January 6, 2022 11:20 AM
SANTA MONICA, CA – Beginning January 18, 2022, the City of Santa Monica is opening applications for a new housing opportunity for families who were displaced from Santa Monica in the 1950s and 1960s due to urban renewal projects. The new under-market housing (BMH) program for historically displaced families looks to reconcile families and/or their descendants displaced due to Civic Auditorium development in the Belmar Triangle neighborhood or I-10 in the Pico neighborhood with affordable housing units in Santa Monica.
“We created this program in the sincere hope that former Santa Monica residents will take advantage of this new opportunity for affordable housing,” said Mayor Sue Himmelrich. “If you know community members who were displaced in the 1950s and 1960s, we ask for your help in sharing empirical information so we can identify as many candidates as possible.”
The pilot program will provide priority city-funded housing and inclusive housing for up to 100 applicant families or family grandchildren (children or grandchildren) who have been displaced. Applications will be accepted from January 18 to February 22, 2022.
If more than 100 families apply within the first 30 days of the application period, a lottery will be held. Otherwise, after the first 30 days of the registration period if fewer than 100 applications are received, the registration period will be extended, families who applied within the first 30 days, and families who applied after February 22, 2022, up to 100 applicants, will be reviewed for eligibility in the order in which they applied with it.
For this inaugural period of the program, the City of Santa Monica is here to assist applicants given that documents dating back seventy years may be available in various formats.
To learn more about the pilot program and required documents, and to apply for the market housing listing below, visit https://www.santamonica.gov/process-explainers/how-to-apply-for-below-market-housing- for displaced families historically.
For questions about the program, send an email to [email protected]
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