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Housing Programs

Rental Assistance Program Application opens again for Month 2 on Wed., May 15 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

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • HUD
  • 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.