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The housing side of the City of Santa Monica's Housing and Human Services Division creates new housing opportunities through inclusionary zoning – requiring that a percentage of all new development within the City be affordable – and by loaning money from the Housing Trust Fund to nonprofit developers to build and rehab affordable housing.

The Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) is an entity within the Housing and Human Services Division that administers rental assistance programs for approximately 1,400 very low- and low-income households, using federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For housing-related inquiries, email is the best way to contact us: You can also leave us a message at 310-458-8740.

To apply to Santa Monica's Section 8 and Below Market Housing (BMH) waitlists, visit The housing office cannot give out waitlist positions or estimate wait times for its programs. To check your waitlist status for the Section 8 program, visit To check your status for the BMH program, visit, log into your account, and go to Step 3.

If you are a Santa Monica Housing Authority tenant and do not have the contact information for your housing specialist, please email or leave a message at 310-458-8740.

If you are submitting documentation to the Housing Authority or the POD program, please mail it to:

Housing and Human Services Division
1685 Main Street MS 19
Santa Monica, California 90401

If you would like to deliver the documents in person, please email or leave a message at 310-458-8740 to request an appointment.

For all other housing-related inquiries, please email or leave a message at 310-458-8740.

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