Neighborhood Improvement & Housing

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.
First-Time Homebuyer Program
Below Market Rental Program
Search Affordable Housing

Current Housing Projects and Events

May 18, 2019 -The second Community Conversation on Housing was held at Hillsdale High School. More information can be found at the event page.

June 17, 2019 - City Council passed an Ordinance to provide rental assistance to tenants displaced due to unsafe or substandard housing units. 

June 26, 2019 - General Plan subcommittee meeting on Study Areas will be held on June 26 at the Main Library (Oak Room) from 6:30-9:30 pm. The General Plan Update 2040 is ongoing. For more information visit Strive San Mateo .

July 15, 2019 - City Council Study Session to consider revisions to the City's Inclusionary (Below Market Rate) Program for new housing developments.

For more information on the City's requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units, please visit the Planning Division's resource page.