The Housing Division provides financial assistance for the construction and rehabilitation of rental housing, minor home repair programs, and home ownership programs. The City also has an inclusionary zoning ordinance and a commercial linkage fee that provide below-market rate rental and ownership units and funds to supplement the above mentioned programs.
San Mateo at a Glance
Total housing units
Duplexes and townhouses
The statistics above are from the 2012-16 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Of the occupied housing units, 15,393 or 40.7% are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of household income on housing costs. For further statistics on the City of San Mateo please find the Healthy City Profile from Get Healthy San Mateo County.