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


 2020-21 CDBG Program — Needs Assessment (Community Development and Public Services)

Effective November 1, 2019 through December 16, 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  City estimates budget of $417,300 for Community Development Projects and $88,000 for public services. Applications will be available on November 1, 2019 at: www.toaks.org/departments/city-manager-s-office/grant-opportunities 

A “Needs Assessment Public Hearing” will be scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 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 (loshita@toaks.org) in the City’s Community Development Department.