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Santa Monica Housing and Economic Development

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To view the presentation on the Ellis Act Withdrawal Study click here.


The City of Santa Monica are accepting applications for MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. Click below for further information.

La Ciudad de Santa Monica esta aceptando solicitudes de FAMILIAS DE INGRESO MODERADO. Haga clic a continuacion para obtener mas informacion.



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Effective January 1, 2018, a new Utility Schedule will be applied to rent and subsidy calculations at annual reexaminations, new admissions and unit transfers. The Schedule may be viewed at the Santa Monica Housing Authority located at: 1901 Maint Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA, during business hours or by clicking the link below. A notice informing Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants in Santa Monica about the new Utility Schedule was mailed out prior to July 1, 2017 to all existing HCV participants in Santa Monica. The 30 day comment period regarding the new 2018 Utility Schedule expired on July 30, 2017.


One comment was received inquiring about the individual impact that the new 2018 Utility Schedule would have on HCV participants in Santa Monica. Existing HCV participants will need to contact their Housing Specialist to see how the new 2018 schedule will specifically impact them.

A partir del 1 de enero 2018, se estableceran nuevos calculus de subsidio para los gastos de servicios publicos durante los examines anuales, las admisiones nuevas y los traslados de vivienda. Los calculus pueden ser vistos en la oficina de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Santa Monica, 1901 Main Street, Suite A, Santa Monica 90405 durante las horas de trabajo o haga clic en el enlace de abajo. Se envio por correo un aviso informando a los participantes en Santa Monica sobre el nuevo programa de servicios publicos antes de 1 de julio de 2017 a todos los participantes del HCV. El periodo de comentarios de 30 dias con respecto al nuevo Calendario de Utilidades 2018 expiro el 30 de julio de 2017.

Calendario de Utilidades 2018

Se recibio un comentario sobre el impacto individual que el nuevo Calendario de Utilidades 2018 habria tenido en los participantes del HCV en Santa Monica. Los participantes existentes del HCV necesitaran ponerse en contacto con su especialista en vivienda para ver como el nuevo horario de 2018 los impactara especificamente.

If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability or for language assistance please contact the Santa Monica Housing Authority at (310) 458-8743.


26th Street Preservation/Renovation Information Sheet 


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 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Development, Financing and Monitoring of Affordable Housing (Prop R & I)

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.




Our Mission

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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.

Publicly Assisted Housing Map

This MAP illustrates the affordable housing developments in Santa Monica created through investment of federal, state and local affordable housing funds.


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