Housing Trust Funds

Along with rent control, inclusionary zoning, and the programs of the Housing Authority, allocation of resources from the Housing Trust Fund is one of the key drivers of preserving housing affordability levels in Santa Monica.

These funds come primarily from redevelopment loan repayments and the stream of ongoing revenue provided by the voter-approved sales tax, Measures GS/GSH.

View the current Housing Trust Fund Plan (effective through 2021). View the current Housing Trust Fund Guidelines (approved by Council in July 2017).

Pursuant to the adopted Housing Trust Fund Guidelines, the following items shall be posted within one week of becoming public:

  • the current Housing Trust Fund Guidelines; 
  • all documents generated and made public by the City Manager, the Housing Division, the Housing Commission, and the City Council pursuant to the affordable housing planning and reporting process; 
  • written explanation of the City's decisions to approve or deny loan applications; 
  • all loan commitment letters issued; 
  • all notices of the required public meeting following a loan commitment; and all annual reports provided by the Housing Trust Fund recipients. Staff shall ensure that the annual reports posted publicly shall redact any confidential or personal information. 

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City's Decision on Loan Applications

Loan Commitment Letters Issued

Effective Date of Commitment Letter

Notice of Public Meetings

Notice of Community Meetings

419 and 1616 Ocean Ave

419 and 1616 Ocean Ave

October 10, 2017

November 6, 2017

(not applicable; rehabilitation only)

1820 and 1826 14th St

1820 and 1826 14th St


1820 and 1826 14th St

(Construction/Permanent Loan)

November 9, 2017


June 27, 2018

December 4, 2017

January 11, 2018

January 18, 2018

1342 Berkeley St

1342 Berkeley St

November 20, 2017

December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017

January 16, 2018

 1445-1453 10th St

1445-1453 10th St August 15, 2018 September 5, 2018

September 5, 2018

November 14, 2018

2621, 2622, 2627 26th St

2621, 2622, 2627 26th St September 25, 2018 Not applicable; loan increase only

Not applicable; loan increase only

2120 Lincoln Blvd

2120 Lincoln Blvd October 30, 2018 November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

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