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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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Latest Housing News

9/30/2022: Monterey 2031 - General Plan Update
Monterey 2031 is an important citywide project that involves updates to the Housing, Land Use, and Safety Elements of the City of Monterey General Plan to respond to emerging issues and new State laws. The update will be a collaborative effort between the City and its residents to create a blueprint that will guide Monterey in the years to come.
Community participation is integral to the process and a broad-based, inclusive community engagement program will help provide opportunities for everyone in Monterey to have their say. Read more below to learn about the project, the timeline, and ways to get involved.
To learn more and to sign up for updates, please go to


The City’s Housing Repair Grant Program provides grants to qualifying homeowners to make needed health and safety repairs and improvements to their homes that they could not afford otherwise. Types of work that can be funded include:
• Safety and accessibility projects for disabled persons, such as installation of ramps and grab bars
• Plumbing and electrical repairs
• Repairs or replacement of windows, doors, and certain appliances
• Minor home remodeling projects to improve accessibility and safety
• Exterior repairs, such as painting, roof repairs, and tree removal 
Housing Repair Grant Application

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.