Special Notice Regarding Limited Services Due to COVID-19
Due to the Shelter-in-Place order related to COVID-19, the Community Development Department (CDD) will be closed to the public.
During this time CDD’s internal operations will continue on a limited basis. Information on what services are available is posted on www.cityofsanmateo.org/coronavirus.
Contact information is posted on the right column of this page. Staff in non-essential functions will be working remotely to the extent possible, so please expect some delay in responses.
The Neighborhood Improvement & Housing Division manages a number of programs designed to maintain the quality of neighborhoods and build new affordable housing through local and federal funds.
Housing Projects and Events
SAN MATEO ENACTS TENANT PROTECTIONS
The passage of Assembly Bill 1482 caps rent increases to 5% plus CPI, as well as provides just cause eviction protections statewide starting on January 1, 2020.
On November 4, 2019, the City Council unanimously approved an urgency ordinance to provide San Mateo renters just cause eviction protections in the interim until these statewide tenant protection laws go into effect. San Mateo’s local urgency ordinance prohibits evictions without cause, and retroactively applies starting October 1, 2019. Certain limits apply based on building type and term of occupancy.