SMRR Tenant Hotline: 310-394-0848
Click here for information about our Tenant Hotline
Read proposal drafted by Councilmember Caroline Torosis, and co-sponsored by Councilmember Jesse Zwick and Mayor Gleam Davis, to expand tenant protections against displacement! City Council will vote on this proposal at their meeting
on Tuesday August 22nd.
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. Co-Chair Michael Soloff will attend the meeting to speak on this item. If you wish to attend, the meeting location is City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, 90401
SMRR Steering Committee Meetings:
Held monthly, members can attend. Contact us for meeting information.
Next meeting: August 12, 2023
SMRR Newsletter – Renters Write – April 2023
Click here to read the newsletter
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
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:211205-Tenant-SURVIVAL-GUIDE-created-Aug-2021-first-page-only
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.
Below Market-Rate Housing Program and Rent Subsidy Program (POD) information is available for Santa Monica Residents and Santa Monica Workers. Application dates and details can be found here:
Application and Registration Info
City Resources: City of Santa Monica list of resources: City’s List of Community Resources