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Mark Towne,

Email   l  T. (805) 449-2323
 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 Office Hours: 
Monday to Thursday:
7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Alternate Fridays:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The Community Development Department's mission is to be stewards of the City's General Plan, and to assist the community with land development, housing, construction, code compliance, open space, and regional issues, all of which must be kept in balance with the City's environment and resources.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Planning Division
  • Building Division
  • Permit Processing
  • Code Compliance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space Acquisition & Management
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency 



2018-19 CDBG Program — Needs Assessment (Community Development and Social Services)

Effective November 1, 2017 through January 19, 2018, the City of Thousand Oaks is inviting interested parties to assist in identifying the unmet needs of lower-income persons and households in Thousand Oaks that could potentially be addressed with a portion of the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The City is also inviting non-profit housing and services providers to apply for a portion of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity or service that primarily benefits lower-income persons.  For community development activities, the funding year begins July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  For social services grants, 2 years of funding is available from July 2018 through June 2020.  For application information, select the following links:

Neighborhood Improvement Activities for Projects Proposal (click here)

The City estimates a budget of $362,672 for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for projects such as Low-Income Housing Rehabilitation or Non-Profit Owned Public Facility Rehabilitation.  Application submittal deadline is January 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


Public and Social Services Activities (for 501-c-3 non-profit agencies) Application (click here)

The City anticipates a budget of $183,693 for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 and the same amount for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. This total includes $83,693 in CDBG funds and $100,000 from the City’s Social Services Endowment Fund (SSEF). The City’s Social Services Ad Hoc Committee will review grant requests and develop a set of funding recommendations for consideration by the Thousand Oaks City Council.  Due to limited funding, grant opportunities are competitive and awards are for two, consecutive years from July 2018 through June 2020.  Application submittal deadline is January 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

A “Needs Assessment Public Hearing” will be scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Board Room.  All CDBG applicants and other interested parties are invited to attend. 

For more information, please contact Caroline Milton ( or Lynn Oshita ( in the City’s Community Development Department.