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    Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) is hosting its eagerly anticipated 9th Annual Homeownership Conference for the community on Saturday, June 26, sponsored by Union Bank and others. With the huge success and record attendance of last year’s virtual event, VCCDC’s Homeownership Conference will be online once again. This year, the conference theme is “Homeownership Within Reach”, providing families across California with hope for the future and giving them the best guidance and practical tools to help them achieve their dream of owning or maintaining their own home.

    VCCDC’s mission is to empower low-to-moderate income individuals and families to build wealth through education and homeownership. COVID-19 has exacerbated what was already a housing crisis and with families facing additional economic hardship from lost wages, VCCDC’s work is more vital than ever. Brand new VCCDC Homeowners, Mario and Alyssa, will be in attendance to encourage other families that buying a home is within reach, having just closed on their Ventura home last month thanks to $57,000 in down payment assistance.

    Our 9th annual Homeownership Conference has grown from being Ventura County’s largest homeownership event to a can’t-miss conference for homebuyers and homeowners across Southern California,” says Bertha Garcia, VCCDC Executive Director. “Coming out of a challenging year for everyone, our goal is for each attendee to leave inspired and equipped to begin or continue their path toward homeownership.”

    VCCDC is excited to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer. Ma has had a renowned career in public service, having been involved with many initiatives and committees in California’s government. She was elected on November 6, 2018 with more votes (7,825,587) than any other candidate for treasurer in the state’s history. She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position. 

    Attendees will have the opportunity to visit virtual exhibitor booths and access:

    • Thousands of dollars in down-payment assistance
    • Must-have info at virtual workshops
    • Real-time networking with other homebuyers and homeowners
    • Live expert advice from industry experts (for free)
    • Other valuable community resources

     VCCDC’s conference will be held LIVE on the award-winning online platform, Whova.     

    What? Live Virtual Homeownership Conference

    When? Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11am-3pm

    Where? Online (register at

    Who? Everyone is welcome, register at

    2021 Sponsors:

    Title – Union Bank; Gold – CIT Bank, Comerica Bank, Insperity, Montecito Bank and Trust, Premier America Credit Union, US Bank; Silver – Bank of America, California Bank and Trust, City National Bank, Mechanics Bank, Mountain West Financial Inc., SoCal Gas; Bronze – Boston Private Bank, CBC Credit Union, City of Oxnard, County of Ventura, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Gold Coast Transit, HOME, Port of Hueneme, Schneiders and Associates, LLC., Ventura County Transportation Commission

    VCCDC Mission

    “To strengthen and sustain vibrant communities by empowering and enabling low-to-moderate income individuals and families to build wealth through education and homeownership with a primary focus on serving low-to-moderate income clients”.

    At VCCDC, we believe that a home is more than a place to live. It is the cornerstone of any individual and family’s economic, environmental and social well being. We operate under specific guiding principles, including:

    • Client Focus – we are focused on delivering the outcomes our clients care about in a consistent and equitable manner.
    • Accountability – we hold ourselves accountable to each other and to the families and communities we serve.
    • Sustainability – we are committed to building relationships that provide long-term sustainability to VCCDC and our clients.

    VCCDC strives to help individuals, families, and businesses achieve their goal of self-sufficiency. We are a safe-haven for those seeking information and resources to come learn about their options regarding home ownership and financial stability. As a neutral, trusted source, we are here to offer guidance to people seeking to make some of the largest and most important purchases of their lives, and show them a new way home.

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