Housing Authority

Tenant Member Vacancies

No vacancies at this time


The Housing Authority addresses the shortage of safe, sanitary housing for persons of low income. It was formed in 1997 by Resolution No. 97-062 under the Guidelines and Rules in Part 2 of Division 24 of the State of California Health and Safety Code.


Housing Authority meetings are held as needed in the Council Chamber, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

For information about meetings, contact the City Clerk at 661-267-5151.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Public Attendance at Meetings

As a result of the COVID-19 virus and the Safer at Home orders issued by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and the State of California, the public will not be permitted to physically attend public meetings until further notice.

Residents who wish to comment on agenda items may do so using the new eComment feature.

How to Submit Public Comments through eComments

  1. Find the meeting you wish to comment on under “Upcoming Events” located below, and click on the eComment link of your selected meeting. On mobile devices, you may need to swipe left to see the eComment link.
  2. Scroll through the agenda to find the item for which you would like to provide a comment, and select that item to input your comments.
  3. Enter your comment in the field provided. You may comment as a guest, or as yourself through your SpeakUp Palmdale account.
  4. To sign up for an account, please visit SpeakUp Palmdale, and follow the onscreen instructions.

eComments will be able to be submitted up until one hour before the meeting starts. All public comments submitted digitally will become part of the official meeting record.

The City Council is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings in order to maximize transparency and public access. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (661) 267-5151 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.


Board Members
Term Expires
Steven D. HofbauerChair
Email Steve Hofbauer
Richard Loa Vice Chair
Email Richard Loa
Juan CarrilloCommissioner
Email Juan Carillo
Laura Bettencourt, Commissioner
Email Laura Bettencourt
Austin Bishop
Email Austin Bishop

Bob BrownCommissioner

September 2021
Christina Fraga-Saenz, Commissioner

September 2021

The Housing Authority is made up of seven commissioners: five City Council members and two appointed tenant members. They serve two-year terms. The tenant members must be tenants in Housing Authority properties and at least one must be age 62 or older. The tenant members have the same equal voting rights as City Councilmembers. Housing Authority commissioners receive $100.00 compensation per meeting attended.