The commission consists of five members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. All members of the Commission must be residents of the City of Carlsbad and registered voters. Members serve four year terms. The commission is made up of:
- Two tenants assisted by the Carlsbad Housing Authority -- one of whom must be at least 62 years of age
- Three general members with expertise in one or more of the following areas: development, construction, real estate, social services, housing advocacy, planning, architecture or finance.
- If possible, the members shall be representative of the four quadrants of the city.
The Housing Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Housing and Redevelopment Commission and/or the City Council on the following:
- Establishment of, or amendment of, affordable housing program, policies and regulations
- Adoption of, or amendments to, the General Plan Housing Element, and related strategies or programs
- Review of project concept and affordability objectives of Off-site Combined Projects as defined by chapter 21.85 of the Carlsbad Municipal Code, and located outside of the Master Plan area, specific plan area, or subdivision which has the inclusionary housing requirement
- Requests for financial assistance and/or other incentives for the development of affordable housing projects
- Requests to sell or purchase affordable housing credits for transactions/purchases of 10 credits or more to satisfy inclusionary housing obligations
- Reports annually to the City Council on the status and progress of affordable housing programs
- Other special assignments, as requested by the City Council and/or Housing and Redevelopment Commission, related to the development of affordable housing
Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 2.40