Santa Monica Housing Division - Policy and Reports
Current Santa Monica Housing Division Policies:
COVID-19 Supplements to Administrative Plan for Housing Choice Voucher, Continuum of Care (CoC), and HOME Programs
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. The supplements to the Administrative Plan may be viewed here:
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. Updates to the Plan were made to Chapters 4 and 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per the Administrative Plan waiver, Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.54 (a). These updates to the Plan will not become permanent until they are reviewed and approved by City Council.
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 is a cash-based assistance program for long-term senior Santa Monica residents. This manual details the program policies and procedures.
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.
The 5-Year and Annual Plan provide 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.
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.
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.
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.
Assessment of Fair Housing (Approved by Council April 28, 2020)
The Assessment of Fair Housing, or "AFH," 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 AFH.
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.
This report includes information and data regarding: 1) status of the Housing Element’s quantified objectives for the 2013-2021 period; 2) multifamily housing production for Fiscal Year 2018-19 as required by Proposition R; 3) implementation of the Housing Trust Fund Plan; and affordable housing financing commitments for Fiscal Year 2018-19 as required by Proposition I.
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.