Housing Element 2023-2031
The update of the Housing Element 2023-2031 is just beginning! The plan will include an overview of housing policies and programs as well as identify locations that can accommodate the future growth of housing.
Let's Talk Housing is a collaborative effort of all the jurisdictions in San Mateo County focused on getting community feedback that will shape our Housing Elements – a housing plan that is part of every General Plan. Through an ongoing initiative called 21 Elements, we are working together to learn from and listen to the community about their housing needs, helping to make sure everyone is involved in shaping our shared future.
Participate in Countywide Community Meetings
The shortage of homes impacts all of us. That’s why now is the time to participate in conversations and plan together for current and future housing needs in all our communities. See below for a list of meetings.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Taller de Introducción al Plan General y el Elemento de Vivienda (Taller comunitario en español)
Fecha / hora: 10 de abril de 2021 de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
Date/Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 10, 2021
Nuevo al Plan General y el Elemento de Vivienda? Obtenga más información sobre cómo se utiliza el Plan General para planificar y guiar los cambios en la comunidad, y cómo la Ciudad debe planificar con anticipación la vivienda para todos los niveles de ingresos. Este evento se llevará a cabo en español y es coorganizado por la Ciudad de San Mateo y el Centro de Resolución de Conflictos de la Península (PCRC).
Por favor confirme su asistencia en Zoom para recibir el enlace del taller.
¿Preguntas? Para información en español, haga el favor de llamar al (650) 513-0330, ext. 313.
Let's Talk Housing: All About RHNA
Join us to learn more about the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process, have your questions answered, give input and engage in conversation.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
General Plan Updates - Strive San Mateo
The City is updating its General Plan at the same time as it is drafting the new Housing Element. The City wants all residents, business persons, and community members to have a voice in the future of San Mateo. Visit the General Plan project website to see how you can get involved: http://strivesanmateo.org
Housing Programs and Policy Email Updates
More information will be added to this page when updates become available. Please check back frequently or sign up for the Housing Programs and Policy Updates email list to keep current on the progress and be notified of community events.
In 2019, the City hosted “Community Conversations about Housing”. To read what community members talked about, see the reports from two workshops on the Community Conversations webpage and select 'Feedback and Reports'.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about the Housing Element, you may review and select a question from the list below and you will be directed to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answers. We have also provided a PDF version of the FAQs you may download.
- What is the Housing Element?
- What happens if the City does not have an approved Housing Element?
- How are the City’s housing needs determined?
- How was the (2023-2031) RHNA determined?
- Why is San Mateo’s RHNA higher than rest of County?
- Can the RHNA be challenged?
- How does the RHNA impact the General Plan Update?
- Does Measure Y impact the Housing Element?
- When will the housing will be built?