Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
While the city of Ojai grapples with how to address a shortage of affordable housing, it bears mentioning the unincorporated communities in the Ojai Valley are dealing with many of the same issues.
"The public housing waiting list is not currently accepting applications. There are a total of 1,685 (Ventura County) households on the public housing waiting list," said Linda Fisher-Helton of the Area Housing Authority (AHA) of Ventura County. "The Section 8 waiting list is not currently accepting applications. There are currently 861 households on the Section 8 waiting list (in Ventura County). No new applications have been accepted since March 2014."