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How is the issue of housing affecting you and those you care about? Join us for a different type of dialogue about housing in our community on May 18, 2019.  

This second conversation will build upon the feedback and input we received from our first gathering April 27, as well as ongoing outreach activities in the community.

“Community Conversations: Housing in San Mateo” is a joint effort between the City and Home for All, a San Mateo County collaborative aimed at helping our community talk more constructively about the shared challenge of housing. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment for dialogue where all people are welcome to share their perspectives. This effort starts with you!  

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Tell a friend and click here to register today for our second Community Conversation on Saturday, May 18 at Hillsdale High School.

Why Are These Conversations Taking Place?

Over the past several years, rents and home prices have continued to rise throughout San Mateo County. While our region is experiencing historic economic growth, many in our community have not seen their paychecks go up. As a result, people are being forced to move away from the city they love. Workers are commuting from farther distances, adding to traffic on our highways. Multiple families are living in crowded apartments, creating potentially unsafe living conditions. Seniors who have contributed so much to our city are struggling to stay in their homes. 

The challenge of housing affects all of us. That's why the time is right for us to come together, to join with others who care about San Mateo and to share our ideas for the future. 

Although these discussions aren’t part of a specific project or the General Plan update, our community’s perspectives will be especially helpful as the City evaluates future housing-related policies.  

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Let's Talk - Join the Conversation 

The second event takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019. Bring a friend and RSVP for your free tickets online today!

When: May 18. Doors open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and childcare with the discussion to follow from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Free child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Where: Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte St., cafeteria. Parking is free.