ALL SANTA MONICA RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS 

ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD/ADDRESS WILL BE CONSIDERED. 

Los COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides limited rental funds to eligible Santa Monica residents that can demonstrate a loss of income or increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and can demonstrate the need for rental support.  

To be eligible for the Rental Housing Assistance Program, you must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Currently reside in a rental unit in the City of Santa Monica. 
  2. NO be a POD (Preserving Our Diversity) or rental housing voucher recipient 
  3. Provide proof of loss of income or increase in expenses related to COVID-19, which makes you unable to pay rent.  
  4. Qualify as a low-income household 
Persons in Household 1 2 3 4 5 7 7 8 
Monthly gross income $5,258  $6,008  $6,758  $7,508  $8,113  $8,713  $9,313  $9,913  
Annual gross income $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950 


Online applications will be available in multiple languages via link below. P
aper applications be available to be picked up at the Thelma Terry Building at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue Santa Monica 90404. 

DEADLINE: Online and paper applications are due at noon on Friday, July 17, 2020

If you prefer a paper application, see details below:

  • Applications will be available at Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Building: 2200 Virginia Avenue Park, beginning on Tuesday July 7o at 12pm.
  • Applications can be accessible in front of the Thelma Terry Building – in a glass display case.
  • Applications can be submitted in person to City staff at Virginia Avenue Park at the Thelma Terry Building on:
    • Thursday  July 9th 11-5pm
    • Friday      July 10th 11-5pm
    • Saturday  July 11th from 9-4pm
    • Sunday    July 12th from 9-1pm
    • Thursday  July 16th from 11-8pm
    • Friday      July 17th from 9-12pm