The Task Force on Homelessness was established by the City Council in 1999 to address the issue of homelessness in Simi Valley. The Task Force provides policy recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing the community's response to homelessness. The Task Force is comprised of representatives from the City Council, regional and local services providers, and government agencies providing services to individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness.
The Task Force meets quarterly. All Task Force meetings are open to the public. Information for upcoming meetings is available below. Those interested in receiving meeting and other information related to the Task Force's efforts can sign up to receive email notifications. For information provided at the meetings, please refer to the Resources and Referrals page.
Additionally, City staff represents the City through involvement with the Ventura County Continuum of Care to ensure that the City's efforts take into account regional efforts and federal policies to maximize effectiveness. The Continuum of Care coordinates the regional Point In Time Count and prepared a brief summary of the findings to detail the state of homelessness in Ventura County.
For more information regarding the Task Force on Homelessness, please call (805) 583-6759. Interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to sign up for e-notify to receive email information, variances in meeting dates, and to stay informed regarding current and future updates.
Deadline to Apply for the Community Projects Grant Review Committee
- Date: 03/22/2017
The City of Simi Valley is currently accepting applications for one community at-large position to serve on Community Projects Grant (CPG) Review Committee. The Community Projects Grant program is funded through an agreement with Waste Management. There is annual funding of up to $150,000 available for local 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations to request in support of community projects and programs. The funding is disbursed at the discretion of the City Council.
The City Council recently created the CPG Review Committee to review funding requests and make recommendations for its consideration. The Committee will consist of one representative from each of the four Simi Valley Neighborhood Councils, one representative from the Council On Aging, one representative from the Youth Council, and one representative from the community.
Applications are now being accepted for one community at-large position. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee of City Council Members and one applicant will be recommended for appointment by the City Council to the Committee. The appointed individual will need to be available for two to three evening meetings in the months of March, April and May.
The deadline to submit applications is March 22, 2017. Applications may be submitted online by clicking here. For further information about the CPG program, please click here or contact the Community Services Department at (805) 583-6861.