Affordable Housing

Government Resources


The County of San Mateo Department of Housing works to increase access to affordable housing and the supply of workforce housing, and supports related community development, so that housing permanently exists for people of all income levels and generations in San Mateo County. 


smc housing is a free service that helps people search for affordable housing in San Mateo County.


DOH LogoThe San Mateo Department of Housing – Moving-to-Work (MTW) Program is a federally-funded housing assistance program that provides rental subsidies.


ARHL logoThe County of San Mateo Department of Housing Affordable Rental Housing List.  This affordable housing list is updated as needed by the San Mateo Department of Housing and the cities, property owners and developers listed.


home sharing logoThe County of San Mateo Department of Housing Home Sharing Program.  The Home Sharing Program helps match "providers" with a spare room or rooms with "seekers" who are looking for an affordable place to live. Some of the seekers are also willing to exchange household chores for a reduced rent.


City of San Mateo LogoCity of San Mateo Below-Market Rentals -The City of San Mateo is re-opening the Below Market Waiting List for Moderate Incomes.


SSF LogoCity of South San Francisco Affordable Housing Resources

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City of San Bruno Affordable Housing Resources


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Redwood City Affordable Housing Resources


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of San Carlos Affordable Housing Resources


foster city logoFoster City Affordable Housing Resources


city of palo alto
Palo Alto Affordable Housing Resources


santa clara county
Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Resources


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California Department of Housing and Community Development
provides leadership, policies and programs to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians.


US DOH and UDU.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Low Rent Apartment Search site.  Search for federally funded affordable housing in your area.