Category: Affordable Housing

Keep Our Neighbors Housed

By Mike Soloff, SMRR Executive Committee member and Housing Commissioner Can you imagine trying to survive on your own in Santa Monica if, after paying your rent and utilities, you had $20 left each...

Rent Control Report

By Marilyn Korade/Wilson, Rent Control Board Commissioner Thirty-four years old and still counting! When the newly organized Santa Monicans for Renters Rights placed Proposition A on the April, 1979 ballot, rent control was born....

Keeping Affordable Housing Affordable

By Denise McGranahan, Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) Over the past year, LAFLA attorney Denise McGranahan, Western Center on Law & Poverty attorney Sue L. Himmelrich, the SMRR Housing Committee,...

SMRR’s Top Achievements

At least a dozen  By Denny Zane, Genise Schnitman & Michael Tarbet 1. Bringing Rent Control to Santa Monica & Maintaining our Diverse Character: In the late ‘70s, an era of rampant speculation, seniors &...