This year’s event had more than 200 participants, from little to big.
Cocina Sin Fronteras, a nonprofit affiliate of the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB), released results from the 2019 Haunted Housing Run/Walk, held Oct. 26, at San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura. An annual favorite, this year’s event had more than 200 participants and raised more than $18,000 from registrations, donations and sponsorships. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Housing Authority Scholarship Program that assists Housing Authority residents and Housing Choice Voucher program participants to pursue higher education.
“We are excited to see the enthusiastic community support for the Haunted Housing Run/Walk and we’re grateful to Cocina Sin Fronteras and the sponsors and participants for the amazing effort that went into making this year’s event such an enormous success,” said HACSB CEO Denise Wise. “Most of our scholarship recipients are the first in their family to attend college. The Housing Authority strongly believes that education is key to helping people prosper and advance their lives.”
The Housing Authority holds its scholarship awards ceremony each year in September. The 2019 ceremony awarded a total of $9,000; four scholarships at $2,000 each for students attending a four-year college/university and one scholarship at $1,000 for a student attending community college. This year’s scholarship recipients are planning to major in psychology, engineering and biology and will be attending California State University, Channel Islands; Ottawa University, Arizona; University of Southern California; and Ventura College. Since its inception, the Housing Authority Scholarship Program has provided a total of $36,000 in scholarships to 25 recipients.
Applications for the Housing Authority open in January and are limited to Housing Authority residents and Housing Choice Voucher program participants pursuing higher education.
Cocina Sin Fronteras is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura HACSB.
The Housing Authority of the City Of San Buenaventura (HACSB) is the largest residential landlord in the City of Ventura, currently managing 295 public housing units, 705 nonprofit affordable rental units, and more than 1,500 Section 8 vouchers. The agency is actively working to increase the supply of affordable housing and to improve the quality of life for hundreds more of the low-income residents of the City of Ventura. http://www.hacityventura.org/.