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Property Eligibility Requirements

SOMAH eligibility requires that a property must:

  1. Have at least five units.
  2. Be deed-restricted low-income residential rental housing
  3. Satisfy one of the following:
    • 66% of the property residents have incomes at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI)
    • Property is in a defined disadvantaged community (DAC) that scores in the top 25% of census tracts statewide in the CalEnviroScreen including property that is located on tribal land and is federally recognized
    • OR
    • The property is owned by a California Native American tribe
    • OR
    • The property is rental housing property that is owned by a public housing authority or public housing agency
  4. Be an existing housing property or retrofit (with certificate of occupancy)
  5. Have separately metered units
  6. Be a utility or community choice aggregator (CCA) customer (with VNEM) in the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), PacifiCorp or Liberty Utilities territories