Our Mission, News, Notices
Proposed Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee
On September 23, 2014, the Santa Monica City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed adoption of two ordinances, one which would establish an Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee. An explanation of the methodology to establish the fee is set forth in a study prepared for the City by Rosenow Spevacek Group, Inc. A copy of the study is available here.
Proposed FY 2014-15 Annual Automatic Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee
Information on the annual adjustment calculation methodology to establish the Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee is available here.
Proposed FY 2014-15 Annual Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost
Information on the annual adjustment to the Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost is available here.
The Nifty 50: California Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications in Housing
The Consumer Protection Unit of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has launched a new website for tenants with disabilities and their landlords. The website will compile 50 real-life stories of accommodations and modifications that can be made to improve access and enjoyment of housing for tenants with disabilities. You can view this resource at www.reasonableaccommodations.org
The Housing Division is dedicated to preserving
existing affordable housing in Santa Monica and creating new housing
opportunities for residents with low and moderate incomes. Pressures on the
existing housing stock in Santa Monica from market forces and changes to
state and federal laws will impact affordable housing opportunities for low
and moderate income persons and families. The Housing Division works with
private affordable housing developers and multifamily property owners to
ensure that economic diversity, a hallmark of Santa Monica, continues to
flourish and that longtime residents can remain in their households.
This MAP illustrates
the affordable housing developments in Santa Monica created through
investment of federal, state and local affordable housing funds.