Posted Jul. 1, 2016, 12:16 pm
The City of Santa Monica is seeking input from residents who live in rent controlled units through a survey that is active now through July 18. The survey is a tool for the City to learn about the affordable housing needs of the community, and to determine the magnitude of rent burden among rent-controlled households.
Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:39 am
Santa Monica is one of the most desirable places in the world to live. The beautiful beach, world-famous Pier, fabulous restaurants and spectacular sunsets – it all combines to make this area unique and special.
Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 9:55 am
Santa Monica Rent Control Board chair Christopher Walton announced at the board's May 14 meeting that the 2015 annual general adjustment percentage will be 0.4 percent, based on the application of the formula set forth in the City Charter.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:43 am
A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.
Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 10:02 am
The Consumer Protection Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Rent Control Agency will host a free forum on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:41 am
The Santa Monica Rent Control Board obtained a vital court ruling on Aug. 13 that preserves greatly-needed affordable rental housing.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:30 am
Want to serve on the Santa Monica City Council? Or maybe the Rent Control Board, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, or Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education?
Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 2:50 pm
Dear Editor, This just happened to my assistant in Santa Monica: My assistant has lived in her Santa Monica rent control apartment since the early 80’s. She was a renter during the era of TORCA conversions and because she could not afford to convert her one bedroom apartment into a condo, she has remained there as a tenant ever since.
Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:15 am
A city known for its favorable rent control practices hopes to be included in legislative reform making it tougher for property owners in Santa Monica and across the State to evict rent-controlled tenants in order to sell the property or otherwise take it off the rental market.
Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm
Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:12 am
Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) began 34 years ago. They will hold their Annual Membership Convention this Sunday at 2 pm at the Church in Ocean Park.
Posted Jul. 22, 2013, 9:09 am
The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel probably burned its brightest last week as a long and arduous battle several years in the making appears to finally have met its end when the Santa Monica Rent Control Board gave the final green light for a mixed-use development to replace Village Trailer Park (VTP) at 2930 Colorado Avenue.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 9:07 am
The Santa Monica Rent Control Board announced a 1 percent General Adjustment for 2013 will take effect September 1, 2013.