Housing and Economic Development 
1901 Main Street, Suite C
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Waiting List Resources and FAQ

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
City of Santa Monica Housing Authority
Applications for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The City of Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) will be accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 8am-8pm (Pacific Standard Time). Applications (in English and Spanish) are accessible online via computer, tablet, or smartphone through a secure website at housinglist.smgov.net. If you are currently on the SMHA wait list, you will need to reapply as the existing wait list will be eliminated. Application assistance will be available on Tuesday, January 31st at the following locations: Santa Monica Pico Branch Library, Annex Community Meeting Facility, 2201 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 8:30am-5pm, and Teen Center at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 8am-8pm. For persons who require reasonable accommodation or language assistance, please call (310) 458-2232. Local social service providers will be available to assist seniors, homeless and persons with disabilities at the following locations: Westside Center for Independent Living (By appointment only; persons with disabilities only); The People Concern (TPC – formerly known as OPCC, 8am-1pm, TPC clients only); St. Joseph Center (SJC, 8am-5pm, SJC clients only); Step Up on Second (SUoS, 8:30am-5pm, SUoS clients only); Chrysalis (8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Chrysalis clients only). For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding our waitlist, please visit our website at: housinglist.smgov.net.

The City of Santa Monica Housing Division does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

Applicants may check their application status online at www.waitlistcheck.com.
For more information, please visit: www.smgov.net/housingwaitlistfaq 
SANTA MONICA HOUSING DIVISION WAITLIST 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Table of Contents

1.How can I check the status of my application?
2.When I check my status at www.waitlistcheck.com, it shows my status as active. What does that mean?
3.How do I inform the Santa Monica Housing Division of a change of address after submitting my application?
4.How long will it take before I receive housing assistance?



1. How can I check the status of my application?
You may check the status of your application by logging onto www.waitlistcheck.com and inputting your social security number and your year of birth. Please note that confirmation of receipt of your application to SMHA does not mean you are automatically eligible for assistance. You may also check the status of your application by using the Internet Voice Response phone system by dialing 1-800-376-5058. Be prepared to enter your year of birth and social security number.

2. When I check my status at www.waitlistcheck.com, it shows my status as active/inactive. What does that mean?
Active/Inactive status means that you are currently ON the Santa Monica Housing Authority's wait list. When your name reaches the top of the wait list, you will receive correspondence from SMHA at your address on record. Please make certain to notify SMHA of any income, family composition or address changes.

3. How do I inform the Santa Monica Housing Division of a change of address after submitting my application?
You may notify the Santa Monica Housing Division of any changes to your address or eligibility status by submitting the information in writing to: Santa Monica Housing Division, 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90405

4. How long will it take before I receive housing assistance?
Unfortunately we are unable to determine the length of time you will have to wait before your name reaches the top of the list. Names are taken from the waiting list as those currently being assisted leave the program and new funds become available. New funds are not received on a regular basis and we do not know when funding will be available.

 

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