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Santa Monica Housing Division

The City of Santa Monica Housing Division’s mission is to create new housing opportunities, preserve existing affordable housing, and help residents keep their housing in Santa Monica.

PROGRAMS:

SECTION 8 (HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER) PROGRAM: The Santa Monica Housing Division’s Section 8 waitlist is open. Learn more and apply.

BELOW MARKET HOUSING (BMH) PROGRAM: The BMH program offers apartments for less-than-market-rate rent to households that earn very low to moderate income.

PRESERVING OUR DIVERSITY (POD) PROGRAM: The POD program offers monthly cash assistance for seniors living in rent-controlled apartments in Santa Monica who earn extremely low income.

NEW LEASING REQUIREMENTS: Beginning October 9, 2020, one-year leases are required in Santa Monica along with other new rules. Visit City Planning to learn more.

RESOURCES:

AT-RISK OF LOSING YOUR HOUSING OR HOMELESS

SENIORS

PROPERTY OWNERS

NEWS + NOTICES

ADDITIONAL HOUSING RESOURCES

ABOUT THE HOUSING DIVISION:

HOUSING TRUST FUNDSInformation about loans to nonprofit developers to create affordable housing.

HOUSING COMMISSION

POLICY + REPORTS

CONTACT

The City of Santa Monica Housing Division office is CLOSED due to COVID-19. Staff is working remotely and available via email. If you are a tenant in one of our voucher programs and have an urgent question or need, please email your housing specialist. All other inquiries can be directed to smhousing@smgov.net.

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