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The City Council/Housing Authority Board of the City of Santa Monica will hold a public hearing to receive comment and adopt proposed revisions to SMHA's Administrative and Annual Plans. The Public Hearing is scheduled for April 27 at 5:30 p.m. via teleconference. You can find the agenda for the meeting here.


February 21, 2021 - Santa Monica Awarded Over $5 Million for Affordable Housing Production (Santa Monica Mirror Article)

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has announced two awards to the City of Santa Monica for future affordable housing production. Read the full article here.


February 2, 2021 - Support Available to Additional Low-Income Seniors Santa Monica Program (Santa Monica Mirror Article)

Read the media alert here


January 28, 2021 - Las Flores Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Santa Monica (Urbanize Article)

Plans call for 73 residential units. Read the full article here


January 5, 2021 - $23M Senior Affordable Housing Project Rises in Santa Monica (Urbanize Article)

Eight months after breaking ground in Santa Monica, construction has progressed to the second floor above ground at the site of Magnolia Villas, a new senior affordable housing development from EAH Housing. Read the full article here.


November 11, 2020 - 2021 Utility Allowances

Effective February 1, 2021, 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 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 November 18, 2020 to all existing HCV participants in Santa Monica. The 30-day comment period regarding the new 2021 Utility Schedule will expire on December 18, 2020. Comments can be emailed to

Existing HCV participants will need to contact their Housing Specialist to see how the new 2021 schedule will specifically impact them.

View the 2021 Utility Allowances.

A partir del 1 de febrero 2021, se establecerán nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los gastos de servicios públicos durante los examines anuales, las admisiones nuevas y las mudanzas de vivienda.

Los cálculos pueden ser vistos en el enlace de abajo. A todos los participantes del programa de la Sección 8 (HCV) se le envió un aviso por correo sobre los nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los servicios públicos antes del 18 de noviembre de 2020. El periodo de comentarios de 30 días terminará el 18 de diciembre de 2020 con respecto a los nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los servicios del año 2021. Puede enviarnos sus comentarios por correo electrónico a

Los participantes del programa de la Sección 8 pueden comunicarse con su especialista de vivienda para averiguar si los nuevos cálculos del año 2021 afectarán sus casos individuales.

Vea los cálculos de subsidio para los servicios del año 2021.

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


August 17, 2020 - LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recently approved $100 Million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to provide rental assistance on behalf of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A lottery of eligible applicants will be run at the end of the application process. A tenant must complete an online application at will be accepted from Monday, August 17 through Monday, August 31. 

La Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Los Ángeles aprobó recientemente $100 millones en Fondos de Ayuda para el Coronavirus de la Ley CARES para brindar asistencia para la renta para inquilinos afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19. Se realizará una lotería de solicitantes elegibles al final del proceso de solicitud. Un inquilino debe completar una solicitud por internet en Se aceptarán solicitudes desde el lunes 17 de agosto hasta el lunes 31 de agosto.


July 2, 2020 - New Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Applications open July 7 - July 17, 2020 for a three-month rental assistance program for households impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.


May 1, 2020 - Waitlists are open

The City of Santa Monica's Housing Division opened its Section 8 and Below Market Housing (BMH) waitlists on May 1, 2020. The lists will remain open for the foreseeable future. Apply to one or both of the programs here:


August 1, 2019 - Memorandums

Memorandum re: Proposed FY 2019-20 Annual Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Development Cost

Memorandum re: Proposed FY 2019-20 Annual Automatic Adjustment for the Affordable Housing Unit Base Fee


July 31, 2018 - Public Records Act Requests Policy

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

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