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 to Serve on the Task Force on Homelessness
As A Representative Who Has Experienced Homelessness in Simi Valley
- Date: 04/05/2017
The City of Simi Valley is currently accepting applications for a representative to volunteer to serve on the Task Force on Homelessness. The representative must of experienced homelessness within the City of Simi Valley. Applicants are encouraged to apply and will be interviewed by a City Council Interview Committee. One applicant will be nominated for appointment by the City Council at the May 1, 2017 meeting. The term will begin after the City Council appointment and end on February 28, 2019. The representative will participate in an advisory capacity to analyze, evaluate, and recommend strategies to address the issue of homelessness in Simi Valley.If you or someone you know is interested, please click here to submit the application. The application deadline is April 5, 2017, for the term ending on February 28, 2019. One homeless representative will be selected through an interview process and appointed by the City Council on May 1, 2017.
The Task Force on Homelessness meetings are open to the public and meet quarterly. The next meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.