Notice for the Owners and Operators of Employee Housing in Santa Maria, CA
The purpose of this letter is to notify you that the City of Santa Maria’s Employee Housing Ordinance No. 2019-04 (“Ordinance”) has been repealed pursuant to a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended
Owners and Operators of Employee Housing are no longer required to submit a Ministerial Permit or Conditional Use Permit in order to operate Employee Housing within any zoning designation within the City of Santa Maria.
Owners and Operators of Employee Housing are reminded that they must comply with fair housing laws.
Please contact Dana Eady, Employee Housing Resources Officer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
The City's Employee Housing Resources Officer (EHRO) is responsible for receiving complaints of alleged housing discrimination and the quality and safety of occupied Employee Housing units. The EHRO is the primary point of contact for owners, operators and residents of Employee Housing in the City. The EHRO also serves as a resource to the City and its officers, elected and appointed officials, employees, and agents on fair housing. Any complaints regarding the quality and safety of occupied Employee Housing Units, or alleged housing discrimination may be submitted to:
Dana Eady, EHRO & Planning Division Manager
(805) 925-0951 extension 2444.
Complaints regarding housing discrimination may also be filed with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint.