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Housing Programs

Rental Assistance Program Application opens again for Month 3 on Fri., June 14 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Rental Inventory enrollment is now open. For details, visit the Rental Inventory program page.

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
  • Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Plan Amendment Notice - Full Details in PDF - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF MONTEREY, TUESDAY – June 18, 2024 on or after 4:00 P.M.; Council Chamber, Few Memorial Hall of Records, 580 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940. Please see agenda when posted* for details on teleconference participation. SUBJECT: Recommend City Council approve 5-Year Plan Allocation Amendment for Permanent Local Housing Allocation Plan (PLHA). DETAILED INFORMATION: On file and available by contacting the Housing Office at 570 Pacific Street or (831) 646-3995. Materials will be included in the agenda packet when published.*
  • Rental Assistance Program Guidelines - Online Application Opens, monthly from noon to 8 p.m. (exact dates posted a week or more in advance)
  • CalHFA Announces Dream For All Phase 2:  The California Housing Finance Agency is launching the next round of the California Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan program in April 2024. This innovative program is designed to help Californians who might not otherwise have the opportunity to achieve the dream of homeownership. More information is available at the link above and through the CalHFA website
  • Rental Inventory enrollment is open. For details, visit the Rental Inventory program page.

  • 9/30/2022: Monterey 2031 - General Plan Update Monterey 2031 is an important citywide project that involves updates to the Housing, Land Use, and Safety Elements of the City of Monterey General Plan to respond to emerging issues and new State laws. The update will be a collaborative effort between the City and its residents to create a blueprint that will guide Monterey in the years to come. Community participation is integral to the process and a broad-based, inclusive community engagement program will help provide opportunities for everyone in Monterey to have their say. Read more below to learn about the project, the timeline, and ways to get involved. To learn more and to sign up for updates, please go to


ECHO-logoFair Housing and Tenant-Landlord Counseling Services - Frequently Asked Questions
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 for more information.