Many Mansions honors 24 recipients of scholarship grants

Vickys Scholarship 2021

Many Mansions recently honored 24 individuals, including high school seniors and parents, with Vicky’s Scholarship awards for seeking to better their lives through education.

This year was the highest amount of scholarship money awarded in any one year— $33,500. First-year recipients received $1,000; second-year recipients were awarded $1,500; third-year recipients got $2,000; and fourth-year recipients, $2,500.

Over the past nine years, Many Mansions has awarded 176 scholarships to 104 individuals, totaling $176,350.

The nonprofit organization provides affordable housing to low-income residents of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, with a focus on those of very low-income who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans or disabled.

Victoria Garcia, a longtime school and classroom volunteer, offered love and support to her many students, improving their lives for the better, according to a statement from Many Mansions.

Vicky’s Scholarship was created by her son Marty Garcia, a member of Many Mansions’ board of directors, in honor of his mother and her inspirational work with youths.

Article originally appeared in the  Thousand Oaks Acorn (Read full story and additional photos)

Housing Provider Opens Waiting List

Many Mansions President Rick Schroeder offers a tour of a unit at the affordable housing provider’s Hillcrest Villas property in Thousand Oaks. Acorn file photo

Many Mansions has reopened the waiting lists for its two- and three-bedroom units in its Thousand Oaks-managed properties.

The lists will close at 4 p.m. Fri., July 30 so time is of the essence.

Applicants must meet specific income and family size requirements. To view the requirements, go

Those who qualify can go to Many Mansions Rent Cafe to fill out an application at

To receive assistance in filling out an application, make an appointment by calling (805) 496-4948, ext. 125 or ext. 126, at the Many Mansions housing central office, 1425 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information, email

Article originally appeared in the  Thousand Oaks Acorn