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Housing Commission


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 Agency -- 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.

Meetings Times & Locations

Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of every month on Zoom at 4 p.m. Watch meetings livestream.

Per State of California Executive Order N-29-20 and in the interest of public health and safety, we are temporarily taking actions to prevent and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by holding Housing Commission meetings electronically or by teleconferencing.

The Housing Commission meeting will be accessible electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the commission.  Watch the Housing Commission live via livestream or watch past meetings here.

You can participate in the meeting by emailing your comments to the Housing Commission at housing@carlsbadca.gov prior to commencement of the agenda item.  Your comments will be transmitted to the Housing Commission at the start of the agenda item.  If you desire to have your comment read into the record at the Housing Commission meeting, please indicate so in the first line of your email and limit your email to 500 words or less.  These procedures shall remain in place during the period in which state or local health officials have imposed or recommended social distancing measures. 


Date/Time                    Meeting  

January 17, 2020 Special Housing Commission Agenda
February 13, 2020 Housing Commission Full Packet
March 12, 2020 Housing Commission CANCELLED
April 9, 2020                          Housing Commission CANCELLED
May 14, 2020 Housing Commission CANCELLED
June 11, 2020 Housing Commission CANCELLED
July 9, 2020 Housing Commission  CANCELLED
August 13, 2020 Housing Commission Full Packet, Comments sent from residents
September 10, 2020 Housing Commission CANCELLED
(The items scheduled for the September 10, 2020, meeting will be presented at the October 8, 2020 meeting.)
October 8, 2020 Housing Commission Full Packet with PowerPoint presentation
November 12, 2020 Housing Commission CANCELLED
November 19, 2020 Special Joint Meeting with HEAC
December 3, 2020 Special Housing Commission packet
December 10, 2020 Housing Commission packet - Video of Housing Commission


January 14, 2021 Housing Commission packet
Homeless Response Presentation
February 11, 2021 Housing Commission CANCELLED
March 4, 2021 Special Housing Commission 6 p.m. packet, Also, visit the Housing Plan website
March 11, 2021 Housing Commission CANCELLED
April 8, 2021 Housing Commission CANCELLED
May 13, 2021 Housing Commission CANCELLED
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021
December 9, 2021


The Housing Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Community Development 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
  • Establishment of, or amendment of programs and services that aim to prevent, reduce and manage homelessness in Carlsbad
  • Other special assignments, as requested by the City Council and/or Community Development Commission, related to the development of affordable housing
Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 2.40

Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee (Rental) Recommendations and Reports

Contact Us

Housing & Neighborhood Services
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Staff contact:  David de Cordova