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Posted 9/27/2018

The Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) has submitted its annual Section 8 Management Assessment Program Certification (SEMAP), pending HUD approval. 

SMHA has also completed its Annual Performance Reviews (APRs) for the Continuum of Care (CoC) program.

View the APR for the CoC SIP grant.

View the APR for the CoC COLA grant.


2019 Utility Allowances

Posted 9/4/2018

Effective January 1, 2019, 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 Main 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 August 1, 2018 to all existing HCV participants in Santa Monica. The 30-day comment period regarding the new 2019 Utility Schedule expired on August 30, 2018.

No comments were received. Existing HCV participants will need to contact their Housing Specialist to see how the new 2019 schedule will specifically impact them.

View the 2019 Utility Allowances.

A partir del 1 de enero 2019, se establecerán nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los gastos de servicios públicos durante los examines anuales, las admisiones nuevas y los traslados de vivienda. 

Los cálculos pueden ser vistos en la oficina de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Santa Mónica,

1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90405 

durante las horas de trabajo o haga clic en el enlace de abajo. Se envió por correo un aviso informando a los participantes en Santa Mónica sobre el nuevo programa de servicios públicos antes de 1 de agosto de 2018 a todos los participantes del programa de la Sección 8 (HCV). El periodo de comentarios de 30 días con respecto a los nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los servicios en el 2019 se terminó el 30 de agosto de 2018.

Todo los comentarios escritos deben ser enviados a: 

No se recibieron comentarios.  Los participantes existentes del HCV necesitaran ponerse en

contacto con su especialista de vivienda para averiguar si los nuevos cálculos del 2019 les afectará específicamente.

Ver los cálculos de subsidio para los servicios en el 2019.

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


Memorandum re: Proposed FY 2018-19 Annual Automatic Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee

Memorandum re: Proposed FY 2018-19 Annual Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost

Posted 8/2/2018


Public Records Act Requests Policy

Posted 7/31/2018

Due to limited staff resources, we dedicate one staff person to accommodate all public information act requests for one hour each week.

View our presentation on the Ellis Act Withdrawal Study.



The City of Santa Monica is 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.



Click here for FAQ


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


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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