellness; and job training and employment leading to personal growth and economic self-sufficiency.
HACSB continues to drive change through innovative ways of working with residents and partners in this virtual world while remaining impactful, meaningful, and influential.
Learn more: http://hacityventura.org/