Housing

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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 Population 102,224  
Total housing units 39,732  
Owner-occupied units 20,404 53.9%
Renter-occupied units 17,457 46.1%
Single-family homes 17,935 45.1%
Duplexes and townhouses 4,675 11.8%
Multi-family units  17,095 43%

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.