*Update 5/16/2022 - Housing Element Revisions (Public Comment)  See link below

Housing Resources 

Landlord-Tenant concerns, evictions, rent control, rent increase,  please find the below information as a resource:

  • Housing Counselors are available at the Housing Rights Center (HRC): Questions about your housing rights? Call 1-800-477-5977 or visit  housingrightscenter.org
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA) offer Free Housing Legal Services, Call 1-800-433-6251 or visit their local office 3629 Santa Anita Avenue Suite #109,  El Monte, CA 91731 
  • For self-help with California Courts information, visit their website: https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-housing.htm
  • For repairs needed in your rental, please see the attached flyer: How can I get my landlord to make repairs?
  • If you live in Los Angeles County and you have problems with mice, bedbugs,

    roaches or mold, call the Los Angeles Department of Public Health at 1-888-700-9995 or visit the local office at 1435 West Covina Pkwy, Room 5, West Covina CA 91790 phone (626) 813-3346.

  • Please note: The City of South El Monte does not have rent control.  Although the City does not have rent control, both County (Los Angeles) and State (California) landlord-tenant laws apply. 

Rental Assistance

State law protects some tenants from eviction for unpaid rent due from March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022

Tenants are protected from eviction if they're waiting for a decision on a government rental assistance application. As of April 1, 2022, the state is no longer accepting rental assistance applications.

Mortgage Assistance

  • Applications are currently being accepted through Housing Is Key: Resources for renters, landlords and homeowners visit housing.ca.gov

Down Payment Assistance (Second/Subordinate Loan Program)

Government Loans (First Mortgage Programs)

  • CalHFA offers FHA & Conventional loans, visit their website for more information: CalHFA Loans

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Grants/Funding

San Gabriel Valley Service Center, 1441 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte CA 91733/ Phone (626) 575-5431

  • Form Completion Assistance: Weds-Fri 8:00A-4:30P
  • Pantry Program: Wednesdays 8:30A-10:30A and Fridays 2:00P-4:30P
  • Landlord Tenant / Consumer Affairs Department: Fridays 8:30A-4:30P
  • Cal-Fresh & Medi-Cal Assistance: 3rd & 4th Friday of Every Month

For additional housing resources visit our COVID-19 Housing Resources webpage https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm

Housing Policy

The Housing Division assists the general public with acquisition of residential property, provide aide in maintaining and rehabilitating the existing housing stock within the City. The Housing Division oversees the maintenance and update to the City’s Housing Element.

The Housing Element is one of at least seven elements of a General Plan as mandated by the State of California. It identifies the City’s housing conditions and needs (RHNA), establishes the goals, objectives, and policies that are the foundation of the City’s housing and growth strategy, and provides for programs the City intends to implement to create sustainable, mixed-income neighborhoods throughout the City.

New Housing Developments

ECHO Community - Townhomes

www.CenturyCommunities.com/SouthernCalifornia or call  (626) 737-1010

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www.livingathorizons.com or call (626) 205-3668

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