City of Santa Monica 100 HOMES Initiative

September 21, 2021 5:18 PM
by Jen Kim

Photo courtesy of County of Los Angeles

LA County has been facing a housing and homelessness crisis unlike anything seen before. Among other factors, the high cost of housing has caused thousands of households to be rent-burdened and far too many more to fall into homelessness. The need for shelter and housing far outstrips capacity across the county, and the lack of affordable housing means people get stuck in the shelter system or wait for years to get off the streets. We see the effects of this every day in Santa Monica.

Thanks to new federal rental voucher resources, the City is launching 100 HOMES, a new Initiative to help 100 people experiencing homelessness in Santa Monica move into permanent homes. Eligible individuals currently staying in shelters in Santa Monica will have a pathway to a permanent home. As more people move into permanent housing, individuals who are currently living outside and have been identified as needing shelter can take those spots. We ask that all of us who live and work in Santa Monica participate in this effort to help house our most vulnerable neighbors and make our City safe, equitable, and accessible for all.


Photo courtesy of County of Los Angeles


Photo courtesy of County of Los Angeles

Below is a list of ways you can get involved. We are forming teams to help with:

Join this effort to help house 100 people experiencing homelessness in Santa Monica!

Please complete this short survey to indicate how would like to get involved.

For additional questions, contact humanservices@smgov.net.

Authored By

Jen Kim
Housing and Human Services

Categories

Housing, Priorities And Policies