The Housing 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 members 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.


The Housing Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Community Development Commission and/or the City Council on the following:

  • Establishment 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 Carlsbad Municipal Code Chapter 21.85 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 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

Jan. 2023- June 2024 Work Plan

Past materials Past meetings



Agendas and supporting materials for the next meeting and meetings over the last three months are linked below. Materials for meetings taking place before that are available on our online public records portal.

How to participate

Comment in person

If you would like to provide comments to the Housing Commission, please:

  • Fill out a speaker request form, located in the foyer.
  • Submit the form to the Clerk before the item begins.
  • When it’s your turn, the Clerk will call your name and invite you to the podium.
  • Speakers have three minutes, unless the presiding officer changes that time.
  • You may not give your time to another person, but groups can select a single speaker as long as three other members of your group are present. Group representatives have 10 minutes unless that time is changed by the presiding officer.

Comment in writing

  • If you wish to provide written comments as part of the record, email your comments to Please indicate the agenda item number in your email subject line.
  • Emails received by 2 p.m. the day prior to the meeting will be provided to the Housing Commission prior to the start of the meeting.
  • Other comments will be included with the meeting record. Emailed comments will not be read out loud during the meeting.


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