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.
City housing programs assist a variety of income groups including Very Low, Low and Moderate based on the San Mateo County median incomes as published by the State of California. Click here to view the current incomes.
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.