Commission of Homelessness
The Commission on Homelessness is a seven-member Citizen Advisory Group, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of City Council. The Commission provides policy recommendations to City Council on issues related to homelessness (note: the Commission itself does not provide any homeless assistance to individuals). The Commission also provides has a representative to the County Continuum of Care Alliance. In addition, the Commission is represented on the City’s review panel which evaluates applications for funding submitted to the City for various federal entitlement grant programs.
The Commission on Homelessness meets on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are usually scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m., and are customarily held in the Oxnard City Council Chambers. Commission agendas are posted on the City of Oxnard website at least 72 hours prior to the meetings.
The current members of the Commission are:
Andrea Renee Houchin
Lucy Cartagena Martinez
The City employee who serves as the staff liaison and Executive Secretary of the Commission on Homelessness is Karl Lawson, (805) 385-8095 (firstname.lastname@example.org).