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Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

SANTA BARBARA — At 43, James Coronado is on the road to advancing his career in education, having recently earned his master’s degree from Antioch University. And surrounded by his wife and children, Coronado celebrated yet another graduation Oct. 19 as community leaders recognized him and 12 others for their completion of Housing Authority...
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Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Next Home Buying Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ventura VENTURA COUNTY — With the median price of Ventura County homes at nearly $650,000 and expected to increase, home ownership seemed like a lofty goal for Denise Noguera, a social worker with the County of Ventura. But once Noguera became determined to move on...
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Nov. 14 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit & budgeting for the holidays workshop

Nov. 14 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit & budgeting for the holidays workshop

VENTURA COUNTY — With over 54% of consumers using some type of credit and/or loan to finance their holiday expenses it’s easy to see how consumers can get wrapped up in holiday debt. Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) hopes to help Ventura County residents avoid holiday debt by providing a free workshop on Credit...
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Oct. 24 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ workshop to be held in Oxnard

Oct. 24 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ workshop to be held in Oxnard

Free workshop hosted by Ventura County Community Development Corporation VENTURA COUNTY — Under a federal law not widely known to consumers, the State of California must seek repayment from the estates of certain Medi-Cal members after they die. What does this mean for homeowners receiving Medi-Cal benefits? Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will host...
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Bilingual report: July 25 — Free Fair Housing Workshop Hosted by VCCDC & the Housing Rights Center

Bilingual report: July 25 — Free Fair Housing Workshop Hosted by VCCDC & the Housing Rights Center

OXNARD — The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will be hosting a Fair Housing workshop in collaboration with the Housing Rights Center on Tuesday, July 25th at 6pm at the VCCDC Home Ownership Center located at 2231 Sturgis Road, Suite A, Oxnard, CA 93030. This is a free workshop open to anyone interested in...
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Bilingual report: March 28 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit improvement workshop

Bilingual report: March 28 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit improvement workshop

OXNARD — The Ventura County Community Development Corporation will host a free credit improvement workshop from 6 to 6:45 p.m. (English) and 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. (español) Tuesday, March 28 at the VCCDC Home Ownership Center, 2231 Sturgis Road, Suite A. Oxnard. Click on flyers for more information. Register HERE *** Registrate AHORA
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VCCDC Receives $35,000 From Wells Fargo To Help Women In Ventura County Achieve Homeownership & Financial Stability

VCCDC Receives $35,000 From Wells Fargo To Help Women In Ventura County Achieve Homeownership & Financial Stability

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) was recently awarded a $35,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support its Mi Casa Mi Hogar (My House My Home) Program which is designed to assist a highly vulnerable population – women who are the primary wage earners for their families. Alhough the primary target population...
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VCCDC Hosts Free ‘For Sale By Owner’ Workshop for Home Sellers on March 15

VCCDC Hosts Free ‘For Sale By Owner’ Workshop for Home Sellers on March 15

VENTURA – Most of us have seen those “For Sale By Owner” signs on the lawns of homes around our neighborhood but what does a “For Sale By Owner” really consist of and is it something that all home sellers should do? For some home sellers doing a “For Sale By Owner” transaction may be...
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Ventura County Community Development Corporation Provee Taller Sobre Las Ventas de Casa Hecha Por Proprietarios el 15 de marzo

Ventura County Community Development Corporation Provee Taller Sobre Las Ventas de Casa Hecha Por Proprietarios el 15 de marzo

VENTURA COUNTY — La mayoría de nosotros hemos visto los letreros que dicen “For Sale By Owner” o “Venta por el Propietario” enfrente de algunas casas en nuestro vecindario, pero en que consiste una “Venta por el Propietario” y es algo que todos los vendedores de casa deben hacer? Para algunos vendedores de casa...
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Property Tax Workshop Hosted by VCCDC with Guest Speaker Steven Hintz set for Feb.18

Property Tax Workshop Hosted by VCCDC with Guest Speaker Steven Hintz set for Feb.18

VENTURA COUNTY — For many homeowners, their property tax bill is the second largest expense of owning a home after mortgage interest but not all homeowners understand their property taxes. Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) hopes to bring clarity to this topic by hosting a free Property Tax workshop with special guest speaker...
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Money in the pockets of working Californians

Money in the pockets of working Californians

By Hannah-Beth Jackson Last year, California created the state’s first-ever Earned Income Tax Credit. This tax credit, which I supported, will put money back into the pockets of California’s low income working families to help pay for groceries, catch up on bills, or pay for rent, childcare and other necessities. It is estimated that...
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Local business information

Local business information

> The EDC-VC and EDD will present a “Federal / State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Ventura EDD Tax Office, 4820 McGrath St., Suite 200, Ventura. Participants will receive information on: California payroll reporting requirements; forms, employer obligations, reporting and payment requirements Independent contractor...
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Finance: Bill to close the gender wage gap passes off Assembly floor

Finance: Bill to close the gender wage gap passes off Assembly floor

State Sen. Jackson’s SB 358 would be the strongest equal pay law in the nation From Amigos805 staff reports With women in California making 84 cents for every dollar a man earns, an effort to address pay inequality recently passed a major hurdle in the state capitol. Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay...
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June cover story: Stopping the summer brain drain for students

June cover story: Stopping the summer brain drain for students

While Hispanic students have been making gains in classrooms during the year, summer becomes a crucial time to maintain those educational achievements By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Summer vacation time is upon us. K-through-12 schools are busy completing their traditional school year, with high school, community college and four-year university graduation ceremonies rapidly...
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Commentary: June is a time for new faces at two area nonprofit organizations

Commentary: June is a time for new faces at  two area nonprofit organizations

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 While change is in the air for two 805 area nonprofits, the new faces of those organizations will be quite familiar to local residents. Marcos Vargas has left his position as executive director of the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) to become the new executive...
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