Back Home Initiative

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If you are a South El Monte homeowner who seeks financial relief and would like to provide housing opportunities for our houseless neighbors, then the Back Home Initiative (BHI) is for you! Homeowners participating in the BHI will receive a fully furnished (appliances included), move-in ready, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) built on their property- FREE of charge. ADU maintenance, property management, and support services are included for qualified tenant. Plus, property owners receive a monthly stipend for up to 15 years, after which ADU ownership will be transferred - FREE and clear.

Interested in the Back Home Initiative?

If you are interested in the Back Home Initiative, please fill out the Online Interest FormBy filling out the Interest Form, the homeowner is not obligated to participate in BHI as this is not a formal commitment. The form will be used to obtain state grant money for the ADU construction phase. 

For more information, please download the BHI Overview or contact Rene Salas, City Manager at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3215 or via email at 

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