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SMRR Tenant Hotline: 310-394-0848
Click here for information about our Tenant Hotline

Join SMRR and become a member! Or donate today!

SMRR Steering Committee Meetings:
Held monthly, members can attend. Contact us for meeting information.
Next meeting: March 9, 2024 (No February Meeting)

SMRR Letter to Council in Support of Justice for Renters Act

SMRR Letter to Council in Support of Barrington Plaza Tenants

SMRR Newsletter – Renters Write – April 2023
Click here to read the newsletter

Affordable Homeownership Program: Letter from SMRR to City Councilmembers regarding agenda item 13.A 7-25-23 Council meeting. Click here to read the letter.

Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights:  A Look Back at the Beginning

SMRR Co-Founders Denny Zane and Michael Tarbet have written a history of SMRR, starting with the very early years! It was written in honor of the passing of Roger Thornton, a SMRR Co-Founder and friend. You can read the first chapter online by visiting the Westside Voice website:

SMRR Tenant Survival Guide

Tenants facing eviction should seek advice and possible legal representation by contacting the Santa Monica Office of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) at (800) 399-4529, Bet Tzedek Legal Services at (323) 939-0506, Eviction Defense Network at (213) 385-8112, or a private attorney. Click the link below for SMRR Tenant Survival Guide:


Click here for information regarding the City of Santa Monica’s Right To Counsel program for tenants who need legal assistance.

Legal Help for Tenants

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles IS OPEN:

LAFLA Santa Monica Office: 1640 5th Street, Suite 124, Santa Monica, CA 90401

LAFLA Hours: Open to walk-ins Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Call LAFLA: 800-399-4529 or apply for help on our website.

LAFLA will ask about your income, assets and the people that live in your household. They will tell you if you are eligible for their legal services.

Affordable Housing:

Below Market-Rate Housing Program and Rent Subsidy Program (POD) information is available for Santa Monica Residents and Santa Monica Workers.

Information from SMRR about the programs: Application and Registration Info

City website: Below Market Rate Housing Program

City website: POD Program

City Resources: City of Santa Monica list of resources: City’s List of Community Resources