Many Mansions Marking 40 Years

WHERE THE SEED WAS FIRST PLANTED – Frank Schillo, front right, founder of Many Mansions, and his wife, Marion, seated, gather Aug. 12 with representatives from Many Mansions & City of Thousand Oaks during a ceremonial street naming in front of Schillo Gardens. Courtesy photo.

Article originally posted on Thousand Oaks Acorn

The City of Thousand Oaks celebrated a ceremonial street naming for Many Mansions last week at Crescent Way and Skyline Drive, the site of Fiore Gardens, the nonprofit’s first property in 1988. Fiore Gardens provides 29 units of low-income housing for individuals and families.

“It is fitting that the City of Thousand Oaks would honor us in this way in front of Schillo Gardens Apartments, the first of many affordable housing communities developed as a result of our strong and consistent partnership with the city since our founding 40 years ago,” said Rick Schroeder, president of Many Mansions.

Many Mansions is a nonprofit that develops affordable housing through new construction or rehabilitation and then manages the apartments, providing on-site services aimed at supporting the residents and addressing the root causes of their poverty. The organization owns and operates 16 affordable housing complexes with over 500 units in Ventura County.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Many Mansions is holding a special event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. There will be food trucks, carnival games and a live band.

There is no cost to attend; food is sold separately. Register at