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Housing Programs

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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Planning Commission Recommendation and City Council Approval of Draft Fiscal Year 2022/23 Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Monterey Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 to consider a recommendation to the City Council for adoption of the City’s Draft 2022/23 Annual Action Plan. The City Council will hold a second public hearing April 19, 2022 to consider adoption. Both public hearings will be held in the Council Chambers and on ZOOM.  Public comments regarding the City’s Draft 2022/23 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be reviewed. The views and comments of residents, public agencies and other interested parties will be considered in developing the final documents.

These documents are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the City to obtain federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and other affordable housing funds. The City will adopt the 2022/23 Action Plan to establish the housing and community development strategies, priorities and budget for the next Fiscal Year that begins on July 1, 2022.  The Draft 2022/23 Action Plan will be available for public review beginning March 18, 2022, on the City’s website at:

The Final Annual Action Plan is scheduled to be submitted to HUD by May 15, 2022. 

Any questions about the Annual Action Plan should be directed to Grant Leonard at (831) 646-3995 or email:
Draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan

Emergency Rental Assistance Program through united way monterey county

In collaboration with the County of Monterey, United Way Monterey County is providing financial assistance to eligible tenants who are experiencing unemployment and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can apply for this program through United Way by calling 2-1-1 or apply online at You will need to apply for this program even if you have participated in other rental assistance programs. Once you apply, you will be referred to an agency that assists applicants. These agencies will work with you directly to collect the required documentation and pay your landlords directly. 

For questions, please email or call 831-646-3995.


ECHO-logoFair Housing and Tenant-Landlord Counseling Services - Frequently Asked Questions
Housing Counselor, (831) 566-0824,



EqualHousingOpportuntyThe City of Monterey's Housing Office does business in accordance with federal fair housing laws (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status.


Homeowner Assistance Resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Urban Development (HUD) - Email or contact HUD for any Fair Housing Act violation complaints at (800) 669-9777 and for the hearing impaired, please call TTY (800) 927-9275. Fair Housing Act (available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese)


MBEP_WL_Red_HIn 2016, MBEP launched their housing initiative to support an increase in the supply of all housing in the Monterey Bay region. Their initiative starts with a broad, regional coalition of individuals and organizations to advocate for the construction of all types of housing through the MBEP Action Center. Visit for more information.