Housing Section/Planning Division

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Department of Environmental Services

Director: Peter Lyons

Welcome to the Housing Section. The Housing Section is a branch of the Planning Division within the Department of Environmental Services. Our mission is to create a strong, sustainable, inclusive community with quality housing for all of our residents. To meet our mission, the Housing Section functions as a source for information, education, and partnership to housing purveyors and to residents who seek guidance toward finding equitable and affordable housing in Simi Valley.

The Housing Section acts as liaison between developers, stakeholders, constituents, and residents, advocating for development of various housing products to fill the need and desire of our current and future generations. We implement different housing programs that seek to expand housing opportunities through various grant opportunities and funding sources. In the effort to preserve its existing affordable housing stock, the Housing Section also monitors resale and rental activities.

For assistance, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail enviroservices@simivalley.org.

Affordable and Senior Housing Program

The City's Affordable and Senior Housing Program provides quality housing for seniors and low- and very-low income households. One of the primary means of providing affordable and senior housing is through negotiations with developers to incorporate such units within new residential developments. For further information, please call the Housing Information Line at (805) 583-6779 or e-mail echen@simivalley.org.

Home Rehabilitation Program

This program offers low interest deferred loans to low-income homeowners. Qualified owners of detached single-family residences are eligible for a deferred 2% loan with no monthly payments. Full repayment is required when the property is sold, refinanced, or leased, or when the property changes title. The maximum loan amount is $50,000. Find more information about the Home Rehabilitation program, or call the Home Rehabilitation Coordinator at (805) 583-6757, or e-mail bbuonpane@simivalley.org.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Simi Valley receives an annual entitlement in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These federal funds are used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households. For further information, please visit the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program website or contact Julia Ramirez, Senior Management Analyst, at (805) 583-6728 or jramirez@simivalley.org.

Fair Housing Program

The City contracts with the Housing Rights Center (HRC) of Los Angeles for no cost fair housing services to Simi Valley residents and community members. HRC offers housing discrimination complaint investigation, landlord/tenant counseling, predatory lending information, outreach and education, and legal and advocacy services. For further information, please refer to the Fair Housing Program link above or contact HRC at (800) 477-5977 or www.hrc-la.org

Home Foreclosure Assistance

Please refer to Home Foreclosure Assistance for useful information for individuals having difficulty in making their monthly mortgage payments or who have received a Notice of Default, which is the first step in the California non-judicial foreclosure process.

Mobile Home Rent Mediation Program

The City Planning Commissioners act as the City’s Mobile Home Rent Mediation Board (Board), to provide a forum to help resolve rent disputes, per City Resolution No. 93-52, for the five large mobile home parks located in the City.  In addition, the Board provides an annual report that identifies any Board decisions as well as the rental and vacancy rates for the five mobile home parks subject to the resolution. The Board’s responsibilities include reviewing petitions filed by mobile home park residents and determining whether rent increases meet the standards contained in the resolution. In order for the Board to consider a dispute, a minimum of 25 percent of the residents in a mobile home park, who have received a notice of rent increase, must file a petition with the Board. For more information, please call (805) 583-6779 or e-mail enviroservices@simivalley.org.

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