Task Force on Homelessness

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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.

 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.

E-Notification

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.

Upcoming Task Force on Homelessness Events

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Community Projects Grant Applicant Workshop - REMINDER

Local 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organizations Invited to Attend and Apply for Grant Funds

 

The City of Simi Valley has $150,000 in funding available for community projects and programs to be completed between July 2018 and June 2019. Local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations serving Simi Valley are encouraged to apply for grant awards ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 to support new or ongoing programs and/or capital projects. Funding eligibility is limited to direct costs associated with the program or project.

 

A voluntary workshop will be held for applicants on Tuesday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. in the Simi Valley Public Library Community Room, located at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, next to City Hall.  Organizations are requested to RSVP to ensure adequate space and materials are available for attendees, or by calling the Community Services Department at (805) 583-6864.

 

Organizations may submit a funding application beginning January 31 through February 21.  Although the workshop is not mandatory, organizations are encouraged to attend to learn more about the funding and reporting requirements of the Community Projects Grant.

 

The grant is made available through an agreement between the City and Waste Management to fund community projects and programs that benefit Simi Valley. Funding will be awarded by the City Council at a public meeting in May.

 

For additional information about the Community Projects Grant program, please visit www.simivalley.org/ProjectsGrant,  or call (805) 583-6864.

 

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