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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who can I call regarding homelessness and hunger?

    Who can I call regarding homelessness and hunger?

    Homeless and hunger programs are available through Inland Valley Hope Partners at (909) 622-3806. IVHP provides a variety of services to help families and individuals struggling in poverty. IVHP also operates a satellite food distribution center in San Dimas at 110 E. Third Street.

    Phone referral assistance is also available 24-hours a day/7 days a week through the Los Angeles County InfoLine or 2-1-1. You may also call 1-800-339-6993. Additional information is provided by the Housing Division.

  • Can you help me pay for my rent? What is Section 8 rental housing assistance?

    Can you help me pay for my rent? What is Section 8 rental housing assistance?

    Section 8 is a Federal program enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Act provides funding to jurisdictions to provide affordable housing opportunities to low income households. Section 8 provides rental assistance in the form of rental subsidies reducing the amount a household pays for rent.

    The City of San Dimas does not administer the Section 8 Program. Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs are managed by the Housing Authority of the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles a separate agency from the City of San Dimas. For more information or to apply for Section 8, please call (800) 731-4663 or (562) 347-4663 or visit the commission's website by clicking below.

  • Does the City have any programs to help me buy a house?

    Does the City have any programs to help me buy a house?

    The City offers a number of programs to assist potential home buyers with purchasing a home in San Dimas. The City also participates in a number of programs with the State, County and other agencies.

    All homebuyer programs are targeted to benefit specific income levels. For more details see our Housing Section webpage under Community Development.

  • What does affordable housing mean? Are there any affordable housing projects in San Dimas?

    What does affordable housing mean? Are there any affordable housing projects in San Dimas?

    HUD (Housing and Urban Development Department) guidelines state that housing is affordable to a household if they do not pay more than 30% of their monthly income, adjusted for family size, toward the rent or mortgage payment, plus basic utilities.

    Currently three complexes exist in San Dimas that offer affordable housing. For information or to apply for residency, please contact the complex directly.

    Villa San Dimas (family complex) at 249 S. Acacia (909) 592-3609
    Sunnyside Apartments (senior) at 251 S. Walnut (909) 599-2121
    Monte Vista Apartment (senior) at 105 N. Monte Vista (909) 594-0501

  • Who is eligible to participate in the homebuyer programs?

    Who is eligible to participate in the homebuyer programs?

    All homebuyer programs are targeted to benefit specific income levels. Contact your Housing staff at 1-909-394-6250.

  • I live in a mobilehome. Who do I call to assist me with resolving a complaint?

    I live in a mobilehome. Who do I call to assist me with resolving a complaint?

    Call the State Mobilehome Ombudsman at 800-952-5275 or visit the website by selecting below. The office assists the public to resolve problems associated with mobilehomes by taking complaints and coordinating their resolution. Issues handled by this office include titling and registration, installation, warranties, sales, inspections of homes and parks and Mobilehome residency law.

    You can also call Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs Dispute Settlement Services at (213) 974-0825 to assist you in settling your dispute without having to go to court.

  • Who do I call regarding my mobilehome rent increase?

    Who do I call regarding my mobilehome rent increase?

    Mobilehomes in San Dimas are regulated by the San Dimas Mobilehome Accord which establishes the maximum amount of rent a park owner can charge. The current Accord runs from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2010. The Accord provides for the maximum annual rent increase to be no less than 3.5 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 San Dimas Housing Section at (909)394-6284 of the park owner in violation of the accord.

  • I am a senior and considering renting out one of my rooms for services or rental, who do I call?

    I am a senior and considering renting out one of my rooms for services or rental, who do I call?

    Contact the San Dimas Shared Housing Coordinator at (909) 394-6284. The program provides a solution for companionship, security and living expenses. Two or more unrelated individuals are matched sharing a single dwelling that is owned or rented by one of them.

  • Are there any programs to assist me with repairing my rental units?

    Are there any programs to assist me with repairing my rental units?

    Yes. The County of Los Angeles assists San Dimas residents with repairing their multi-unit developments. The County offers low interest rate loans to eligible San Dimas residents.
    For more information, contact the County at (323) 890-7239 or visit their website by clicking below.

  • Are there any programs to assist me with repairing my single family home?

    Are there any programs to assist me with repairing my single family home?

    San Dimas has several programs available to assist you with necessary repairs. San Dimas also participates with the County in providing rehab programs. These programs offer no or low interest rate loans or grants with no repayment provisions. For more details see our Housing Section webpage under Community Development.

  • I have questions regarding landlord/tenant disputes and general tenant's rights. Who can help?

    I have questions regarding landlord/tenant disputes and general tenant's rights. Who can help?

    Contact the Fair Housing Foundation at 1-800-446-FAIR. Founded in 1964, the Fair Housing Foundation is a private agency dedicated to the support of California and Federal Fair Housing laws. You may also contact the Inland Valley Justice Center at 1-909-581-6014 or select below. If you need mediation services, call LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Dispute Settlement Service at (213) 974-0825.

  • Who do I call if I believe I have been discriminated against in my search for housing?

    Who do I call if I believe I have been discriminated against in my search for housing?

    Contact the Fair Housing Foundation at 1-800-446-FAIR. Founded in 1964, the Fair Housing Foundation is a private agency dedicated to the support of California and Federal Fair Housing laws. You may also contact the Inland Valley Justice Center at (877) 832-9325 or select below. If you need mediation services, call LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Dispute Settlement Service at (213) 974-0825.

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