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SMRR Tenant Hotline: 310-394-0848
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SMRR 2024 Annual Convention – June 22nd at John Adams Middle School


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If you signed the Anti-GS Petition and wish to have your name withdrawn from the petition, please CLICK HERE to download a PDF form that you can print, sign and deliver to the SM City Clerk at City Hall and request your name to be withdrawn.


SMRR Steering Committee Meetings:
Held monthly, members can attend. Contact us for meeting information.
Next Steering Committee meeting: TBD


City of Santa Monica Housing staff will be available for monthly “Office Hours” to assist applicants with questions about the City’s Below Market Housing (BMH) and Preserving Our Diversity (POD) programs. These sessions will take place on select Wednesdays at VAP from May to August. The goal of this effort is to better support community members that wish to connect with staff in-person about these programs but are unable to make it to City Hall during normal business hours. 

Staff will be available from 4:30 to 7:00 pm on the following Wednesdays: 

•    May 15th
•    June 12th
•    July 17th
•    August 21st    

The sessions will be held in the Park Center Building at Virginia Avenue Park. The address is:  2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404


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


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:

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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 For Senior Low Income (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 (for low-income seniors who have lived in their unit since before 1-1-2000)


SMRR Letter to Council in Support of Justice for Renters Act

SMRR Letter to Council in Support of Barrington Plaza Tenants


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: www.westsidevoicela.com/2022/05/6103