Department of Environmental ServicesEnvironmental Services Director (Interim): Ted Drago
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 contact Blaze Buonpane, Home Rehabilitation Coordinator, at (805) 583-6757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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 e-mail email@example.com.
Fair Housing Assistance
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Assistance
For individuals having difficulty in making their monthly mortgage payments and/or who have received a Notice of Default, which is the first step in the California non-judicial foreclosure process, please refer to the information and resources listed in the Foreclosure Prevention Assistance page.
Mobile Home Assistance and Rent Mediation Program
For general information pertaining to mobile home parks/communities, please visit the California Department of Housing and Community Development website and contact the Mobile Home Assistance Center, Office of the Mobile Home Ombudsman.
As per the City of Simi Valley Resolution No. 93-52, the City’s Mobile Home Rent Mediation Board (Board), composed of the City's Planning Commissioners, provides a forum to help resolve rent disputes for the five large mobile home parks located within in the City limits. 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. 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. For more information, please call (805) 583-6779 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.