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About El Monte

El Monte is a residential, industrial, and commercial city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city lies in the San Gabriel Valley, east of the city of Los Angeles.  El Monte's slogan is "Welcome to Friendly El Monte" and historically is known as "The End of the Santa Fe Trail". As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 113,475, down from 115,965 at the 2000 census. As of 2019, El Monte was the 54th-largest city in California.

There were 29,069 housing units at an average density of 3,013.0 per square mile (1,163.3/km2), of which 11,740 (42.2%) were owner-occupied, and 16,074 (57.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.6%. 46,802 people (41.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 65,593 people (57.8%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, El Monte had a median household income of $39,535, with 24.3% of the population living below the federal poverty line.

El Monte Agencies


The city of El Monte recommends the following agencies can assist you with foreclosure prevention/intervention and financial management at no cost to you.

Neighborhood Legal Services
9354 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
Website: NLSLA

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Call DCA. Their staff is ready to help you with your foreclosure. All of their services are free.
Phone: 800-973-3370
Website: Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Contact a HUD-approved housing counselor. A housing counselor can help you negotiate with your lender.
Phone: 888-995-4673 

Homeless Prevention

For El Monte residents at risk or experiencing homelessness, assistance is available. Get connected with tenant-landlord counseling and emergency housing resources.



Come for free one-on-one counseling and emergency resources every Wednesday. Walk-ins only.

Clinic Hours



211 LA County is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County, including housing, senior services, nutritional assistance and more. Call 2-1-1- 24 hours, 7 days a week or visit 211 LA


Volunteers of America

4501 Santa Anita Avenue
El Monte, CA
Volunteers of America website

El Monte South El Monte Emergency Resources Association

10900 Mulhall Street
El Monte, CA 91731
EMSEM Emergency Resources Association Facebook

Catholic Charities

4171 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA
Catholic Charities website

Our Saviour Center

4368 Santa Anita Avenue
El Monte, CA
Our Saviour Center website


CA Hispanic Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

(Domestic Violence Prevention Services)
11046 Valley Mall Boulevard
El Monte, CA
CA Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse website

Keep Your Keys

Keep Your Keys is highly experienced in helping El Monte homeowners stop foreclosure.   With our 5 star reviews and exceptional customer service you would be hard pressed to find a better partner.   Leave your checkbook at home and contact us today for a no cost, no obligation, appointment to get started. 

Additional Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for common questions.   Or setup an no cost, no obligation appointment with one of our licensed Consultants for customized answers for your scenario.

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