Oxnard , CA

Monthly Housing Development Update | October 2021

General statistics, market trends and outlook for housing development in Oxnard, CA


City Housing Update for October 2021


Current Trends:

During this past month of September, the median rental price for a single family home in Oxnard was $2,661 and median sale price for a single family home in the city was $485,400. There were approximately 462 homes listed for sale in the city at the end of September, compared with 462 in August. During the last month, homes sold within 51 days on the market and received 1 offers per sale on average.


City Housing Supply:

As of the end of 2017, the total count of existing housing units in the city was 55,135. Single family housing units make up the majority 66.07% of Oxnard's housing units, 36,426 units total. Multifamily units make up 29 percent, or approximately 16,094. As of last year, the average housing density (people per household) was 4.01, compared with the state average of 2.97. At the end of the period, about 4,037 of housing units in the city were unoccupied, suggesting a vacancy rate of 0 percent.


Regulations & Outlook:

The City has not yet finalized updates to it's residential zoning code that fully comply with State Laws SB 1069 and AB 2299 which allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be developed on most single family lots. More commonly referred to as “Granny Flats” and “In-Law Units”, in Oxnard as many as 21,491 homes may now be eligible to add some form of second dwelling unit. These laws are intended by The State to boost opportunities for housing production in cities in an effort to address the growing housing deficits local communities face accross The State. Typically secondary units are constructed by homeowners in backyards, converted garages and basements of single family residences. These new regulations could now allow individual homeowners to play a significant role to increase housing production in Oxnard over the coming years. Consider for example, if just one percent of eligible homeowners in Oxnard built an ADU each year, it would contribute an additional 1,074 units to the city's housing stock over the next five years and create hundreds of new local construction jobs.


Local News & Policy:

At this time, statewide standards will superseed any local residential zoning requirements for ADUs that are non-compliant with the state's minimum set of requirements. The current development standards for ADUs in Oxnard, or any other CA city, can be found at the city zoning page link and search below. Recently More information on the latest local policies and requirements for ADUs will be available as they are passed. Check back each month for the latest changes in Oxnard.


Get Involved:

For homeowners and local developers who are interested in getting involved in the ADU movement locally in Oxnard, use Housable to get insights about the ADU housing development potential of specific properties. Housable provides zoning, permitting, estimation and design tools, many of them free of charge, to help homeowners at any step plan, permit and build their ADU projects. Use property design and calculation tools any time, get low cost insights about the ADU potetnial of your property and connect with local professionals who can help with the process when you're ready to get started. Stay up to date with the latest local trends in housing production and join the ADU movement to create more housing in Oxnard, one garage, basement, or backyard at a time.



Exerpts From City Housing Reports


Housing problems include overpayment (discussed earlier in this section) or households without complete kitchen or plumbing facilities. As shown in Table B-25, approximately 5 percent of total households have one or more housing problems. The majority of households with housing problems are renter-occupied, with 2,621 total renter-occupied households experiencing one or more housing problems (86 percent of all households with one or more housing problems). For households with housing problems, the majority of households lacked telephone service (2,160, or 4 percent of total households).

The homeownership rate among Oxnard residents was 55 percent in 2000, slightly less than Ventura County as a whole. This difference was partially due to varying differences in household income and the type of housing available in jurisdictions throughout Ventura County. Since 2000, vacancy rates in the city increased more than in the county, with a 91 percent increase in the city and 74 percent increase in the county from 2000 to 2010 (see Table B-29). Overall, approximately 5 percent of housing units in Oxnard were vacant in 2010, or 2,975 households. In comparison, approximately 5 percent of households in Ventura County were also vacant in 2010, or 14,775 households.

The City has an administrative relief procedure that is often approved to request reduced parking under certain circumstances (such as retirement housing, senior housing, and affordable housing) and the City's density bonus ordinance is in compliance with state law to allow a lower parking requirement for projects that qualify for the density bonus (10 units or more). It is rare that affordable housing projects of fewer than 10 units are proposed in the city. In addition to these flexible ways the City addresses parking requirements the City has also included Program 30 to evaluate the current parking requirements and explore alternative options to ensure parking requirements do not pose an undue constraint on the development of housing affordable to lower-income households.

This is one of several auto dealerships that remain along Oxnard Blvd. still in business. The large site could be a mixed use development producing 121 units. Several former auto dealerships along this portion of Oxnard Boulevard have redeveloped into housing since the opening of the Oxnard Auto Mall along the 101 Freeway. Demolition and possible business relocation could present feasibility challenges. The site may currently be for lease or for sale.

This is one of several auto dealerships that remain along Oxnard Blvd. still in business. The site could be a mixed use development producing 36 units. Several former auto dealerships along this portion of Oxnard Boulevard have redeveloped into housing since the opening of the Oxnard Auto Mall along the 101 Freeway. Demolition and possible business relocation could present feasibility challenges. The site may currently be for lease or for sale.

This is one of several auto dealerships that remain along Oxnard Blvd. still in business. The site could be a mixed use development producing 42 units. Several former auto dealerships along this portion of Oxnard Boulevard have redeveloped into housing since the opening of the Oxnard Auto Mall along the 101 Freeway. Demolition and possible business relocation could present feasibility challenges. The site may currently be for lease or for sale.

This is one of several auto dealerships that remain along Oxnard Blvd. and Saviers Road still in business. The site could be a mixed use development producing 19 units. Several former auto dealerships along this portion of Oxnard Boulevard have redeveloped into housing since the opening of the Oxnard Auto Mall along the 101 Freeway. Demolition and possible business relocation could present feasibility challenges. The site may currently be for lease or for sale.


Current Market Stats October 2021


Median Sales Price $485,400.00

Median Rental Price $2,660.00 Based on 840 sqft unit

Total Homes on Market 462

Average Days on Market 51

Average Offers per Sale 1


City Housing Stock 2017


Total Housing Units 55135

Single-Family Units 36426

Other Type Units 2615

Unit Vacancy Rate 0.0732

Annual Units Produced (2017) 150


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General City Info Oxnard, CA


City Population 197,899

City Area 26.89 sq. mi.


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City & State Housing News

State of CA ADUs Done Right « Council of Community Housing Organizations www.sfchronicle.com 03/12/2016

State of CA [CA] Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update http://imperialvalleynews.com/ 08/10/2017

State of CA This Thanksgiving, Talk To Your Family About Zoning https://www.forbes.com 21/11/2018



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