The City's Role

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In October 2018, the Thousand Oaks City Council signed a county-wide Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm that addressing homelessness in Thousand Oaks is a top priority.  

Homelessness is a national humanitarian crisis and no city is immune from this issue. There are people in our community and from our community experiencing homelessness. While the City does not provide direct services, our goal is to serve as a convener, provide community leadership, and develop and implement strategies that link people with resources. We work to enforce local regulations; and to help businesses and residents understand homelessness, their role, ways to contribute, and how law enforcement can help. 

Here's a Look at What We're Doing

  • A dedicated law enforcement team that works hand-in-hand with social service.
  • City Council Ad-Hoc Committee that's taking a deep look at local issues, challenges and resources so we can understand our role and where we might have the greatest impact.
  • An outreach campaign this spring that uses online and print platforms to inform, connect and mobilize the community.
  • Quick links to resources specific to East Ventura County
  • Service Request app (online and mobile) where users can report and map concerns on City property.
  • Working closely with our partners at the County level to connect people to resources and participate in regional efforts.