The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is actively monitoring a number of housing bills currently proposed in the State legislature.  The City Council has taken a position to oppose any bills which erode local control.  

For additional information on any of these bills, visit the California Legislative Information page.  

Housing Programs

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita presently supports a variety of housing activities in partnership with the County of Orange and local community-based nonprofit organizations. For more information, please contact the City's Housing Programs Coordinator, Mike Linares, at 949-635-1800, ext. 6702.

First-Time Homebuyer Program

Presently the City of Rancho Santa Margarita does not offer any form of first time home buyer assistance, however, homebuyers can contact mortgage lenders to inquire if they offer first-time homebuyer assistance. For more information, visit the First-Time Homebuyer Assistance page.

Affordable Housing

The City works in conjunction with the Orange County Housing and Community Services Department to provide for affordable housing. Visit the Affordable Housing page for more information. To access information about rental assistance, please visit the Rental Assistance page.