Housing Resources

The City of San Dimas is committed to providing quality housing programs that enhance and strengthen our community. Our mission is to address the needs of low and moderate-income residents, improve and expand the City’s housing stock, and encourage the physical and economic revitalization of the City’s neighborhoods. The City strives to form effective partnerships to maximize social and economic opportunities to serve the citizens of San Dimas.

For additional information regarding housing resources please contact the Housing Department at housing@sandimasca.gov or 909.394.6250.

Resources and Programs

San Dimas Housing List
The San Dimas Housing List (found below) includes all multi-family apartments, senior apartments, mobile home parks, and assisted living residences in San Dimas. This listing is for market-rate units.

San Dimas Housing List
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Programs
The Community Development Department has a variety of grant programs available for low to moderate income residents. Residents can come to City Hall and fill out a waitlist form, or download the waitlists below and submit them at City Hall to be considered for a grant. Priority is given to first time applicants. The programs do not permit improvements for aesthetic purposes or home improvement repairs prior to an immediate resale of the property. Applicants will be required to sign a waiver ensuring that they will continue to reside in the subject property after the rehabilitation work is completed for a minimum period of twelve (12) months from the “sign off” or completion of work date, or risk paying back the grant funds. 

The CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program provides grants up to $7,500 for low and moderate income households (80% of Median Income for Los Angeles County). Program eligibility is determined by household income, and adjusted by household size. Eligible use of funds includes roofing, termite fumigation, windows and doors, to name a few.

The Mobile Home Rehabilitation Program provides grants up to $3,000 for low and moderate income households for home repairs such as stairs, windows, doors, A/C, etc. Preliminary eligibility requires the household falls within the following income limits.

The City’s Mobile Home Lift Program provides vertical platform lifts to San Dimas mobile home park disabled or handicapped residents of low to moderate income who otherwise could not afford to purchase one. Applicants must reside in one of the five mobile home parks in San Dimas to qualify. Click here to view the program flyer.

2021-22 Income Limits:

Household Size Annual Income Household Income Annual Income
1 $66,250 5 $102,200
2 $75,700 6 $109,750
3 $85,150 7 $117,350
4 $94,600 8 $124,900

Please call 909.394.6207 and leave a message or come to City Hall and request a waitlist form from the Front Desk staff at City Hall. The form will get you on the waitlist and provide us information to verify if your project meets the program guidelines. We will contact you and let you know when an application for the grant will be mailed to you.

CDBG Grant
Waitlist Form 

Mobile Home Rehabilitation Grant
Waitlist Form 

Mobile Home Lift Grant
Waitlist Form
Community Resources
To obtain information on shelter referral, food banks, and 24-hour hotlines for social service, mental health, and child/adult protective services please contact 211 LA County. 211 LA County is a 24 hour/ 7 days a week social service hotline. Contact a resource specialist at 2-1-1 or 800.339.6993, or visit their website.

AB1482 – Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (Rent Control)

Bill Text
Fact Sheet

Tax Programs

Assessor’s Tax Saving Programs
Learn about the variety of tax saving programs offered through the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office.

Quick Guide to Trusts and Tax Savings
Learn how trusts impact property taxes and reassessment of property in order to avoid common and costly mistakes.

Useful Websites

Los Angeles County Online
This website provides a summary of county social service programs designed to help person and families in need.

Healthy City
This is an online community resource and mapping tool of services available to low-income, underserved families.

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in any phase of selling or renting real estate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin.

Below are listings of agencies that provide free to low cost legal advice on your housing rights. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, there are laws to protect you from unfair treatment and discrimination.

Pomona Self-Help Center
400 Civic Center Plaza – 7th Floor
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 487-7609

Fair Housing Foundation
Phone: (800) 446-3247

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Phone: (323) 939-0506

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
Dispute Settlement Service

Phone: (213) 974-1452 or (800) 593-8222

Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Phone: (213) 894-8000

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tenants may report unsafe living conditions that are a threat to public health such no running water, plumbing issues, or rodent infestation.
(888) 700-9995

Affordable Housing

To obtain information on programs such as Section 8 please contact the County of Los Angeles Community Development Authority (CDA) at (626) 262-4510. You must contact the CDA to get on the waiting list. It may take up to five years or more until the CDA contacts you to complete an application. For this reason, it is important that you get on the waiting list as soon as you can.

There is also more information on finding a home or apartment to rent provided by the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center. Visit their website http://housing.lacounty.gov/ for more information.

Foreclosure Assistance

Homeownership Preservation Foundation
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation, a national non-profit counseling organization offers foreclosure assistance. The mission of this foundation is to preserve homeownership through budget and credit counseling, housing support, and offering solutions to avoid foreclosure. Counseling sessions are provided in collaboration with local agencies that have undergone extensive training and are certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Homeownership Preservation Foundation hotline: (888) 995-4673.

If you are a renter who has been displaced due to your landlord losing your home to foreclosure there is assistance available through the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs – (800) 593-8222. They will give you information on tenants’ rights and financial assistance programs available to you.
CalHome Rehabilitation Loan Program
This program is designed to provide low interest loans (2%) ranging from $10,000-$40,000 for rehabilitation work . Specifically, rehabilitation projects that eliminate health hazards and correct safety problems. Repayment of the loan is due at the time of title change, resale, refinance with cash out, or non-compliance with program requirements. 
Program Application 
Mobile Home Accord
Mobile homes in San Dimas are regulated by the San Dimas Mobile Home Accord which establishes the maximum amount of rent a park owner can charge. The current Accord runs from June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.  The Accord provides for the maximum annual rent increase to be no less than 3.0 percent and no greater than the percent change in the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers, the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County Statistical area published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. In no event can the annual rent increase amount be greater than 7 percent. Management may elect to have an increase less than the maximum. If the rent increase exceeds the maximum, please notify the City or the park owner in violation of the Accord. The Mobile Home Accord is found below.

Notice of  Rent Increase :  The management shall give a homeowner written notice of any increase in his or her rent at least 90 days before the date of increase. (MRL Section 798.30)

Mobile Home Accord
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Information

For more information, please contact the Housing Division at 909.394.6250 or by email at housing@sandimasca.gov
COVID-19 Housing Resources
San Dimas Homeless Prevention & Diversion Grant Program

The City of San Dimas in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, County of Los Angeles and the State of California for the purposes of administering Measure H funds to combat homelessness was awarded funds to help implement elements of our Homeless Plan.  Our Homelessness Plan includes action items that focus on homeless prevention for our residents.  These funds will offer opportunities to preserve housing affordability and shelter for those that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds will also assist our residents with their utility payments and grocery cards to meet their basic needs.  This emergency financial assistance is designed to provide services to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship and meet the criteria listed in the application.  Applicants must agree to participate in the program by signing a participation and consent form, take part in a problem-solving interview, provide income verification, provide consent to participate in a follow-up interview with City staff or designee.  This program is time limited and can be used for Rental Assistance, Utility payments and Groceries.

If funding is fully expended, eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified if additional funding becomes available.

Participants must live within the City of San Dimas and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) for Los Angeles County.

Please contact the Housing Division at 909.394.6250 or by email at housing@sandimasca.gov with any questions regarding the program.

Housing Is Key – COVID-19 Rent Relief

Program Details

Financial assistance is available to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.

  • Landlords and renters are both encouraged to apply.
  • Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.
  • Assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does NOT count as earned income (for renters) and will NOT affect eligibility for any other state benefit assistance programs, such as CalFresh or CalWORKS.
  • All applicant information is kept private and will not be shared.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Priority assistance will be given to income-eligible households most at-risk of eviction.
  • Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of the next steps.

Find specific information regarding each part of the program below.

Unpaid rent
Landlords who participate in the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program can get reimbursed for an eligible renter’s unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020. Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive assistance for unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020.

Future Rent
Eligible renters can receive financial assistance for their upcoming monthly rent, too.

Utility Assistance : Unpaid or Future
Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utility payments dating back to April 1, 2020, or for future utility payments, which will both be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months, and paid directly to the utility provider.

  • Are you behind on rent or utilities?
  • Have you experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19?         
  • Is your income less than 80% of the Area Median Income?
How to Apply
Apply for Assistance