Below Market Rate Rental Housing Program

The City of San Mateo has a Below Market Rate Rental Program that serves households whose incomes range from very low to moderate based on the area median income as published by the State of California.  Apartments are available at different income levels at various locations throughout the city. Rents are generally based on a third of the monthly income designated income level for each unit. 

City of San Mateo Below Market Rate Rental Housing Waiting List is now closed. 

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Waiting List is Open for Arroyo Green- Redwood City

Arroyo Green is a brand new 117- unit affordable senior housing community in Redwood City. This property offers 89 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) units consisting of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Click link for English and Spanish information.

 Bridgepointe Rental Condominiums

Bridgepointe Rental Condominiums has three - 1 bedroom apartment homes ready for move in. The apartments are part of the City of San Mateo’s Below Market Rate Program. They are designated as Moderate Rental units with a monthly rent of $2,248.00 and a minimum annual income of $67,440.00.

Please call 650-358-8511 or email for details

Apply for Affordable Housing in San Mateo County

The City of San Mateo is pleased to share a new resource for finding affordable housing opportunities across San Mateo County: The County’s website is in-progress and aims to eventually serve as both a one-stop-shop for affordable rental housing and include a common short form application to make your experience of applying for housing easier. Please continue to check the County's website and the City of San Mateo's website for available housing opportunities and take a moment to share your feedback with us here.