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Q: What does Affordable Housing mean?

A: The affordable housing apartments offered by SAMO Apartments are priced below the market rate for this area and are for people who meet specific income requirements. Rent amounts and income limits are established annually by the City of Santa Monica Housing Division.

Q: How can I apply for an apartment at your community?

A: You can apply for our Interest List and you will be notified by SAMO Leasing Agent when a suitable unit becomes available.

However, please be advised that SAMO Apartments does not have a Master Interest List for all apartments managed by the company. Each SAMO Apartments location, SAMO on 6th & 7th Street and SAMO on Olympic Blvd, administers its own Interest List.

Please note that pursuant to AHPP, we are required to take applicants from the Waiting List administered by the City of Santa Monica. Applicants referred by the City of Santa Monica Housing Division have priority over our internal SAMO Apartments Interest List applicants. For more information about the Santa Monica Below Market Housing (BHM) Waiting List and to apply, please visit

Q: What are the current rent and income limits for the Moderate Income apartments that you offer?

A: Most of our apartments are restricted to Moderate Income tenants, and the following rent and income limits apply:

Rent: Maximum Income:
Studio: $2,207 1 person: $88,300 per year
1 Bedroom: $2,522 2 persons: $100,900 per year
2 Bedroom: $2,995 3 persons: $113,500 per year
3 Bedroom: $3,420 4 persons: $126,100 per year, 5 persons: $136,200 per year

(rent and income limits provided are for general information purposes only and are subject to change)

Q: Will I/We receive a government subsidy for rent under the AHPP Program?

A: No, you will not.

Q: Do you accept Section 8 Vouchers?

A: We do accept Section 8 vouchers on qualified units, but our communities are not Section 8 Project-Based housing as the term is commonly understood. For information about our Interest List, please click here.

Q: Can I have a Guarantor?

A: Guarantors are allowed at select properties ONLY. SAMO Apartments complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding fair housing for all applicants and residents.

Q: What is your pet policy?

A: Cats are acceptable with an additional deposit; max 2 cats per unit; no pet rent. No dogs.

Assistive animals for persons with disabilities are not considered to be pets but do require advance written approval of management.

Q: Do you accept emotional support animals?

A: We accept ESA animals with verification of disability and the need for accommodation.