The Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) is excited to offer a limited amount of site-specific, Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) to all rent-controlled and market rate property owners.
What is the PBV program?
The PBV program furthers SMHA's goal of deconcentrating poverty and expanding economic and housing opportunities for low-income families in the City of Santa Monica. The program attaches a rental subsidy to a vacant home, or a home occupied by an existing qualified family, subject to SMHA payment standards and rent reasonableness.
SMHA's Current Exception Payment Standard by Bedroom Size
What is a qualified family?
HUD's Maximum Total Annual Income Limit
Number of Persons
Very Low Income
How do I apply?
If you own a rent-controlled or market rate apartment in Santa Monica and are interested in applying for the PBV program, please fill out a proposal application (click here) and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
City of Santa Monica
1685 Main St., Mail Stop #19
Santa Monica, CA 90401
What are the next steps?
If your proposal is selected, you will be notified of a housing quality inspection (HQS) date. The proposed apartment(s) will need to pass an HQS inspection. Once the apartment(s) have passed, we will refer a tenant to your vacant unit. If you have an existing in-place tenant, they will be required to fill out an application to determine eligibility for the PBV program.
Is there a deadline to submit a proposal?
There is no deadline. Proposals will be reviewed by the Housing Authority as they are received, and contracts will be awarded on an ongoing basis until SMHA’s needs are met.
For more information or to submit your application for a PBV voucher, contact Patrick Gregorian at 310-458-2220 x5798 or email@example.com.