The City of Port Hueneme is excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County in the development of new housing. The City recently approved an agreement to sell a City-owned vacant lot to Habitat for Humanity, to make way for a 5-unit condominium project there for low-and moderate-income families. The property is located at the corner of San Pedro Street and C Street in a residential neighborhood near the Naval Base Ventura County access gate on Pleasant Valley Road.
The project represents a positive first step in partnering with Habitat, as well as its first townhome development. Following the City Council’s unanimous approval vote, Mayor Laura Hernandez stated, “We’re so pleased to welcome Habitat to Port Hueneme for the first time. The Habitat self-help approach has been a proven success in many projects around the county, and now it’s great to have this organization in our city, helping us to meet the housing challenges we face.”
Darcy Taylor, Executive Director of Habitat, expressed optimism about their new venture in Port Hueneme. “We’re thrilled about our first-ever build in Port Hueneme and grateful to have such a dedicated partner in that city,” he said. “The townhomes, which are another first for Habitat Ventura County, are another step forward in finding innovative, cost-effective housing solutions for our community.”
Following the formal transfer of the property late Spring of 2020, Habitat and the City will work together to prepare and submit building plans for City and County approval. A ground-breaking ceremony will take place on site in 2021.