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Affordable Housing In Santa Monica
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In Santa Monica

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Monica

Ocean Park Villas

2020 5th Street #112
Santa Monica, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Neilson Villa

3100 Neilson Way
Santa Monica, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Arroyo Apartments

1626 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lincoln Court

2807 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wilshire House

1125 3rd St
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Santa Monica New Hope Courtyard

1637 Appian Way
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Santa Monica Accessible Apartments

1525 Euclid St
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Fourth Street Senior Housing

1116 4th St
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Upward Bound Senior Villa

1011 11th St
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Santa Monica Christian Towers

1233 6th St
Santa Monica, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Santa Monica

Housing Authority Programs
Santa Monica Housing and Economic Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Monica, California

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,761 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Monica, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica features 1,118 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Santa Monica, California

There are 579 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Monica.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Monica, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Monica landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Santa Monica.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Monica, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Santa Monica, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santa Monica, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,761
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 73.03%
Average Renter Household Size 1.77
Average Household Size 1.94
Median Household Income $76,580 ±$2,993
Median Rent $1,593 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.54% ± 2.27pp
Total Population 92,169

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Monica is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 92,169. There are 46,688 households in the city with an average household size of 1.94 persons. 73.03% of households in Santa Monica are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Monica

The median gross income for households in Santa Monica is $76,580 a year, or $6,382 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Monica, a household making less than $5,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Monica.

Area Median Income In Santa Monica

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Santa Monica, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Santa Monica, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Santa Monica

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Santa Monica

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950