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Voice: (831) 646-3995
Fax: (831) 646-5616
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Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Grant Leonard
Housing Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5614

C. Thane Wilson
HCD Coordinator - Projects & Programs
Voice: (831) 646-3728

Housing Programs
Downstairs in Colton Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The Housing Programs office develops and administers a variety of housing programs and policies that seek to: enhance available housing opportunities and fulfill the community service needs of low, moderate, and workforce-income households, and other special-needs populations including disabled persons, senior citizens, and persons at risk of homelessness. Please refer to Plans and Reports for more information.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Rental Assistance Program GraphicPosted August 17, 2020: The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the start of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program is designed to mitigate potential homelessness and displacement of existing Monterey residents and workers who are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus, unable to pay their rent. The City may provide up to a maximum of six (6) months of rental assistance.

Applicant Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the Monterey’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Live or work in the City of Monterey
  • Experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Be able to provide a lease agreement or letter confirming tenancy from your landlord
  • Have been current on rent payments prior to COVID-19
  • Make less than 80% of Area Median Income

2020 Maximum Income Limits (80% of Area Median Income - AMI)

Household 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
80% AMI $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900

Review the Program Guidelines for details (in ENGLISH and SPANISH) about the program requirements, including what documentation you will need to provide.

Latest Housing News

14:00 21 October 2020
ECHO Fair Housing Tester Training, Wednesday, October 21
08 September 2020
Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

The City of Monterey has prepared its 2019-2020 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

 The Report contains the following information:

  1. Financial data on revenues, activities, expenditures and accomplishments in programs for the following households: a) Very Low Income; b) Low income; c) Moderate-income.
  2. Narrative reports comparing the relationship of community needs and the use of funds to the objectives in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing Programs.

Due to COVID-19, City offices are currently closed to the public. This draft Report will be available for review beginning September 8, 2020 at the following City web pages:,,

Public Input: The public is invited to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, September 15, during the City of Monterey Council meeting, to comment on the draft report. Additionally, the public is invited to address comments in writing to Grant Leonard, Administrative Analyst, 580 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940. The deadline for receiving written comments is September 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Report: 2019-2020 Draft CAPER

15:30 02 October 2020
Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, Extended Deadline - October 2, 2020

Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, Extended Deadline - October 2, 2020

Original date of Sep 4 extended to Oct 2, 2020 - The City of Monterey is pleased to announce that the date to submit proposals to develop four City-owned sites has been extended from 4:00 p.m. on September 4th to 4:00 P.M. on October 2nd. The City has received considerable interest and questions about the Request for Proposals and staff will be issuing an addemdum and a response to questions the week of August 24th. The extended timeline is intended to provide sufficient time for interested development teams to consider the addendum and response to questions prior to submitting their complete proposal.   

Addendum #1 - posted Aug 24, 2020
Addendum #2 - posted Aug 31., 2020

Housing Element

Interested parties should submit one (1) sealed hard copy, plus one electronic copy, of the proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020.  Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals should be addressed to:

City of Monterey
c/o Grant Leonard, AICP, Housing Programs Office
City Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

For questions, please contact Grant Leonard by email,, or by phone, 831-646-3995. 

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