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

Our Mission, News, Notices

Award of Project Based Housing Choice Vouchers

The Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) is pleased to announce the selection of the following 11 owners for the award of Project Based Housing Choice Vouchers; Mr. Dorian King; Via Montana, LP; Santa Monica Ocean Park Partners; Mr. Robert Elbinger; 1320 Pico Boulevard, LLC; Tibor Weinberger; M. Houng Jay Yang; Apartment 425, LLC; Michael & Carol Dituri; Mr. Robert Heldman, and Mr. Jose Corral. SMHA wishes to thank the owner for their participation in the program and for being a part of the solution to address affordable housing needs.

The award of the vouchers further the SMHA's goal of de-concentrating poverty and expanding economic and housing opportunities for low-income families in the City of Santa Monica, California. The SMHA will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis from owners interested in Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers for apartments located in the City of Santa Monica. Information and the application is available to download from the City of Santa Monica Housing Authority's website or by contacting Patrick Gregorian at 310-452-2220 x5798 or patrick.gregorian@smgov.net . SMHA will continue accepting applications until further notice. SMHA is an equal employment and housing opportunity agency.


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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