Santa Monica Housing Division - Policy and Reports



The Santa Monica Housing Authority Draft 5-Year Plan and Draft Annual Plan are available for public comment until March 31, 2020. You can view the Draft 5-Year Plan here and the Draft Annual Plan herePlease send your written comments to 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica CA 90405, ATTN: 5-Year and Annual Plan, by March 31, 2020. You may also email comments to

The City of Santa Monica Assessment of Fair Housing Plan is available for public comment until March 6, 2020. You can view it hereEl resumen ejecutivo está disponible en español aquíPlease send your written comments to 1901 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite A, Santa Monica CA 90405, ATTN: Assessment of Fair Housing, by March 6, 2020. You may also email comments to

Current Santa Monica Housing Division Policies:

Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) Administrative Plan (approved by Council 12/10/2019 and submitted to HUD 1/9/2020):

The Administrative Plan details the rules and regulations that govern SMHA's operations. The parameters for these policies are established by Federal laws and regulations. Issues that are not addressed in this document may be governed by Federal, State, and local regulations and HUD Notices, Memos, and guidelines. 

2018 Project-Based Voucher Waitlist Procedures (supplemental):

This document is a supplement to the above Administrative Plan that details updated procedures for the Project-Based Voucher waitlists.

Affordable Housing Production Program (AHPP) Administrative Guidelines:

AHPP (also known as the Inclusionary Housing Program) was created when residents of Santa Monica passed Proposition R, mandating that 30% of newly constructed multifamily housing be affordable to low- and moderate-income households. These guidelines detail the rules and regulations that govern the program.

Preserving Our Diversity (POD) Policies and Procedures Manual:

Preserving Our Diversity is a cash-based assistance program for long-term senior Santa Monica residents. This manual details the program policies and procedures.

SMHA Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act:

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) must be in compliance with VAWA. This notice explains an individual's rights under VAWA. 

2019 Santa Monica Housing Authority Annual Plan

The Annual Plan provides a ready source for interested parties to locate basic SMHA policies, rules, and requirements concerning SMHA’s operations, programs, and services, and informs HUD, families served by SMHA, and members of the public of SMHA’s mission, goals, and objectives for serving the needs of low- income, very low-income, and extremely low-income families.

Limited English Proficiency Program:

This document detail's SMHA's Language Assistance Plan, created to ensure that SMHA's programs and resources are accessible to persons with limited English proficiency. 

City of Santa Monica 2013-2021 Housing Element

The Housing Element provides an analysis of the community's housing needs for all income levels, and strategies to respond to provide for those housing needs.

City of Santa Monica 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan outlines housing, community and economic development needs, priorities, strategies, and projects that will be undertaken by the City of Santa Monica with the funds that the City receives from HUD.



Proposition R Annual Report: FY 2017-2018 Report (PDF)

These are the annual reports concerning the implementation of the City’s Affordable Housing Production Program, Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.56 et seq., and the production of affordable housing in the City during a given fiscal year reporting period.

Proposition I Annual Reports: FY 2017-2018 Report (PDF)

These are the annual reports required by Article XXI of the City Charter regarding “low rent housing projects” that are subject to Article XXXIV of the State Constitution and that have received City planning approval or funding commitments during a given fiscal year reporting period.

Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan

The Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan is a marketing strategy designed to attract renters and buyers of all majority and minority groups, regardless of sex, handicap and familial status, to assisted rental units and sales of dwellings that are being marketed. This marketing plan and procedure is a guide to assist the City of Santa Monica Housing Division and its recipients and subrecipients receiving federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds. It summarizes affirmative fair housing marketing plans and affirmative fair housing marketing procedures as required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice:

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or "AI" for short, is a component of the fair housing requirement of the Consolidated Plan and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Regulations. As part of the Consolidated Plan, federal grantees such as Santa Monica must submit a certification which requires them to undertake Fair Housing Planning through completion of the AI. The AI reviews both public and private sector regulations, conditions or other possible obstacles that may impact access to fair housing choice. Based on this assessment, the AI establishes an action plan to address identified fair housing impediments.

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