Neighborhood Improvement & Housing

Community Development (Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, and Housing) will be CLOSED all day on June 25, 2019 for a department training.

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 3, 2019 - Introduction of an Ordinance to provide rental assistance to tenants displaced due to unsafe or substandard housing units will be heard by the City Council at the June 3, 2019 meeting.

June 3, 2019 - The 2019-20 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant funds will be on the City Council agenda.

June 8 and June 10, 2019 - Community Workshops on Study Areas will be held on June 8 at the Main Library (Oak Room) and June 10 at Hillsdale High School (Cafeteria). The General Plan Update 2040 is ongoing. For more information visit Strive San Mateo .

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