Department of Housing
The San Mateo County Department of Housing is dedicated to addressing housing-related issues and needs across the County. Playing a crucial role in developing and implementing policies, programs, and initiatives aimed at ensuring access to safe, affordable, and quality housing for all residents. Its responsibilities encompass a wide range of areas, including affordable housing development, tenant protections, homelessness prevention, housing assistance programs, and community development efforts. By collaborating with various stakeholders, advocating for housing equity, and promoting sustainable housing solutions, the San Mateo County Department of Housing strives to enhance the overall quality of life and economic well-being of its residents through effective housing management and planning.
Affordable Housing Dashboard
The DOH Dashboard displays information on all housing development activity funded by the Department of Housing since 2012. Current data includes total units built, affordability levels (AMI), total funding given, and populations served. The interactive charts can show data as the County at-large, and it can be sorted by jurisdiction, project name, construction status, and types of funding use.
Affordable Housing Fund Dashboard
In April 2013, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of approximately $13.4 million of unrestricted General Funds for affordable housing. These unrestricted general funds – which initiated the County’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) – were set aside to provide financial assistance for the development of multifamily affordable rental housing and provision of emergency and transitional shelter in the County. The Board directed the County’s Department of Housing to develop allocation guidelines and recommend projects for funding. Since 2013, HCD has provided funding to 63 projects totaling 4,522 housing units, mostly rental but with a handful of owner-occupied units. 2,339 of the HCD-funded units are occupied, 588 are under construction, and 1,595 are in predevelopment.