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About Community Development

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 

2019-20 CDBG Program — Needs Assessment (Community Development and Social Services)

Effective November 1, 2018 through January 15, 2019, 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 community development providers to apply for a portion of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity that primarily benefits lower-income persons.  The funding year begins July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  For application information, select the following link:

Community Development Activities for Projects Proposal

The City estimates a budget of $408,600 for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 for projects such as Low-Income Housing Rehabilitation or Non-Profit Owned Public Facility Rehabilitation.  Application submittal deadline is January 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

A “Needs Assessment Public Hearing” will be scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Board Room.  All CDBG applicants and other interested parties are invited to attend.  

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