If you are a senior, age 65 or older, who earns extremely low income and has lived in a Santa Monica rent-controlled apartment since before January 1, 2000, you may be eligible for our POD program, which provides monthly cash assistance.
Section 8 Project-Based Senior Waitlist
In addition to the main Section 8 waitlist, there is a waitlist specifically for seniors, for three affordable senior buildings in Santa Monica: Santa Monica Christian Towers, Westminster Towers, and Nielson Villas. To apply, go to the apply page and follow the instructions for applying to the Section 8 program. Once you have created and confirmed your account, you will have the option to choose which waitlist(s) you want to apply to. We suggest applying for both the Santa Monica Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) and the Senior Buildings list.
Below Market Housing Waitlist
The City of Santa Monica’s Below Market Housing (BMH) waitlist includes buildings, such as Magnolia Villas and Greenway Meadows, that are seniors-only (62+). There are also apartments designated for households needing accessibility features. Learn more about the program and apply to the waitlist here.
Other Resources for Seniors
Wise & Healthy Aging advances the dignity and quality of life of older adults through leadership, advocacy and high quality, innovative services.
1527 4th St., 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Affordable Living for the Aging (ALA) offers many resources, including a shared housing program in which they connect senior homeowners with a senior housemate based on interests.
Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center offers a list of resources for seniors in L.A. County.
Privately-Owned Affordable Senior Housing
For information about availability, waiting lists, and how to apply, please contact each organization directly.
Adda and Paul Safran Senior Housing in Venice
151 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291
Barnard Park Villas
3356 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Fourth Street Senior Citizen Housing
(310) 477-1476 (Hotline) or (310) 475-6083
1116 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
1441 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
2807 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
3100 Neilson Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
1458 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Santa Monica Christian Towers
1233 6th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Silvercrest Senior Living
They have amenities on-site for tenants, including a dining room that serves two meals a day (included with the rent). In order to be considered for a vacancy, you have to call every day.
1530 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1112 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
1125 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401