SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica will be accepting applications for moderate-income households to be considered for deed-restricted apartments created through the Affordable Housing Production Program (AHPP), according to a press release from Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer for Santa Monica on Tuesday, August 8.
The wait list application period will begin at 8 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, August 10 and close when the city has received enough applications to meet referral requirements. Applications in English and Spanish will be accessible online through www.smgov.net/livelocal, which will work on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- Currently live in Santa Monica;
- Work in Santa Monica at least 36 hours per week;
- Participate in an approved job training program in Santa Monica; or
- Be persons who were immediately previously in the Santa Monica workforce but are now receiving unemployment, worker’s compensation, vocational rehabilitation benefits, disability benefits, or retirement benefits from Santa Monica.
To qualify for the program, household gross income must be within the following ranges, based on household size:
- One-person household: $37,410 – $75,700;
- Two-person household: $42,780 – $86,500;
- Three-person household: $48,120 – $97,300;
- Four-person household: $48,120 – $108,100;
- Five-person household: $53,460 – $116,900
For additional information, please visit www.smgov.net/livelocal.
In 1990, the residents of Santa Monica passed Proposition R, mandating that at least 30 percent of new housing must be affordable, according to the AHPP application page. Under the AHPP, all new multi-family housing developments in the city must contribute to the production of affordable housing, by building affordable apartments on site or off site; paying an affordable housing fee; or purchasing and contributing land for affordable housing.
According to the AHPP website, the wait list will be sorted so that first priority goes to households who are displaced from their homes due to a natural disaster, a government-ordered eviction, demolition of the building, owner or relative occupancy of apartment, or eviction due to the Ellis Act or a mobile home closure. Second priority will be given to other households who live or work at least 36 hours weekly in Santa Monica, or meet one of the listed requirements.
The city of Santa Monica does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.