Housing Commission


Name Email
Term expires
Lauren Bigelow
Email Lauren Bigelow n/a
April 30, 2023
Karen Grove - Chair
Email Karen Grove
n/a April 30, 2022
Vacant Email n/a April 30, 2025
Heather Leitch
Email Heather Leitch
April 30, 2025
Nevada Merriman
Email Nevada Merriman n/a April 30, 2025
Chelsea Nguyen
Email Chelsea Nguyen
April 30, 2025
John Pimentel
Email John Pimentel
650-269-8933 April 30, 2024


Roles and responsibilities

The Housing Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on housing matters including housing supply and housing related problems.

Commission priorities

  • Community attitudes about housing (range, distribution, racial, social-economic problems)
  • Programs for evaluating, maintaining, and upgrading the distribution and quality of housing stock in the City
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating City programs under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
  • Members serve with staff on a loan review committee for housing rehabilitation programs and a first time homebuyer loan program
  • Review and recommend to the City Council regarding the Below Market Rate (BMR) program
  • Initiate, review and recommend on housing policies and programs for the City
  • Review and recommend on housing related impacts for environmental impact reports
  • Review and recommend on State and regional housing issues
  • Review and recommend on the Housing Element of the General Plan
  • The five most senior members of the Housing Commission also serve as the members of the Relocation Appeals Board (City Resolution 4290, adopted June 25, 1991)

Staff liaison

Mike Noce

Acting Housing Manager


Meetings and recordings

Housing Commission meetings are generally held on the 1st Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

View meeting videos

City Council liaison