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|The City of Santa Monica Housing Authority will accept
on-line applications for its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program wait
list for one day only, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Applicants must meet specific criteria – including employment or residence in
Santa Monica and income limits – to qualify for the aid. Please visit housinglist.smgov.net for details, or call
26th Street Preservation/Renovation Information Sheet
The Application for Project Based/Site Specific Vouchers is open. Click here to download the documents required to initiate the eligibility review process.
Please note that is opportunity is only open to residences in Santa Monica. Property owners must refer tenants to the pre-application.
2016 Santa Monica Renter Needs Survey
Santa Monica City Council wants to find ways to sustain residents living in Rent Control residences.
Click here to view the January 2016 Santa Monica Housing Authority's request for an increase in the exception payment standard
Housing Information Reference List
The following are links to reports and reference material related to the City of Santa Monica's affordable housing programs.
City of Santa Monica 2013-2021 Housing Element
City of Santa Monica 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
FY 2011-2014 Action Plan to Address Homelessness
FY 2013-2014 Proposition R Annual Report
FY 2013-2014 Proposition I Annual Report
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
HUD Community Planning & Development Cross Program Funding Matrix for Santa Monica, California
2014 Santa Monica Rent Control Board Consolidated Annual Report
February 28, 2012 City Council Report on Housing Needs Study Session
May 21, 2015 Slideshow Presentation on Community Corporation of Santa Monica
How Much do you Need to Earn to Afford a Modest Apartment in Your State? (National Low Income Housing Coalition)
Affordable Housing Finance: 5 Counties with the Biggest Affordable Housing Gap
LIFF Capital for Healthy Families & Communities: Social Impact Calculator
July 16, 2015 Housing Commission Presentation by David Martin, Director of Planning & Community Development
July 16, 2015 Housing Commission Presentation by Andy Agle, Director of Housing & Economic Development
2017 Santa Monica Housing Authority Utility Allowance Schedules
The Santa Monica
Housing Authority mailed notices to all tenants dated August 1, 2016 seeking comments regarding the new Utility Allowance Schedules that will become effective on January 1, 2017. Tenants were given 30 days to provide any written comments regarding the new Utility Allowance Schedules. The 30-day comment period has expired. Only one written comment was received. The comment raised a concern about the financial impact that the new Utility Allowance Schedules could have on a tenant. The new 2017 Utility Allowance Schedules can be viewed here or at the Santa Monica Housing Authority located at 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA, during business hours.
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.