The Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) has opened the 2007 “marketing list” for affordable housing. CCSM is a nonprofit housing developer that attempts to provide housing to lower-income working families.

Private and public funds are used to develop, build and manage affordable housing in newly constructed complexes and in rehabilitated older buildings in Santa Monica.

Applying for the affordable housing involves a number of steps, including picking up an appointment card to attend a free seminar. The appointment cards can be picked up starting Monday, December 11th, and the meetings are scheduled between January 2nd and 13th, at which time applicants will be assisted in filling out a questionnaire.

Filling out the questionnaire is required to receive an invitation to view available housing units.

The first step for prospective 2007 tenants is to come to the Community Corporation of Santa Monica office, 1423 Second St., Suite B, Santa Monica, and pick up an appointment card to attend one seminar.

Appointment cards are required to be able to attend a seminar. Only one appointment card is available per household.

The appointment card will provide a time and date of the specific seminar prospective tenants must attend. Appointment cards are available for pick up only on the following dates and times:

– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 11th, through Thursday, December 14th;

– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 18th, through Thursday, December 21st;

– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 26th, through Thursday, December 28th; and

– 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 2nd, through Thursday, January 4th.

If an organization would like to bring a group of prospective tenants to a particular seminar, a stack of appointment cards can be requested as early as possible and the CCSM will try to accommodate the request.

During the informational seminars, up to 70 people will be assisted as a group in the completion of the marketing list ques- tionnaire.

Community Corporation of Santa Monica representatives will be available at each seminar to assist prospective tenants and answer questions regarding the process.

After the questionnaire is completed, the form must be submitted to the CCSM representative at the seminar to verify that the form is completed.

To complete the questionnaire, prospective tenants should have information regarding their entire household’s gross monthly income available.

Prospective tenants should also be familiar with all household members’ financial information such as current balances of any bank accounts, certificate of deposits, money market accounts, trust accounts, stocks and bonds, pension and retirement accounts, and real estate owned.

There should also be a full accounting of names and ages of all prospective household members.

Information, (310) 394-8487 or www.communitygroup.org

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