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Mission Statement: To develop viable neighborhoods by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities, especially for those persons with low and moderate incomes.

The City of El Monte offers several housing programs designed to assist its residents with maintaining clean, decent and safe living environments, and creating affordable homeownership opportunities. Below are links to locations on the City’s website where you can find information to the City’s programs for Homeownership Assistance, Affordable Housing Development, Housing Rehabilitation, Affordable Rental Housing,

Fair Housing Assistance, Homeless Prevention and other useful housing links.
If you have any questions that are not addressed on the Website, please e-mail the City’s housing staff at or call (626)-580-2293.


The City of El Monte is in the process of adopting an updated Housing Element.  As required by State law, the City will update its goals, policies and programs which are intended to facilitate the development, improvement and preservation of housing.  The Planning Commission will consider the updated Housing Element, related zoning code amendments and associated environmental documentation at its public hearing on November 19, 2013.

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City has evaluated potential environmental impacts and prepared an "Initial Study."  The study has determined that there will not be any environmental impacts and a "Negative Declaration" will be considered for adoption as part of the approval of the Housing Element and related zoning code amendments.  The public is invited to review the draft Housing Element, technical appendix and initial study at City Hall West in the Planning Division.  Copies of these documents may be reviewed by clicking on the following links.

Initial Study and Negative Declaration 

Housing Element

Housing Element Technical Report



First Time Home Buyer Program
The City of El Monte offers down payment assistance to income eligible homebuyers that have not owned property within the past three years. 
Affordable Housing Development
View recent and current affordable housing projects with various partners.
Housing Rehabilitation
The City of El Monte Housing Rehabilitation Program helps low- and moderate-income households rehabilitate their homes.
Affordable Rental Housing
Listing of affordable rental units within the City.
Fair Housing Assistance
Find out where you can access fair housing services, like landlord-tenant counseling and discrimination prevention services.
Homeless Prevention

Homeless Prevention Program for Mobile Home Park Residents

The Homeless Prevention Program for Mobile Home Park Residents is designed to provide housing relocation and/or stabilization services and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance, as necessary, to prevent an El Monte Mobile Home Park residents from becoming homeless. For more information please read the fact sheet below.  


Federal Grant Programs
The City is a direct recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Foreclosure Prevention
Are you finding it difficult to make your monthly mortgage payment? If you do not make your mortgage payments, your lender can take your home. The process they use to take your home is called foreclosure.
Other Useful Housing Links
Links to other housing and social service programs throughout the City and Los Angeles County.

SB 341 Report, FY2013-14
SB 341 Report, FY2014-15

On Line Community Survey - El Monte 2015 Consolidated Plan

The City of El Monte  is undertaking an important community planning process. We are requesting your input in setting future goals and programs to better serve the community.  Please rate each program or activity  within in the survey based on what you feel is the level of need for your community.   Thank You!

2014 CAPER Draft

El Monte Mobilehome:

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Action Plan.



General Information

Fernando Lopez
City Hall West
11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA. 91731-3293
(626) 580-2070
(626) 580-2293
Hours:  8:00 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.
  Monday through Thursday

Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays


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