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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 21, 2020 - Administrative Plan updates and supplements

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, supplements were added to the Administrative Plan by the Santa Monica Housing Division to reflect waived and alternative statutory and regulatory requirements for Public Housing Agencies, published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additionally, Chapters 4 and 20 of the Santa Monica Housing Authority Administrative Plan were temporarily updated; changes will become permanent pending City Council approval. You can view the supplements and updated Plan on the Policy + Reports page.

May 6, 2020 - 302(c)(4) Plan available for public comment

The City has prepared a 302(c)(4) Plan outlining its planned expenditures of Permanent Local Housing Allocation funding. Members of the public are welcome to review the Plan and may submit comments by email to smhousing@smgov.net with the subject line “PLHA Plan” prior to May 25, 2020. View the Plan here 

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: https://www.santamonica.gov/housing-apply

August 1, 2019

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

August 1, 2019 - 2020 Utility Allowances

Effective January 1, 2020, 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, 2019 to all existing HCV participants in Santa Monica. The 30 day comment period regarding the new 2020 Utility Schedule expires on August 31, 2019.

All written comments must be submitted to: Santa Monica Housing Authority, c/o Utility Allowance, 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

View the 2020 Utility Allowances.

Cálculos de subsidio para los servicios en el 2020

A partir del 1 de enero 2020, se establecerán nuevos cálculos de subsidio para los gastos de servicios públicos durante los exámenes anuales, las admisiones nuevas y los traslados de vivienda. Estos nuevos cálculos de subsidio pueden afectar su porción de la renta en el 2020.

Los cálculos propuestos pueden ser vistos en la oficina de la Autoridad de Vivienda de Santa Mónica, 1901 Main Street, Suite A, Santa Mónica, CA 90405 durante las horas de trabajo o en la página de internet: www.smgov.net/housing.

Si tiene algún comentario sobre los cálculos de subsidio propuestos, favor de presentar comentarios por escrito entre treinta (30) días a partir de la fecha de este aviso.  Todos los comentarios escritos deben ser enviados a: Santa Monica Housing Authority, c/o Utility Allowance, 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Ver los cálculos de subsidio para los servicios en el 2020.

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

September 4, 2018 - 2019 Utility Allowances

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.


August 2, 2018

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


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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