Revising Historic Wrongs
100 Families Apply for SM Program Prioritizing Housing for Historically Displaced Households
March 3, 2022
By Jack Simon Observer Staff Writer
More than 100 families have applied to a pilot program that gives priority on Santa Monica's affordable housing waitlist to the households who were displaced by the Civic Auditorium or I-10 Freeway projects in the 1950s and 1960s, civic officials announced this week.
The new Below Housing Market program – whose enrollment deadline ended on February 22 – will provide priority in city-funded housing and inclusionary housing for up to 100 households or descendants of households who were displaced by local urban renewals, said city officials. "It is part...