Housing Programs

The Housing Programs office develops and administers a variety of housing programs and policies that seek to: enhance available housing opportunities and fulfill the community service needs of low, moderate, and workforce-income households, and other special-needs populations including disabled persons, senior citizens, and persons at risk of homelessness. Please refer to Plans and Reports for more information.

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Latest Housing News

CDBG FY 2021-22 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment
Due to the increased interest in the Housing Rehabilitation Program, the City will be amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan in order to add an additional activity to serve the residents of Monterey. The Proposed Program/Activity and Allocation is to provide a Major Home Rehabilitation Loan Program with a budget of $100,000.00. This program provides low-interest loans to eligible low-income homeowners for major rehabilitation or modernization of their home. Major repairs include new foundations, bringing the home up to current Uniform Building Code and repairing or replacing major systems to meet health and safety requirements. All work to be done will also include a lead-based paint inspection

HUD requires that entitlement communities provide the public with a 30-day comment period to provide residents and other interested parties an opportunity to provide input on the proposed Amendment. Public commenting will run from December 15, 2021 to January 14, 2021.
Proposed 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment

The Substantial Amendment will be presented to City Council for review and approval on Tuesday, January 18th.

Any questions about the Substantial Amendment should be directed to Grant Leonard at (831) 646-3995 or email: housing@monterey.org

Home Match is hosting a pop-up clinic the second Tuesday of each month at Scholze Park Center:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Renter-Assistance-ReopensApr21In collaboration with the County of Monterey, United Way Monterey County is providing financial assistance to eligible tenants who are experiencing unemployment and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can apply for this program through United Way by calling 2-1-1 or apply online at MCRentHelp.com You will need to apply for this program even if you have participated in other rental assistance programs. Once you apply, you will be referred to an agency that assists applicants in the City you reside in. These agencies will work with you directly to collect the required documentation and pay your landlords directly. Please note that if you live outside of the City of Monterey you will be referred to another agency.

With this program, applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance. This 12 month period can cover a combination of back rent (through March 2021) and a maximum of 3 months of future rent. The program will pay up to 80% of back due rent and 25% of future rent.

For questions, please email housing@monterey.org or call 831-646-3995.


ECHO-logoFair Housing and Tenant-Landlord Counseling Services
Emily Garnica, Housing Counselor
(831) 566-0824


EqualHousingOpportuntyThe City of Monterey's Housing Office does business in accordance with federal fair housing laws (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status.


Homeowner Assistance Resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Urban Development (HUD) - Email or contact HUD for any Fair Housing Act violation complaints at (800) 669-9777 and for the hearing impaired, please call TTY (800) 927-9275. Fair Housing Act (available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese)


MBEP_WL_Red_HIn 2016, MBEP launched their housing initiative to support an increase in the supply of all housing in the Monterey Bay region. Their initiative starts with a broad, regional coalition of individuals and organizations to advocate for the construction of all types of housing through the MBEP Action Center. Visit mbep.biz/what-we-do/housing for more information.

Covid-Home-Match-LogoHome Match Monterey County, a home sharing program, connects those with spare rooms with people seeking an affordable place to live. Participants benefit from additional income, companionship, or help with chores like grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Services are completely free! 
To learn more, call (831) 760-5529 or Email dbeckman@frontporch.net

 Home Match Monterey County, un programa para viviendas compartidas, conecta a quienes tienen habitaciones disponibles con personas que buscan un lugar asequible para vivir. Los participantes se benefician de ingresos adicionales, compañía o ayuda con las tareas del hogar, como la compra de alimentos, el cuidado de mascotas o el transporte. ¡Los servicios son completamente gratuitos! Para aprender más, llama al (831) 760-8972 o Email AKroeger@frontporch.net
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