The City of Santa Monica Housing Division’s mission is to create new housing opportunities, preserve existing affordable housing, and help residents keep their housing in Santa Monica. The Below Market Housing program offers housing opportunities for Santa Monica residents and workers for a range of family sizes and incomes.
Applicants must meet two main conditions:
1) Your total household income, before taxes, must not exceed the amounts listed below:
Some households with income above the limits for the Section 8 program may be eligible for the BMH program.
2) The head of your household must:
You will need:*
*If you qualify as being “displaced” please complete this application AND e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When an owner of an affordable housing property has a vacancy, they request applicants from our BMH waitlist. We then pull applications from the top of the waitlist based on priority. If you qualify, we send your information to the property owner and the property owner will contact you directly.